Accreditation is the standard against which colleges and universities are evaluated for the quality of their education and operating practices, and Stevens-Henager College is proud to be accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). Accreditation agencies continuously evaluate colleges on their integrity, accountability, continuous improvement, and open communication, to make sure colleges on their roster carry on providing a high standard of excellence in education.
Medical Programs Accreditation
The Medical Specialties program at the Ogden/West Haven and Logan campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).
The Surgical Technology program at the Ogden/West Haven campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST). ARC-ST is sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Surgical Technologists.
The Respiratory Therapy programs at the Salt Lake City/Murray and Boise campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com).
The Associate Degree in Nursing Education (RN) at the Ogden-West Haven campus is accredited by National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Graduation from a physical therapist [assistant] education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Stevens-Henager College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the [professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
American Association of Medical Assistants
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606-2903
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
7108-C South Alton Way
Centennial, CO 80112-2106
National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Commission on Accreditation in
Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
More About Accreditation
Higher education is a highly regulated industry. Postsecondary education is regulated through accreditation, federal requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965 Title IV, and state regulatory and licensing.
Accreditation is the oldest and least understood part of regulation. Rooted in the Latin credito, "to trust," the term was meant to establish a peerage of trust. Accreditation of educational institutions has two fundamental purposes: quality assurance, and institutional and program self-improvement. It is a process for recognizing the quality of educational institutions and their programs, which instills confidence in the educational community and the schools' constituencies. Institutions are subject to periodic reviews to ensure that a specific level of performance is maintained, that there is evidence of institutional and program self-improvement, and that the institution demonstrates integrity and abides by requirements of the accrediting agency. Colleges and universities rely on accredited status in evaluating transfers of credit and applications for postgraduate study. Customers, which include students, parents, and potential employers, rely on accreditation for assurance of quality of the school and its programs. An accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is necessary for students at a college or university to qualify for federal financial assistance.