LSU's Athletic Training Program Receives CAATE Accreditation


May 22, 2019

BATON ROUGE--Based on an intensive review and audit, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted 10-year accreditation for LSU’s Athletic Training Program.

“Our mission is to provide quality academic and clinical experiences to athletic training students through interactive instructional methods and exposure to a variety medical settings and patient populations,” explains Ray Castle, PhD, LAT, ATC. “The CAATE accreditation verifies that our curriculum prepares our students for a career in athletic training.”

As part of that commitment, LSU’s Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) degree program is transitioning to a new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree program in accordance with changing accreditation requirements.

LSU initially received its program accreditation in 2004 and was re-accredited in 2009. However, this re-accreditation extends through 2029 and demonstrates CAATE’s confidence in the LSU’s ability to meet its rigorous standards longterm.

 “The CAATE recognizes the faculty, staff, and administrators’ commitment to the advancement of athletic training education, and your dedication to the preparation of qualified athletic training professionals,” says CAATE President LesLee Taylor, PhD.


About School of Kinesiology

[MPW1] The School of Kinesiology provides undergraduate and graduate programs for students interested in the art and science of human movement and the business of sport. We offer three bachelor’s degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and the Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration. We are the declared academic major for more than 2100 LSU students. In 2015-16, 499 students earned their BS degrees in our school. We offer unique experiences in laboratory classes, field experiences and internships that give students hands-on experiences that prepare them for the workplace and for advanced studies. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. Additionally, students can complete requirements for entry in professional and graduate programs including physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, medical school, and other allied health programs. 

At the graduate level, we offer both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology with four areas of specialization: exercise physiology, motor behavior, pedagogy and psychological sciences, and sport management. We have an outstanding faculty that is recognized for high quality teaching, scholarship, and service. You can learn more about our programs by clicking on the links for undergraduate and graduate programs.  

The School of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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