CHEA Recognition

At the September 29-30, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) granted Recognition to the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

CHEA-LogoThe Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

The recognition process included a self-study, an on-site observation visit from a member of the Committee on Recognition, a public comment period, and a public hearing. The CAATE will undergo a full recognition review every ten years.

We are extremely excited about this accomplishment for athletic training education and for the profession of athletic training. The recognition status is an affirmation of CAATE’s commitment to upholding quality assurance standards, and a testament to the high quality of education in CAATE accredited programs! Read the CHEA letter here.