Athletic Training Receives Full Accreditation from CAATE

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Athletic training, a major within West Virginia Wesleyan’s School of Health Sciences, has received full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Commission visited Wesleyan earlier this year before giving the accreditation approval for the maximum 10 years.  Wesleyan’s athletic training program will be accredited through the 2021-2022 academic year.

By receiving the accreditation by the CAATE, Wesleyan has been recognized by meeting all of the nationally recognized standards for entry-level athletic training education, which were established with the support of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc.

Successful completion of a CAATE-accredited educational program is a criteria used to determine a candidate’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination.   To assure continued acceptance of CAATE-accredited program graduates, the BOC also reviews and accepts the CAATE Standards as sufficient to prepare entry-level Athletic Trainers to meet the required Standards of Practice and to contain all pertinent learning and skills needed to protect the public.  The Board of Certification is a NOCA-recognized certifying agency for Athletic Training. NOCA (National Organization for Competency Assurance) promotes excellence in competency assurance for practitioners in all occupations and professions.

For more information about Wesleyan or its athletic training degree, visit www.wvwc.edu.