Athletic Training
Milestones Project

The Athletic Training Milestones Project Team has worked collaboratively since 2016 to develop the Athletic Training (AT) Milestones to enhance and facilitate assessment of student and resident learning.  The AT Milestones are designed for use in evaluation of athletic trainers in the context of their participation in Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited professional education, residency, and fellowship programs. 

However, they may also be used to facilitate peer and self-evaluations for the purpose of assessing an individual’s maintenance of competence (MOC). The AT Milestones provide a framework for the assessment of the development of the individual in key dimensions of the elements of athletic trainer competency in general practice, as well as within a specialty area of practice.

The AT Milestones have been developed to capture the breadth and depth of athletic training knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors. They are organized to assess six general competencies, adopted from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and eight specialty competencies representing the eight specialty areas identified by the CAATE. For every competency, there are specific sub-competencies, each with their own set of progressive milestones for measuring individual performance.

The Six General Competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice

The Eight Specialty Competencies:

  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Urgent and Emergent Care
  • Primary Care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Behavioral Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Performance Enhancement