Two years of hard work and dedication have paid off for Heidelberg’s Athletic Training Education Program, which today received word that the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has granted the program the maximum 10-year continuing accreditation.
In a letter received by Mr. Trevor Bates, ATEP Director, the commission commended the faculty, staff and administrators for their commitment to the advancement of quality education in athletic training and dedication to the preparation of highly qualified athletic training professionals.
The accreditation process began in 2008 under the direction of Mr. Bates, who was working with a virtually all new faculty. The team completed a comprehensive self-study, followed by a site visit by CAATE. Evaluators found that Heidelberg’s program met all of the nationally recognized Standards for Entry Level Athletic Training education established by the following organizations: the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
To learn more about the accreditation and the Athletic Training Education Program at Heidelberg, visit www.heidelberg.edu/athletictraining/news.