How are we doing?

It is the goal of the CAATE Staff to provide our stakeholders with quality customer service.  Please take one minute to tell us how we are doing.  Click here to complete a short survey that will provide the staff with feedback on how we can continually improve upon the service we provide.

Understanding CHEA Recognition

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Recognition process is the examination of the quality, effectiveness, and ability of accrediting organizations to accredit degree-granting higher education institutions and/or the programs that these institutions offer. Accreditation using nationally and professionally approved rigorous academic standards confirms quality assurance and commitment to quality improvement in higher education. Accreditation […]

Important Organizational Updates

A message from the President  As summer draws to a close, I want to take the opportunity to reach out and provide a general update on the CAATE, and to welcome your observations, questions or concerns as we begin a new academic year. It goes without saying, for the past 18 months we have all […]

2022 CAATE Commissioner Election Process FAQ

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) announces the launch of the 2022 Call for Nominations for Commissioners. The CAATE Board of Commissioners takes pride in leading the organization to achieve our mission of serving the public and profession by establishing and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards that facilitate quality outcomes, continuous improvement, […]

CAATE Newsletter – Spring 2021

Message from the President CAATE Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2022 Call for Commissioners Opens This Month Changes and Enhancements to ATCAS for the 2021-22 Application Cycle Upcoming Dates Message from CAATE President: Eric Sauers, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA In February, the CAATE leadership gathered to complete our strategic planning. It is unfortunate we couldn’t […]

CAATE Newsletter – December 2020

Message from the President Commission Approves Temporary Change to BOC Pass-Rate Accreditation Action Algorithm  2020 CAATE Accreditation Virtual Conference CAATE Award Recipients New Educational Resources Available: Webinars, Focus Group Series and Podcasts Athletic Training Research Agenda 2018-2019 Analytics Report Now Available 2020 Professional Standards Updates CAATE Welcomes New Commissioner: Toni Torres-McGehee, Ph.D., ATC Upcoming Events […]

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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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce the following vacancies and seeks outstanding nominees for these elected positions. Self-nomination by qualified candidates is strongly encouraged:    One (1) seat on the CAATE Commission for Public Member.  Term begins at the September 2020 meeting. Interested applicants should submit all required […]


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 […]