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 […]

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, […]