A PUBLICATION FROM THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING
FALL 2016 EDITION
I N SI D E TH I S I S S UE Update On Operational and Curricular Content Standards Drafts
UPDATE ON OPERATIONAL STANDARDS AND CURRICULAR CONTENT STANDARDS DRAFTS The CAATE extends its appreciation for all who provided comment on the operational
Important Information For
standards draft for professional programs that
Programs On Probation For
was available for open comment from May 1
â€“ July 1, 2016, and curricular content standards draft for professional programs that was available
Updates To Standards
for open comment from June 1- August 15, 2016. The Standards Committee, through both face-
CAATE Review And Standards
to-face meetings and conference calls, has been hard at work incorporating your
Committees Meet Prior To
feedback into revisions to the Operational Standards. The Standards Committee
anticipates releasing an updated draft, with opportunities for comment on several specific standards as well as overall comments for each section, in early 2017. The
2016 CAATE Commissioner
Steering Committee, will be meeting face-to-face in November to begin the process
of incorporating the feedback into revisions to the curricular content Standards. The Steering Committee anticipates releasing an updated draft of curricular content
2014-2015 CAATE Analytic Report Available
standards for open comment spring 2017. Questions regarding the proposed Standards and the revision process can be directed to Julie@caate.net.
The Pete Koehneke Award Check Your Liability Insurance CAATE Accreditation Conference 2016 CAATE President Represents The Strategic Alliance At The Global Forum
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS ON PROBATION FOR STANDARD 11 The CAATE has received many questions
the plan of action for non-compliant
regarding the process of withdrawal
programs that included an algorithm
following the February 2016 accreditation
to assist programs with future planning
actions that placed professional
regarding compliance with Standard 11.
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with Standard 11 on
A program wishing to request a voluntary
Probation. Prior to
withdrawal of accreditation must
that meeting, the
notify the CAATE Office in writing of its
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accreditation status. The notification must be signed by the
academic year. Upon the completion of the academic
chief academic officer of the institution and must include
year, accreditation would end. The graduating cohort
a teach-out plan for currently enrolled students among
would be eligible to sit for the BOC exam, but all remaining
other documentation. The teach-out plan will be mutually
students who have not graduated will not be eligible. The
agreed upon by the institution and the CAATE, and the plan
program would be required to advise these non-graduating
must include provisions for how the program will maintain
students that they would need to transfer to another
compliance with the Standards until the date of closure.
academic institutions with a CAATE accredited professional
Instructions for voluntary withdrawal may be found HERE.
program if they wished to gain BOC exam eligibility.
A program in voluntary withdrawal of accreditation can still have its accreditation withdrawn (non-voluntary) by the
A program whose accreditation has been withdrawn by the
Commission prior to its closing date if compliance with the
CAATE is no longer eligible to submit a voluntary withdrawal
Standards is not maintained.
of accreditation. Therefore, the deadline for programs who are currently on probation for Standard 11 to submit notice
The Commission will next review compliance with Standard
of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation documentation
11 at its February 2017 meeting. If the CAATE moves to
to the CAATE to be considered prior to the Commissionâ€™s
Withdraw Accreditation (non-voluntary) due to non-
February 2017 meeting is January 10, 2017. Questions
compliance with Standard 11, the program would continue
about this process can be directed to the CAATE Office at
to be accredited through the remainder of the current
firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-GO-CAATE.
UPDATES TO STANDARDS: At their September meeting, the Commission approved the following changes and additions to the Standards. The associated implementation timeline for each change is listed beneath the change. Questions about these changes can be directed to email@example.com.
Professional Program Standards 28 and 29: The Standards Committee reviewed these Standards based on recommendation from the Review Committee Chair. The current Standards read: 28. Athletic Training Faculty Qualifications: All faculty assigned and responsible for the instruction of athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities in required coursework must possess a current state credential and be in good standing with the state regulatory agency (where and when applicable) when teaching hands on athletic training patient care techniques with an actual patient population. 29. Athletic Training Faculty Qualifications: All athletic trainers who are identified as the primary instructor for athletic training courses (as identified by the matrix) must be certified and in good standing with the BOC and, where applicable, be credentialed by the state.
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UPDATES TO STANDARDS:
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The Standards Committee proposed the elimination of Standard 29 and conducted an open comment for newly proposed language for Standard 28. The final approved changes are:
Standard 28: All faculty who instruct athletic training skills necessary for direct patient care must possess a current state credential and be in good standing with the state regulatory agency (in states where their profession is regulated). In addition, faculty who are solely credentialed as athletic trainers and who teach skills necessary for direct patient care must be BOC certified.
Eliminate Standard 29
These changes will be implemented on July 1, 2017 and affect only professional programs
Ethics Standard In March 2016, the Standards Committee proposed an Ethics Standard be added to Professional Degree, Post-Professional Degree, and Post-Professional Residency Standards. The Standards Committee has reviewed the solicited open comment responses, and also incorporated the responses in the open comment for the same proposed Standard within the draft of operational standards for professional masterâ€™s programs. The final approved Standard is:
The institution must demonstrate honesty and integrity in all interactions that pertain to the athletic training program.
Note: For Residency programs the Standard will read: â€œThe sponsoring organization must demonstrate honesty and integrity in all interactions that pertain to the athletic training program.â€?
The Commission would like programs to understand that this Standard will only be cited to address acts of purposeful dishonesty or lack of integrity, and not inadvertent situations of mistaken information being provided. For example, a program that is on probation that removes mention of CAATE Accreditation and associated program status to avoid notifying potential students of their probationary status would be cited for this Standard. Programs will not be asked to submit demonstration of compliance for this Standard for a self-study, but site visitors will have the ability to cite this Standard only if unethical practices are noted during the site visit. The nature of the subsequent documentation requested will be dependent on rationale for the original citation.
This Standard will be implemented on July 1, 2017 and affects all program types
Outcomes Standards: Accreditors are being called upon by the public and government to improve transparency in the reporting of program outcomes. Specific federal requirements have been set forth by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To align our Standards with other accreditors, the Commission asked the Standards Committee to review this Standard and recommend changes. The Standards Committee suggested and collected feedback on Standards relative to program outcomes data collection and reporting for all program types. The final changes are as follows:
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Professional Program Standards (changes italicized and in red): Standard 7: Assessment Measures: The program must collect data for the following assessment measures: •
The program’s BOC examination aggregate data for the most recent three test cycle years must be provided and include the following metrics: Number of students graduating from the program who took the BOC examination, number and percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt, and overall number and percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts
The program’s employment/placement rate for the most recent three graduating cohorts within 6 months of graduation. (This will use the student employment/placement categories currently available within student profiles in eAccreditation)
The program’s retention and graduation rates for the most recent three academic years. (Retention rate (modified from United States Department of Education): Measures the percentage of students who have been admitted to the professional program who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.) (Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.)
The proposed change to Standard 7 would subsequently impact Standard 8, although the wording of Standard 8 would remain the same: Standard 8: Assessment Measures: Programs must post the data from Standard 7 on the program’s home page or a direct link to the data must be on the program’s home webpage. Post-Professional Degree Program Standards (changes italicized and in red): Standard 15. Assessment Measures: The program’s aggregate institutional data (as defined below by the CAATE) for the most recent three years must be provided. •
The program’s employment/placement rate for the most recent three graduating cohorts within 6 months of graduation.
The program’s retention and graduation rates for the most recent three academic years. (Retention rate (modified from United States Department of Education): Measures the percentage of enrolled students who are seeking post-professional degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.) (Graduation rate (taken from United States Department of Education): Measures the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students by showing the percentage of these students who complete their degree or certificate within a 150% of “normal time” for completing the program in which they are enrolled.)
Standard 16: Assessment Measures: Programs must post the aggregate institutional data (as defined in Standard 15 by the CAATE) on the program’s home page or a direct link to the data must be on the program’s home webpage.
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UPDATES TO STANDARDS:
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Post-Professional Residency Program Standards (changes italicized and in red):
Standard 21: Assessment Measures: The residency program’s aggregate organizational data (as defined below by the CAATE) for the most recent three
WELCOME DR. CHRISTOPHER INGERSOLL The Commission
years must be provided. •
The program’s employment rate in athletic training for the most recent
three cohorts within 6 months of program completion.
of Athletic Training
The program’s retention and completion rates for the most recent three
academic years. (Retention rate (modified from United States Department of Education): Measures the percentage of accepted residents who are seeking
pleased to welcome Christopher Ingersoll, PhD, AT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, FASAHP as the newly selected Administrator
(Completion rate (modified from United States Department of Education):
Member Commissioner-elect. Dr.
Measures the progress of residents who began their studies as
Ingersoll will assume the seat of Dr.
full-time residents by showing the percentage of these residents
Gregory Frazer at the conclusion
who complete their program within a 150% of “normal time” for
of his term in the Fall of 2017.
who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.)
completing the program in which they are enrolled.)
Dr. Ingersoll is the Dean of the Standard 22: Assessment Measures: Residency programs must post the aggregate organizational data (as defined in Standard 21 by the CAATE) on the residency program’s home page or a direct link to the data must be on the residency program’s home webpage.
College of Health and Human
Services at the University of Toledo. Dr. Ingersoll earned a BS in Sports Medicine from Marietta (OH)
College, and MA in Athletic Training
All the changes to the outcomes Standards as listed above will be implemented on July 1, 2018 (to allow ample time to enhance eAccreditation to support in tracking and tabulating this data) and will affect all program types.
from Indiana State University, and a PhD in Biomechanics from The
University of Toledo. His research has focused on the neurophysiological and neuromechanical
consequences of injury, particularly relating to muscle activation, and
the neurophysiological mechanisms
CAATE REVIEW AND STANDARDS COMMITTEES MEET PRIOR TO ACCREDITATION CONFERENCE
of rehabilitation interventions.
Members of the CAATE Review
prepare new members to review site
Services he has had the opportunity
Committee and Standards Committee
visit rejoinders and progress reports
to work with more than 20 specialty
within eAccreditation. The Standards
accreditors. Throughout his career
Tampa a day
Committee met to continue their
he has had the opportunity to
early to meet.
review of stakeholder feedback and
serve as an undergraduate and
ongoing revisions to the operational
graduate program director for both
Standards for professional programs
(see update on page 1).
In his role as the Dean of the
College of Health and Human
Professional and Post-Professional Athletic Training Programs. The
Commission welcomes Dr. Ingersoll and thanks him for his willingness to serve.
CAAT E I NSI GHT
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2016 CAATE COMMISSIONER ELECTIONS THE CANDIDATES
Mr. Forrest Pecha
Dr. Bonnie Van Lunen
Dr. Barbara Long
Post-Professional Programs and Residencies Candidates
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Professional Programs Candidates Dr. Barbara Long and Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Mr. Forrest Pecha and Dr. Bonnie Van Lunen The CAATE is excited to announce that voting is open for two new Commissioners to fill the seats of departing Commissioners Ray Castle, PhD, ATC (professional program) and Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, FNATA (post-professional program) whose terms are ending in 2017. There are two separate elections on this year’s ballot: One for a Commissioner representing Post-Professional Programs and Residencies and one for a Commissioner representing Professional Programs. There are two candidates for each available position. Each CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program is asked to cast one (1) vote in the election for each of these Commissioner openings. All programs are strongly encouraged to participate in the election process. The electronic ballot will remain open until December 1, 2016. The commissioner ballots can be accessed HERE. Click the link provided below to review the candidates’ qualifications.
Stakeholder Input and Voting Process An eblast was sent out to all current Program Directors, Clinical Education Coordinators, Department Chairs, and Deans notifying them of the election. Each program casts its votes through its Program Director, however the CAATE recommends that the input of all program stakeholders, such as preceptors and clinicians, be solicited by the Program Director prior to casting the program’s ballot. When voting, Program Directors will be directed to input their program school code which can be accessed in the program’s profile within eAccreditation.
Meet the Candidates: By clicking HERE you will have an opportunity to view the current composition of the CAATE Commission, review the process by which candidates are selected, and read the biographies and personal philosophies of this election’s outstanding candidates prior to voting. Any questions about the election process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-2015 CAATE ANALYTIC REPORT AVAILABLE The 2014-2015 Analytic Report became available in June 2016. This report is designed to provide information about Professional and Post-Professional Athletic Training programs, students,
2014-2015 Annual Report completed in October of 2015, data from online accreditation software profiles at the time of Annual Report submission, and from the BOC pass rate information provided by the BOC in December of 2015. Post-Professional Residency program data was collected
and faculty. The data included in this
at the same time period outside of eAccreditation. Click
fact sheet were compiled from the
here to view the 2014-2015 CAATE Analytic Report.
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CAATE ESTABLISHES THE PETE KOEHNEKE AWARD AND BESTOWS INITIAL HONOR ON DR. MICKI CUPPETT The CAATE is pleased to announce the establishment
The Commission is pleased to present
of the Pete Koehneke Award. The award will honor an
the first Pete Koehneke Award to
outstanding leader who has made significant, on-going
Dr. Micki Cuppett. Dr. Cuppett has
contributions of exceptional value to athletic training
over three decades of experience
education and accreditation over a sustained period of
and contributions to athletic training
service. Recipients of this award, through their dedication
education at both the baccalaureate
and work, have had a lasting influence on the course of
and post-baccalaureate level.
the profession at the national/international level.
She served on JRC-AT Standards Committee from 2000-2004 and was
The award is name for Mr. Peter
a site visitor from 2001-2008. Following the formation of
Koehneke, currently the Director
the CAATE she served on the Annual Review Committee
of Athletic Training Education at
from 2004-2008. In 2008, she was elected as a CAATE
Canisius College. In addition to four
Commissioner and, in 2011, served as President of the
decades of service in athletic training
Commission. During her tenure on the CAATE, she oversaw
education, Pete has been committed
the release of the first major revisions to the Professional
to athletic training accreditation since
Standards for Accreditation under the CAATE, the
1990 when he became a member
assumption of responsibility for accreditation of Post-
of the CATA/CAAHEP Joint Review
Professional AT Programs, the implementation of electronic
Committee for Athletic Training (JRC-AT). His role with
accreditation services and initiated and completed the
JRC-AT included the writing and revision of accreditation
process to achieve CHEA recognition. The CAATE would
standards, conducting many training workshops,
like to thank her for all that she has done for athletic
scheduling site visits, participating as a site visitor for over
training education and accreditation.
30 site visits, and reviewing hundreds of candidacy reports until candidacy was discontinued in 2007. He served as
Future award nominations will be accepted on an
vice chair of the JRC-AT from 94-98 and chair from 98-2004.
ongoing basis. Any person associated with athletic
He subsequently dedicated his time and efforts to the
training education or institutions and organizations that
Board of Certification, all while he has continued to serve
sponsor CAATE accredited programs is eligible to submit
as a CAATE Site Visitor. Pete was selected as the recipient
a nomination. A minimum of 20 years of service to AT
of the CAATE Bob & Lynn Carutherâ€™s Service Award in
education/accreditation is required to be considered for
2014. The CAATE would like to thank Pete Koehneke for
the award. Recipients will be selected by the Commission.
all that he has done for athletic training education and
This honor will be awarded when exemplary individuals
accreditation, and as such names this award in his honor.
PROTECT YOUR STUDENTS-CHECK YOUR LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE At the 2016 CAATE Accreditation Conference the CAATEâ€™s
Commercial General Liability Insurance
legal representative, Kasi Moeskau, Esq. presented on
(or CGL): CGL is a general liability policy
Legal Issues in AT Education, specifically concentrating on
that typically insures against claims of
affiliation agreements. In preparing her presentation, Ms.
bodily or personal injury or property
Moeskau obtained affiliation agreements from a variety of
damage arising from products, services and
institutions and noted an alarming concern regarding the
operations. The general liability policy will cover the legal
liability insurance that some programs have in place. There
fees and costs associated with the defense, settlements,
are two general types of liability insurance:
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Professional Liability coverage: Also known as errors
Liability coverage, many programs are inappropriately
and omissions (E&O) or malpractice policies and cover
insuring their students with Commercial General
negligence as it pertains to professional services provided.
Provides coverage for suits that could result from an error or omission in work or services rendered to a client or patient.
The CAATE strongly encourages programs to review their liability insurance coverage policy with their sponsoring
It was noted that while the appropriate coverage for
institutionâ€™s legal counsel to ensure that use of the
liability insurance for students would be the Professional
appropriate type of liability insurance coverage.
CAATE ACCREDITATION CONFERENCE 2016 The CAATE hosted the 3rd annual Accreditation
assessment workshops, developing and refining the
Conference in Tampa, Florida from October 21-23, 2016.
educational component of the Residency, moving the
Well over 300 program directors, clinical education
AT Program to align with other Health Science Programs,
coordinators, and institutional administrators attended this
conducting a successful self-study/site visit, and so much
yearâ€™s conference. Conference speakers presented on a
more! The conference highlighted keynote speaker, Dr.
multitude of topics including updates on curricular content
David Perrin, whose presentation, titled Higher Education
and operational Standards development, integrating the
Landscape: Implications for Athletic Training Education
IOM Core Competencies in healthcare into AT education,
Programs and Faculty, was given on Saturday morning.
employability of ATs with the DAT, Advanced Assessment,
Attendees of the 2016 CAATE Accreditation Conference
Dr. Eric Sauers addresses conference attendees on incorporating IOM Core Competencies into Healthcare Education
Attendees visit with exhibitors during breaks
Dr. David Perrin delivers keynote address
CAATE President, Mark Merrick presents the inaugural Pete Koehneke Award to Dr. Micki Cuppett. Dr. Koehneke was present for the establishment of the award in his honor
Dr. Luzita Vela presents to residency administrators on how to conduct a successful self-study/site visit
Dr. Barbara Long presents on using a feasibility study to present Information to institutional administrators
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CAATE PRESIDENT REPRESENTS THE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE AT THE GLOBAL FORUM ON INNOVATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION In a significant achievement for the
We are pleased to announce the release of the National
athletic training profession, the Strategic
Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Alliance participated as a first-time
proceedings of a workshop, Exploring the Role of
Member-Sponsor of the Global Forum
Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation in Health
on Innovation in Health Professional
Professions Education, which can be downloaded online
Education. The Global Forum is an
for free. Please note that this is not the final version, but
ongoing activity of the National Academics of Science,
rather a prepublication version of the publication. Please
Engineering and Medicine, (recently renamed from the
feel free to disseminate this workshop proceedings to your
Institute of Medicine) that brings together stakeholders from
colleagues. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentations
multiple nations and professions to network, discuss, and
and webcast videos from this workshop.
illuminate issues within health professional education. Dr. Mark Merrick, CAATE President, represented the Strategic
Dr. Merrick also represented the Strategic Alliance at the
Alliance at this forum by participating in the Global Forum
fall workshop of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health
Planning meeting and presenting at the Workshop, “The
Professional Education focusing on the Future Financing of
Role of Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation
Health Professional Education. The workshop was October
in Health Professions Education”. The presence of athletic
6-7, 2016, and was webcast. Click here to view the webcast.
training as member-sponsors of the event was significant
The proceedings for this workshop are expected to be
in that Athletic Trainers are now sitting with leaders of other
available in the Spring of 2017.
health professions and are planning the future of health professional education together.
UPCOMING DATES NOVEMBER 23, 2016
DECEMBER 1, 2016
DECEMBER 26-30, 2016
CAATE OFFICE CLOSES AT NOON (EST) FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Re-opens Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:00 am EST
DEADLINE FOR PROGRAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN CAATE COMMISSIONER ELECTIONS
CAATE OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY Re-Opens Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:00 am EST
JANUARY 10, 2017
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
FEBRUARY 23-25, 2017
DEADLINE FOR PROGRAMS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON PROBATION FOR STANDARD 11 TO SUBMIT NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL OF ACCREDITATION DOCUMENTATION TO THE CAATE
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