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Athletic Training Education Program receives national re-accreditation from CAATE

Marist College was notified in April, 2009, that its Athletic Training Education program had been granted re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five (5) years.  More details will be added to this site as they become available.

In February 2004, the College was notified that the Athletic Training Education Program has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CAAHEP). This very significant achievement is the culmination of two years of preparation and hard work, and will allow graduates of the program to take the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification examination. Passing this exam is a required step to becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer. Primary responsibility for leading the accreditation effort lies with Sally Perkins, ATC, Program Director and Department Chair, who was aided by many other Marist faculty and staff members.

The Athletic Training Education Program officially began September 1, 2001, with the hiring of a Program Director for the program. Sally Perkins was hired as the Program Director of the newly developed Athletic Training Education Program beginning in the fall of 2001. This program brings the combination of challenging coursework in the areas of Science and Athletic Training with "hands-on" opportunities in a variety of clinical practicum/internship settings.

The Athletic Training Education Program prepares students for positions as Athletic Trainers in high schools, colleges/universities, sports medicine clinics, fitness centers, hospitals, industrial/corporate centers and professional sports.