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CHCS Professional Accreditation

  • The Master of Occupational Therapy Program in Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®), American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220.
  • The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Entry Level Program in Tampa Bay is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. ACOTE's website is www.acoteonline.org.
  • NSU's entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in Fort Lauderdale is in application status for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. 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).
  • The Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org
  • The Physician Assistant Program in Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.
  • The Physician Assistant Program in Fort Myers is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc (ARC-PA 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.
  • The Physician Assistant Program in Orlando is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc (ARC-PA). 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.
  • The Physician Assistant Program in Jacksonville is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc (ARC-PA ). 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097.
  • The Doctor of Audiology program in Fort Lauderdale is dually accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) 1718 M Street, N.W., #297, Washington, D.C. 20036 and the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289.
  • The General and Vascular Sonography program in Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org).  Upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the program has been placed on probationary accreditation as of September 18, 2020.  CAAHEP considers a program that has probationary accreditation to retain its status as an accredited program. Graduates from the General and Vascular Program will be able to take the national registry examinations SPI (Sonography Principles and Examinations), the RDMS (ABD and OB-GYN Examinations), and the VT (Vascular Technology) to obtain the RVT (Registered Vascular Technologists) credential.

  • The Cardiovascular Sonography program at NSU Tampa Bay is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT). Graduates of the NSU Tampa Bay Cardiovascular Sonography Program are eligible to apply for both the Adult Echocardiography and the non-invasive Vascular Technology professional registry exams offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and/or the corresponding credentials offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

  • The Anesthesiologist Assistant program in Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756.
  • The Anesthesiologist Assistant program in Tampa Bay is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756.
  • The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program (MS-SLP) at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy First-Professional Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The CoARC Program Reference number is 200615. The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care is located at 264 Precision Boulevard, Telford, TN 37690; 817-283-2835 (Office), 817-354-8519 (Plain Paper Fax), 817-510-1063 (Fax to E-mail). 

NSU Accreditation

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4500.

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