Chapter 1 - The Athletic Trainer as a Health Care Provider

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Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) was charged with responsibility of developing essentials and guidelines for academic programs to use in preparation of individuals for entry into profession through the Joint Review Committee on Athletic Training (JRC-AT).
June 1994-CAHEA dissolved and replaced immediately by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Recognized as an accreditation agency for allied health education programs by the U.S. Department of Education.
Entry level college and university athletic training education programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels were accredited by CAAHEP through 2005.
In 2003, JRC-AT became an independent accrediting agency. It would accredit AT education programs without involvement of CAAHEP. It officially became the Committee for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in 2006. CAATE was officially recognized by CHEA in 2007. It is a private onprofit organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the US. Recognition by CHEA puts CAATE on the same level as other national accreditors, such as CAAHEP.
Athletic Training education programs are accredited through CAATE: 2006. All accredited programs must: Complete an extensive accreditation self-study review. On-campus accreditation site visit by external reviewers very 5/10 years.,
Advanced graduate AT education programs are designed for those that are already certified ATCs.
December 2013: Recommended professional training for ATs should occur at the Master's Degree level.