Post-Professional Programs

CAATE to Discontinue Post-Professional Degree Program Accreditation

2020 CAATE Accreditation Conference Information

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).

Post-professional graduate degree programs are designed to prepare athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice, and research and scholarship, in order to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve patients’ health-related quality of life. The athletic trainer’s post-professional preparation is based on developing students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities, beyond the professional level, as determined by the Commission. Post-Professional athletic training degree programs incorporate core competencies required for advanced clinical practice.

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Frequently Accessed Documents:

2014 Standards for Accreditation of Post-Professional Degree Programs

Policy and Procedure Manual

Pursuing and Maintaining Post-Professional Graduate Programs

Frequently Accessed Links:

CAATE eblasts, newsletters, analytics reports and other documents

CAATE Accredited Program Seal (download for program use)

Accreditation Fees