The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently  incorporated in the State of Texas. Filings of incorporation are available through the Texas Secretary of State. The CAATE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).  More information about CAATE’s CHEA recognition can be accessed here.

Information about what accreditation is and who provides accreditation can be found here.

Information on the CAATE Privacy Policy can be found here.

Information on the CAATE 2022-24 Strategic Plan can be found here.

Information on the CAATE DEI Statement can be found here

Understanding CHEA Recognition can be found here


Serving the public and profession by establishing and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards that facilitate quality outcomes, continuous improvement, innovation and diversity to enhance athletic training education.


Advancing clinical practice and improving health care outcomes through promotion of excellence in athletic training education.


  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Collaborative


Policies and Procedure Manual

About our programs

Each year, the CAATE compiles a report from information collected through the Annual Report.  All programs are required to complete the Annual Report.   The information contained in these documents is reported by Program Directors, and is assumed to be accurate.  These reports will assist in providing information as to the current picture of athletic training education and will also provide benchmarking opportunities for the profession and existing programs as we continue to evolve in the ever changing landscape of higher education and health care.  The CAATE Analytics Report can be found here.

Information about individual programs may be found here – Search Accredited Programs.