The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted the Professional Athletic Training Program at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington 10 years of continuing accreditation, which is the highest award the CAATE grants.
This accreditation award will follow the Professional Athletic Training Program as it transitions to the master’s degree level. Due to nationwide changes in the accreditation of athletic training education, the current baccalaureate degree program in athletic training (BSAT) is in the process of transitioning to the master’s level degree (MSAT).
During their November visit to campus, the CAATE site visitors noted numerous strengths of the program including the dedication of the athletic training faculty, the hands-on experience available from a variety of local clinical settings, knowledgeable and experienced instructors who provide strong mentorship and networking opportunities, and the interprofessional education opportunities and support for the allied health care model created by being housed in the School of Public Health.
IU has been educating athletic trainers since 1949. Directed by Bradley Sage, the Professional Athletic Training Program is a highly competitive professional degree program which includes a rigorous combination of classroom, clinical, and research experiences that expose students to the continuum of care of the athletic training profession. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination and earn the ATC credential.