Institutional Accreditation: The University is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council 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 The Distance Education and Training Council at 1601 18th Street, NW, Ste. 2, Washington, DC 20009, 202-234-5100, www.detc.org.
Programmatic Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited the first professional Physical Therapy program in October 1996, re-accredited the program in April 2001 and again in 2011. The part-time Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Florida was accredited by CAPTE in October 2004 and re-accredited in 2011. The DPT program in San Marcos, CA (both the full-time and part-time Flexible programs) were approved in April 2007 and re-accredited in 2011. The full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Texas was approved in November 2011. Additional information regarding this accreditation is available by contacting the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 800-999-2782 ext.3240 or visit www.capteonline.org.
Complaints about the program can 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 Telephone: 703-706-3245, or by going to www.apta.org.
The entry-level Occupational Therapy program was accredited with no deficiencies by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in April 1999 and re-accredited in April 2009. The San Marcos MOT program received accreditation from ACOTE in the fall of 2010. The Flex MOT program received approval from ACOTE in May 2012. 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, most 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. For more information about the occupational therapy accreditation process, contact the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) at ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, Telephone: 301-652-2682 or visit www.acoteonline.org. Complaints about the program can be submitted to ACOTE at the above address.
The University of St. Augustine has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, the University of St. Augustine has 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 is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Visit www.iacet.org.