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Accreditation

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 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.

The Salus University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association  (AOTA). AOTA is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220.  ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA (2682) and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

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 2015-16. Candidacy status by ASHA for new programs in speech-language pathology can remain in effect up to the fifth year of a program.

At its September 2014 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) placed the Salus University Physician Assistant program sponsored by Salus University on Accreditation – Probation status until its next validation review in September 2021.

Probation is a temporary status of accreditation conferred when a program does not meet the Standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the program and its plans should be directed to the program director and/or appropriate institutional official(s).

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12.2.2014