Category: Public Information

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT ON CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS OPEN COMMENT

The CAATE is familiar with an on-line petition dated July 19th regarding the future of athletic training and AT education. As the curricular content standards for professional programs are being updated, public comment is a planned part of the development process. We welcome discussion and feedback on this very important topic and appreciate that the […]



THERE IS STILL TIME TO COMMENT ON CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS

The CAATE has been seeking feedback on the Curricular Content Standards since June 1, 2016. To date 300 people have provided feedback. The open comment period will be open for 10 more days. Athletic trainers, other health care professions, and the public are encouraged to comment.  The open comment process allows any AT who is […]



ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT TO COMMENT ON PROPOSED PROFESSIONAL OPERATIONAL STANDARDS

Don’t forget to take advantage of your opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed draft of the operational Professional program Standards.  The open comment process for this draft will close on July 1, 2016, so there are only 10 days left to provide input. Also, if you haven’t already done so, make sure to register […]



CAATE OFFICE CLOSED NEXT WEEK

The CAATE office will be closed next week from Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24, as the office staff will be at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Baltimore, MD. Your questions and concerns are very important to us, and staff will resume correspondence on Monday, June 27. If you will similarly […]



QUESTIONS ABOUT OPEN COMMENT?

If you have questions about the ongoing open comments for the proposed Operational and Curricular Content Standard for professional programs in athletic training, please take a minute to visit our open comment webpage.  This page contains the open comment announcements, links to all of the open surveys, and information regarding the the open forums taking […]



2014-2015 CAATE Analytic Report Now Available

The CAATE is excited to announce that the 2014-2015 Analytic Report is now available! This report is designed to provide information about Professional and Post-Professional Athletic Training programs, students, and faculty. The data included in this fact sheet were taken from the 2014-2015 Annual Report completed in October of 2015, data from online accreditation software […]



WELCOME KATHY DIERINGER

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to welcome Kathy Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT as the newly appointed NATA Representative Commissioner. Dr. Dieringer will assume the seat of Mark Laursen, MS, ATC, who will be completing his term in the Fall of 2016. Education & Experience: Dr. Dieringer completed her undergraduate […]



CAATE President Honored at GLATA Annual Meeting

Dr. Mark Merrick, President of the CAATE and Director of Ohio State University’s Athletic Training Division, has been named as a recipient of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) Outstanding Educator Award for 2016.  He was presented the award during the ?2016 GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium in Wheeling, IL this week.  The purpose of the […]



CAATE President to Represent the Strategic Alliance at the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education

The Strategic Alliance has jointly agreed to participate as member-sponsors of the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.  Dr. Mark Merrick, CAATE President, will represent the Strategic Alliance at this forum by participating in The Role of Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation in Health Professions Education –A Workshop. This ad hoc […]



OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION REGARDING UPCOMING REVIEW AND ACTIONS RELATED TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARD 11

The U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the public have all voiced recent concerns with consumer protection and assurance of quality outcomes in higher education, and the transparent reporting of those outcomes by institutions and accreditors. As such, the CAATE is accountable to ensure that the […]