Similar to other allied health professions, individuals seeking to enter the health-care profession of athletic training MUST graduate from a CAATE (Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education) accredited edcuational program. All graduates now enter the profession with a degree in Athletic Training. To search for a CAATE acccredited program, click HERE.
The athletic trainer’s professional preparation is based on the development of the current knowledge, skills, and abilities, as determined by the CAATE (currently the 5th Edition of the NATA Athletic Training Education Competencies). The knowledge and skills identified in the Competencies consist of 8 Content Areas: