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Announcement of Call for CAATE Site Visitors

CAATE Site Visitor Selection The CAATE is accepting applications for individuals interested in contributing to the advancement of education in athletic training by serving as a CAATE Site Visitor. Site Visitors will address the responsibilities listed below for professional and post-professional programs.  Persons interested in applying to be a Site Visitor must have the following […]

Annual Reports Are Now Live!

The 2017-2018 Annual Reports are open and available in eAccreditation for program administrators to complete. All accredited Professional, Post-Professional Degree Programs, and Post-Professional Residency Programs must submit their Annual Report by October 1 this year through e-Accreditation. This includes all programs who are completing self-studies or have site visits this year.  Reminder of the submission process for […]

Invitation to the Program Administrators Workshop

As released in the  Spring 2018 Insight Newsletter, we would like to extend an invitation to all program administrators (Program Directors, Chair, Deans, and Clinical Education Coordinators) who are scheduled to have a Site Visit in the next few years to our next Administrators Workshop. This informational session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 1:00pm […]

2018 Accreditation Conference Registration is Open – Tentative Program Available

The CAATE Accreditation Conference will once again be held in Tampa, Florida. Scheduled for October 12-14, 2018, the conference will be hosted at the five-star, Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay. There will be information provided to benefit all program types; Professional, Post-Professional Degree, and Post-Professional Residency. Panel design presentations will provide attendees with the experiences and […]

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, […]

Unveiling New Standards Soon!

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) is set to unveil the Standards of Accreditation for Professional Athletic Training Programs at the Masters Degree Level (2020 Standards) as soon as copy-editing is complete.  The anticipated release date of the 2020 Standards, as well as a crosswalk document, will be on or around March 1, […]

Hang In There… We Are Almost Done!

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE) is pleased to announce that the Commission has finalized and approved the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs (2020 Standards).  The 2020 Standards document is being readied for release and is coming soon!  The Commission anticipates releasing the documents on or around March 1, 2018.  […]