Practice Makes Permanent

Athletic Training Students spend a minimum of two academic years in structured clinical experiences preparing for the BOC Certification Exam.

From Student to Clinician

Preceptors demonstrate best practices in evidence-based care on a daily basis in teaching athletic training students to become highly skilled clinicians.

Professionally Engaged

Programs prepare students to be highly engaged to address complex healthcare issues.


Now accepting nominations for the 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 careers. Both Bob and Lynn demonstrated significant and distinguished service to professional and specialized accreditation and excellence when working directly with constituent institutions.

Professional Program BOC Pass Rate Data

The Annual Reports for Professional Programs were recently completed within e-Accreditation and are currently being reviewed by the Annual Report Committee.  Although the data from the Annual Reports is still being reviewed, the BOC Pass Rate data by program is now available.  Three hundred fifty-eight professional programs had students challenge the BOC examination during the 2011-13 academic years.   The first time pass rate across all programs was 82% and the overall pass rate across all programs was 92%.  To see the complete results, including pass-rate by program, click here.

Strategic Alliance Releases Statement: Legal and Ethical Responsibility to Report Unregulated Practice

The leadership of the Strategic Alliance, which includes the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the NATA Research and Education Foundation  and the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC), has concluded that it is necessary to issue a formal statement to remind institutions, employers, Athletic Trainers (ATs) and athletic training students that the practice of athletic training by unregulated  individuals must be reported to the appropriate regulatory authorities.  Just as unregulated practice is unethical and unprofessional, so is the failure to report this practice.  Regulatory mechanisms exist to protect the public and to ensure safe and effective athletic training practice. ATs have both a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the public from those who engage in the practice of athletic training without a proper authorization from a state regulatory agency.