Professional Programs

The purpose of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is to develop, maintain, and promote appropriate minimum education standards for quality for professional, post-professional, and residency athletic training programs. CAATE is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

Look along the above task bar to visit pages that contain information pertinent to professional program administrators

With respect to in person or phone conversations with program consultants or any third party, the CAATE will communicate with outside parties regarding a program only with the program director or an administrator present.



Frequently Accessed Documents:

2012 Professional Standards_

2012 Substantial Equivalent Standards


Policy and Procedure Manual

2020 Standards for Professional Masters Programs

2020 Standards Crosswalk

Guide to 2020 Standards

Tables for the 2020 Standards

         Contemporary Expertise: Additional Information

         2020 Professional Curricular Content Standards Clarification


Frequently Accessed Links:

CAATE eblasts, newsletters, analytics reports and other documents

BOC Pass Rates

CAATE Accredited Program Seal (download for program use)

Accreditation Fees