Athletic Training Students spend a minimum of two academic years in structured clinical experiences preparing for the BOC Certification Exam.
Preceptors demonstrate best practices in evidence-based care on a daily basis in teaching athletic training students to become highly skilled clinicians.
The CAATE has received a few questions regarding the implementation of Standard Standard 11 of the CAATE Standards for the Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs. Questions from Program Administrators were shared with the full Commission at the most recent meeting, held on January 16, 2014. Subsequently, the Commission has developed a response to further clarify the process leading to the implementation of Standard 11 and to respond to the concerns that have been raised to the Commission.
The CAATE is proud to announce that current President, Mark Laursen, has been awarded the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM) Athletic Trainer of the Year award for 2014. In addition to his CAATE appointment, Mark also serves as the Director of Athletic Training Services at Boston University. Please join us in congratulating Mark for his personal and professional success in receiving this honor. Mark was nominated for this award by Brian Vesci, his colleague at Boston University.
The CAATE is conducting workshops for program administrators and faculty in conjunction with district and other athletic training meetings. Registration for the workshops may be completed in conjunction with the district meeting registrations. In addition, representatives from the Commission will be presenting an update and conducting an open forum titled “Assuring and Enhancing Quality Education in Athletic Training” at each NATA district meeting. The open forums are designed to allow participants to ask questions regarding accreditation issues and the level of the professional degree. Please join us! Click here for times, dates and locations.