Accreditation and Associations of EKU's Athletic Training Program
The EKU Athletic Training Program was the first accredited program in Kentucky. The program was originally recognized by the NATA in 1977 and has been accredited continually since 1995. The EKU AT Program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). During the last review in the 2017-18 academic year, EKU's AT Program received a full 10-year award of continuing accreditation. The next comprehensive program review by CAATE will be in the 2027-28 school year.
In the Summer of 2019, EKU became a founding member of the Association of Athletic Training Education (AATE). The AATE is an organization focused on community, advocacy and innovation in athletic training education. More information about this organization can be found on the association's website (https://www.aated.org/).