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 accreditation in the following areas:
Institutional Accreditation (Regional Accreditation)
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
CCNE Accreditation – MSN & DNP Degrees
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences are pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
CAPTE Accreditation – Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org
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.
ACOTE Accreditation – Master of Occupational Therapy & Doctor of Occupational Therapy
The entry-level St. Augustine, Florida Occupational Therapy program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in April 1999 and re-accredited in April 2009. The flex format was added in St Augustine in May 2012 with full approval from ACOTE. The California MOT program received accreditation from ACOTE in the fall of 2010. The Texas MOT program received accreditation from ACOTE in fall 2015. The flex format will begin in Texas in the fall of 2017, pending ACOTE approval to admit the first cohort. The entry-level OTD program was added to the Texas and California campuses in spring of 2017 and is currently in candidacy status pending accreditation review. Graduates of all entry-level programs 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 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.
** Miami Campus MOT / Flex MOT Achieves Applicant Status
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program at our Miami, FL Campus has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, the university has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
For more information, contact:
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
For more information, contact:
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
1415 Harney Street, Suite 200
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is also approved to operate in a number of states.
*Learn more about the University of St. Augustine’s first professional DPT program outcomes including FSBPT licensure pass rate.
Speech Language Pathology
The proposed Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is pursuing candidacy status for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.