The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.

PROFESSIONAL FAQS - 2012 Professional Program Standards

Only include AT core courses. Pre-requisites or courses outside the department that are included as basic science courses do not need to be included.

The athletic training student must be supervised at all times, therefore, sending the student to perform athletic training services, including application of ice, on a patient would require the presence of an appropriately credentialed preceptor (e.g. licensed athletic trainer).  Failure to assure athletic training students are supervised during all clinical experiences will result in non-compliance.


The directory information (clinical site, faculty, and preceptor profiles) are dynamic and can be updated at all times. Programs are encouraged to put in the most recent training date. The reviewers will not be concerned with the training date occurring within the reporting year.