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Important Announcement: New CAATE Headquarters Info

New CAATE Headquarters in Washington, DC The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has moved our operations to a new home with SmithBucklin, a leading association management company located in Washington, DC. While the CAATE has sound and effective accreditation practices in place today, our partnership with SmithBucklin will help the CAATE achieve […]

Focused on Growth: An Exciting and Promising Future for the CAATE

Dear Colleagues: On behalf of the CAATE Commission, I am pleased to communicate exciting news that will enable the CAATE to achieve the strategic initiatives we have articulated for our organization and the continued enhancement of the Athletic Training profession. The CAATE Commission remains focused on the future. To enable us to tackle the next […]

CAATE Update on the Coronavirus

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Austin, TX, Aug. 18, 2019 – The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce it has accredited its first program outside the United States. During the monthly CAATE Board meeting on August 13, 2019, the Board voted to grant the Master’s in Athletic Training and Therapy program at Universidad Camilo […]

Registration for Accreditation Conference – Now Open!

CAATE Accreditation Conference: Programmatic Accreditation for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement  We are thrilled to take the CAATE Accreditation Conference to Atlanta for the first time!   Join us on October 11-12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, located in the heart of downtown. Register today! Early registration is available through September 10, 2019. In addition to […]

Interprofessional Education & Practice in Athletic Training Education Programs

Demonstration that students have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional education and collaborative practice will soon be required of all AT Education programs. Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC and Jordan Utley, Phd, LAT, ATC will discuss a variety of methods that can be used to incorporate interprofessional education into an athletic training curriculum.  This panel of […]

Clarification Regarding Curricular Content and the NATA Educational Competencies 5th Ed

With the release of the 2020 Standards and the Crosswalk document, the Commission has received inquiries into the use of the NATA Educational Competencies 5th ed. in master’s degree programs.  For clarification, within master’s degree programs under the 2020 Standards, only the curricular content Standards (Standards 55 through 94) will be used to evaluate content […]

Important Information Regarding the Transition to the Masters Degree for Professional Programs

The timeline for the transition of professional programs to the master’s degree was first released on September 25, 2015. This announcement provided the following language: Baccalaureate programs may not admit, enroll, or matriculate students into the athletic training program after the start of the fall term 2022, which was subsequently added to the 2012 Standards.


On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), we are writing to announce that, by mutual agreement, Dr. Micki Cuppett is no longer serving as Executive Director, effective March 06, 2018. After 5 years as a CAATE Commissioner and President, and 5 years as […]


The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has formally approved the new Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs at the Masters Level (2020 Standards). The final version of the 2020 Standards was approved following more than 28 months of drafting and revisions completed by the CAATE Standards Committee and Professional Knowledge working group, […]