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 […]

CAATE Unveils a New Identity at NATA 2019

After unveiling our new identity at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, in Las Vegas, and sharing our excitement with thousands of athletic training professionals, we are embarking on a series of ambitious projects to better position the CAATE for the future and deliver value to our stakeholders. A new website is planned for […]

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 […]

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 […]