Accreditation is a voluntary activity that validates the quality of the university and its programs. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university or program. Prospective students can be assured that an institution or program that meets the rigors of accreditation practices with the highest standards.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences maintains institutional and programmatic accreditations in the following areas:
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, #100 Alameda
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), www.chea.org. This national accreditation helps ensure that the school has been carefully evaluated and has met nationally recognized standards of education.
For more information, contact:
Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1601 18th Street, NW, Ste. 2
Washington, DC 20009
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has two types of programmatic accreditation. All of its first-professional physical therapy programs are accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)*. In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.
Additional information regarding this accreditation is available by contacting:
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Complaints about the program may be submitted to CAPTE by requesting the Procedures for Handling Complaints about an accredited or developing physical therapy program. This document can be obtained by writing to CAPTE at 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, by calling 703-706-3245, or by visiting www.apta.org.
All of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences first professional Occupational Therapy programs are accredited at the programmatic level by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The Occupational Therapy program in Florida was accredited with no deficiencies by ACOTE in April 1999 and re-accredited in April 2009. The California MOT program received accreditation from ACOTE in the fall of 2010. The Flex MOT program received approval from ACOTE in May 2012. The Texas MOT program has been granted candidacy status and admitted its first students in fall trimester, 2014
Graduates take the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam the individual will be an Occupational Therapist (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. State licenses are usually based on this NBCOT certification. A felony charge and or conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure.
Inquiries or complaints about the occupational therapy accreditation process may be submitted to ACOTE by contacting:
ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, the university demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
For more information, contact:
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is also approved to operate in a number of states, please click here for more information on state authorization and licensure.
*Learn more about the University of St. Augustine’s first professional DPT program outcomes including FSBPT licensure pass rate.