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HHP's Athletic Training Program Accredited by CAATE

The department of Health and Human Performance's Athletic Training Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Athletic Training program at HHP was initially approved by the UH Board of Regents in 2013 and enrolled its first batch of students in Summer 2014, 12 students from this batch will soon graduate.


The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is the agency responsible for the accreditation of 350+ professional (entry-level) athletic training educational programs. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) cooperate to sponsor the CAATE and collaborate to develop the Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Educational Programs.

  Associate Athletics Trainer Mr. John Houston, Dr. Mark Knoblauch,  Dr. Josh Yellen and Dr. Charles Layne with UH President and Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator

MAT program faculty Dr. Mark Knoblauch and Dr. Josh Yellen

Students enrolled in the Athletic Training program at UH complete up to 1,560 hours of clinical rotations with partner agencies that include, Memorial Hermann Medical Group, Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, the Houston Texans, Rice University, University of St. Thomas, and Dawson High School.  Program coursework also includes studies in prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, as well as therapeutic interventions, healthcare administration and professional development.

Accreditation from CAATE makes graduates, of the Athletic Training program, eligible for national certification by successfully completing the NATA Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination.

About The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


The mission of The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is defining, measuring, and continually improving AT Education. It aims to provide comprehensive accreditation services to institutions that offer Athletic Training degree programs and verify that all CAATE-accredited programs meet the acceptable educational standards for professional (entry-level) athletic training education.

The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accreditation organizations, including CAATE.

Learn more about the Athletic Training Program at UH

Visit the CAATE website