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Important Organizational Updates

As part of the CAATE’s strategic commitment to strive for organizational excellence and sustainability, we are planning to make important changes to our volunteer governance structure. The Professional Accreditation Council and Residency & Fellowship Accreditation Council are being formed to deliberate on accreditation matters, and to make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for their […]

CAATE Executive Director Appointment

As the CAATE Board of Commissioners completed our three-year strategic plan in July, and having reached the one-year mark since the board decided to transition our headquarters, staffing, and operations to an association management model at SmithBucklin’s Washington, D.C. office, we launched a search for the CAATE’s permanent and full-time executive director. Following a competitive […]

CAATE Newsletter – Fall 2021

Message from the President Welcome New CAATE Commissioners Congratulations 2021 CAATE Award Winners  2021 CAATE Accreditation Conference CHEA Update Deadline Reminder: Transition to Master’s Degree for Professional Programs Updates to CAATE’s Fee Structure Upcoming Dates Message from CAATE President: Eric Sauers, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA It was a pleasure getting to interact with over 200 of […]

Enhanced Transparency in Reporting of Accreditation Actions, and Student Achievement and Performance Data

Provided is a detailed overview of changes that are in progress to enhance transparency in reporting of accreditation actions and student achievement and program performance data. This information is being shared as part of our commitment to transparency regarding our continuing recognition as a programmatic accreditor, and to inform our stakeholders about important changes in […]

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 […]