June 29, 2016 | noon
By Lauren Pareigat ’08, communications specialist for College of Arts & Sciences
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has completed its site visit and comprehensive review of the athletic training program at Bethel University and has granted the athletic training program 10 years of continuing accreditation.
In their report, the CAATE site visitors listed several strengths of the program, including the commitment of the faculty, staff, and preceptors to the athletic training students' value-driven education; overwhelming administrative support for the athletic training program that is essential to the growth and continued development of the program; and most importantly, that the mission of Bethel University is fully embraced and exemplified by the faculty, staff, and students.
Mark Merrick, president of CAATE, praised the efforts made in maintaining excellence within the program. “The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education recognizes the faculty, staff, and administrators at Bethel University for their commitment to the advancement of education in athletic training, as well as your dedication to the preparation of qualified athletic training professionals,” Merrick said.
This level of excellence in Bethel’s athletic training program to prepare students was underscored when every student in this year’s graduating class passed the Board of Certification exam on the first attempt.