Salus University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The University is approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is approved for veteran's education under US Code, Section 1775.
The Doctor of Optometry program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association.
The clinical Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program at Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology 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.
Students who graduate from this CAA accredited program 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.
In March 2010, the Salus University Physician Assistant program was granted continuing accreditation status by ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission for Education of Physician Assistants, www.arc-pa.org). ARC-PA is the accrediting agency that defines the standards for Physician Assistant (PA) education and evaluates PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.
All students completing study in an accredited program (provisional or continuing accreditation) are eligible to take the professional certification examination required for state licensure; therefore, all Salus University Physician Assistant program graduates are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).
The Master of Public Health program was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on May 4, 2010. PDE has authorized the University to offer a distance MPH degree 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 online 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 new Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree 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.