2019 CAATE Elections

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is pleased to announce the following vacancies and seeks outstanding nominees for each of these elected positions. Self-nomination by qualified candidates is strongly encouraged: One (1) Athletic Trainer Commissioner on the CAATE Commission with experience as a clinician. Must be a clinician with current or past […]

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.

Registration for Accreditation Conference – Now Open!

CAATE Accreditation Conference: Programmatic Accreditation for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement  We are thrilled to take the CAATE Accreditation Conference to Atlanta for the first time!   Join us on October 11-12 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, located in the heart of downtown. Register today! Early registration is available through September 10, 2019. In addition to […]

2019 CAATE Commissioner Election Now Live!

The CAATE is excited to commence with the election of the Commissioner representing Post-Professional Residency Athletic Training Programs. There are two candidates available for this position. Applicants had to have experience as a clinician within a Post-Professional Residency Athletic Training Program. Each CAATE accredited Athletic Training program is given one (1) vote towards each Commissioner […]

Accreditation Conference Update – Continued Monitoring of Hurricane Michael

As we continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Michael, projected to make landfall through the Florida panhandle and continuing through the southeast area – Committee Day on Thursday and the Accreditation Conference Friday – Sunday will continue as planned. We understand there will be flight disruptions – please monitor your flights closely through the southeast […]


The most up-to-date information from the CAATE is now at your fingertips! The newsletter is designed to keep our stakeholders apprised on accreditation-related matters, such as upcoming activities, new announcements, and forthcoming deadlines. Some of the information contained within the newsletter may have been previously eblasted to program directors, but there are plenty of new […]

Accreditation Conference Final Schedule Now Available!

The final schedule for the CAATE Accreditation Conference is now available.  The schedule contains information for all sessions and topics, and includes confirmed speakers.  Click HERE to access the final schedule. Regular registration is still open! Click HERE to register today! Registration costs remain the same this year. Your registration includes some meals – see schedule for more […]

Quality Improvement In Post-Professional AT Education

Post-professional degree and residency programs are required by their respective Standards to include opportunities for students to perform professional behaviors related to the core competencies  that involve the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, clinical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values, and reflection in daily practice.  On Saturday morning, October 13, 2018, at the Accreditation […]

Tracking and Documenting Students’ Patient Encounters

Programs at the Professional master’s level and Post-Professional level will be required to demonstrate the inclusion of the core competencies throughout their curriculum and their students’ clinical experiences.  Additionally, programs at the professional master’s level will need to demonstrate that their students have had adequate exposure to providing care to a variety of patient conditions.  […]

Meaningful Aggregate Data for Post-Professional Programs

The standards for accreditation of both post-professional degree and post-professional residency programs require the collection, analysis, and public posting of aggregate data.  Dr. Bonnie Van Lunen will discuss which meaningful data post-professional programs should consider collecting at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL. Dr. Van Lunen will speak on Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2018.  Make […]

Demonstration of Faculty Expertise & Scholarship

The 2020 Standards require that core faculty in the athletic training program demonstrate scholarship and that they maintain an area of contemporary expertise.  Luzita Vela, PhD, ATC, and Ericka P. Zimmerman, EdD, LAT, ATC, CES, PES will discuss faculty qualifications as they pertain to the 2020 Standards at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL. This […]