About Salus

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Salus University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

The University is approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is approved for veterans’ education under U.S. Code, Section 1775.

The Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

The clinical Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The current period of accreditation is July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2019. Graduates are eligible for professional licensure in all states and eligible to apply for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) and the American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification in audiology.

The Physician Assistant (PA) program in the University’s College of Health Sciences was granted seven-year continuing accreditation status in March 2014 by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC- PA). The next ARC-PA review date is March 2021. All PA students completing study in an accredited program (provisional or continuing accreditation) are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) required for state licensure.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on May 4, 2010. The PDE has authorized the University to offer a distance program designed to meet the needs of students and practitioners both domestically and internationally. On June 29, 2010, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE) granted approval to include the distance Master of Public Health degree within the scope of Salus University's accreditation.

On May 10, 2012, the Accreditation Council for Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) granted developing program status to the University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) and Master of Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree programs. All new programs seeking accreditation by ACOTE are required to apply for developing program status as the first step in the three-step accreditation process for new programs to ensure commitment to the development of quality programs, and to review the potential viability of an applicant occupational therapy educational program prior to the admission of the first class of students. AOTA is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. The telephone number for AOTA and ACOTE is 301.652.2682.

The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) degree program at Salus University is pursuing candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA). Until candidacy status is conferred, the program and the institution agree to not enroll students into the applicant program until such time that candidacy status has been awarded by the CAA; however, potential students are strongly encouraged to complete the Salus SLP program admissions application in anticipation of the program opening under CAA guidelines in academic year 2014-15. Candidacy status by ASHA for new programs in speech-language pathology can remain in effect up to the fifth year of a program.