Rowan Athletic Training Education Program Earns National AccreditationOctober 13, 2005
Rowan is one of five universities in New Jersey to receive accreditation
The Rowan University Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) recently earned "continued accreditation" from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Nationally, the CAAHEP has awarded accreditation to 337 programs. Only five of them are in New Jersey.
"Because accreditation is the gold standard, we are very happy to receive it, " said Robert Sterner, Ph.D., ATC, Rowan's ATEP Clinical Coordinator. "Without it, our students would have to look elsewhere to become educated in athletic training. It's a rigorous process, but it illustrates the quality of our program here at Rowan."
The Rowan ATEP first gained official accreditation in October 2000. Every five years, the ATEP must complete the re-accreditation process. The process consists of a self-study, a review by the Joint Review Committee - Athletic Training, a site visit and interviews with students, professors, the College of Education Dean, the Department of Health and Exercise Science Chair and the Athletic Director. Only after all this is completed, can an ATEP be evaluated for accreditation.
For more information on the Rowan University Athletic Training Education Program visit,
http://www.rowan.edu/colleges/education/departments/health_exercise_science/undergraduate/athletic_training/ or contact the Rowan University Relations Department at 856-256-4583.