In May 2005, the Athletic Training Education Program was granted initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT). CAAHEP is the largest external programmatic accreditors for the health sciences fields.
In July 2006, the JRC-AT broke away from CAAHEP to form the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This is an independent accreditation agency dedicated toward the advancement of the education of athletic trainers.
The program went through the CAATE accreditation reaffirmation process in the 2009-2010 academic year. This included completing an institutional self study document and a CAATE site visit. The program was re-accredited until the 2019-2020 academic year.
As of February 2011, The University of the Incarnate Word is one of sixteen accredited undergraduate entry level athletic training education programs in the State of Texas and one of 343 in the United States.
To attain more information on accreditation or find a listing on the accredited programs go the following link http://www.caate.net