Attention Program Directors: If you have had a rejoinder or progress report due recently, please check to ensure that you have submitted your response following the signature phase.  Once the email notification is received that the signature phase has been completed, the Program Director will need to login to eAccreditation to submit the response for […]

Call For Nominations; the Bob & Lynn Caruthers Service Award and the Pete Koehneke Award

The Bob & Lynn Caruthers Service Award The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) invites and encourages peer and self-nomination(s) of individuals for the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award. This award will be given to an individual that demonstrates the character and performance traits Bob and Lynn Caruthers displayed in their respective […]


An editorial by Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, CSCS, OTC Webster’s definition of residency includes: “A period of advanced training in a medical specialty.” This is important to understand when considering the goals and standards of post-professional athletic training residency programs (PPATR). The breadth of professional athletic training educational knowledge is wide, however the depth is […]


Professional Programs transitioning from a baccalaureate to a master’s degree OR Post-Professional Programs from a master’s to a doctoral degree that are not on probation and in mid-cycle for accreditation may apply for a change in the level of the degree through this Substantive Change Request. The Notification of Intent form must be uploaded to […]

Last Day to Participate in Open Comment on CHANGES TO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM STANDARDS 28 AND 29

The Standards Committee was asked to review Professional Program Standards 28 and 29 by both the Annual Report Committee and the Review Committee based on the number of non-compliances on these two standards during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Standards Committee feels strongly that providers who have the potential to be credentialed in their discipline […]

Last Day to Participate in Open Comment On CHANGES TO OUTCOMES STANDARDS

The higher education regulatory climate is very charged at this time around accreditation, outcomes, transparency and accountability. Renewal of the Higher Education Act has fostered heated discussion of educational quality and the role of accreditors versus regulators in assuring it. On November 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) announced an agenda of transparency […]

Standard for Athletic Training Degree and Implementation Timeline

As announced on May 20, 2015, the Strategic Alliance (BOC, CAATE, NATA and NATA Foundation) has determined that the professional degree for Athletic Training be at the master’s degree.  Following this announcement, the CAATE Standards Committee drafted a proposal for the wording of the new standard as well as the timeline for implementation of the […]