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 […]



Interprofessional Education & Practice in Athletic Training Education Programs

Demonstration that students have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional education and collaborative practice will soon be required of all AT Education programs. Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC and Jordan Utley, Phd, LAT, ATC will discuss a variety of methods that can be used to incorporate interprofessional education into an athletic training curriculum.  This panel of […]



Use of Healthcare Informatics in Post-Professional 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 […]



Clinical Education for Masters Programs – Topic at the Accreditation Conference

The 2020 Standards contain a variety of clinical education requirements, and Chad Clements, MS, ATC, Kelley Henderson, EdD, LAT, ATC, and Sarah Manspeaker, PhD, ATC plan to discuss several strategies to meet those Standards at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL.  Their panel discussion, which will take place in the afternoon on Friday, October 12, […]



Accreditation Conference Keynote Speaker

Celia R. Hooper will present on Leading Change on Friday morning (October 12, 2018) at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL.   Celia R. Hooper is currently Dean Emeritus, School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She received her BA from Wake Forest […]



CAATE Announces New Executive Director

The CAATE is pleased to announce the hiring of Danielle Duran Baron, CAE, as our new Executive Director. Ms. Baron will assume the position as of September 1, 2018, and comes to the CAATE from her most recent position of Chief Marketing Officer for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology). She holds a B.A. […]



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 […]