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.



EXECUTIVE TRANSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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 […]



NEW STANDARDS RELEASE FOR PROFESSIONAL, MASTERS LEVEL, ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAMS.

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.  […]



Standards Citations That May Result in Immediate Probationary Action

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) would like all program administrators to be reminded that there are Standards, (if cited as non-compliant) that may result in the program being placed immediately on Probation. In many instances following a non-compliant citation, a program has the opportunity to respond, within 90 days, in a […]



Commission to hold February Meeting in Austin, TX

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) will hold their winter meeting, February 23-24, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Austin, 500 North IH 35, Austin, TX.   The open session of the meeting is scheduled from 8-5 on Friday February 23rd and 8 am-12 pm Saturday, February 24th. The open sessions of […]



Happy Holidays from the CAATE

Wishing you a safe and happy Holiday Season and best wishes for a wonderful 2018! The CAATE office will be closed December 25th through January 1st to allow our staff to spend time with their families over the Holidays. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.  The CAATE Commissioners and Staff