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Joint Statement from the BOC, CAATE, NATA, and NATA Foundation Presidents regarding the process for examining the professional degree.

At times during the evolution of a profession like athletic training, key decisions are required and made to help advance that profession. Recent examples in the AT profession are the change away from the internship route to certification and the study of the name of the profession.  Currently, the profession is engaged in a discussion about the professional degree being offered at the baccalaureate and post−baccalaureate level.  There has been much conversation regarding this topic, so it is the intent of the Presidents of the Strategic Alliance members (BOC, CAATE, NATA, NATA Foundation) to communicate the current process to all stakeholders during this time of examination and public comment via this joint statement.