Another symbol of excellence at SCU is reflected by its accreditation. Southern California University of Health Sciences is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501. Phone: (510) 748-9001.
Programmatic Accreditation & Approval
SCU’s programs also have programmatic accreditation in additional to the institutional accreditation. In all instances, if programmatic accreditation is available, SCU’s programs include programmatic accreditation. If the program you are interested in is not listed below, programmatic accreditation is not available in addition to the institutional accreditation.
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program Accreditation
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at Southern California University of Health Sciences – Los Angeles College of Chiropractic is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480)443-8877, Website: www.cce-usa.org.
The Doctor of Chiropractic Program of the Southern California University of Health Sciences is also approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program Accreditation
The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences is accredited under Master’s Degree standards, by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.
The Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) of the Southern California University of Health Sciences is also approved by the California Acupuncture Board.
ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Program Accreditation
SCU’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is the first Doctor of Acupuncture approved by the California Acupuncture Board (CAB). Graduates are prepared to become licensed acupuncturists in the United States.
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted accreditation to
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) professional doctor program in English under
applicable ACAOM standards effective 24 February 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed
ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine
practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax
Master of Science: Physician Assistant Accreditation
At its September 2020 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the Southern California University of Health Sciences Master of Science: Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Southern California University of Health Sciences on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in September 2022.
Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation – Provisional or Accreditation – Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.
Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.
Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s). The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website here.
Ayurveda Certificate Program Approval
Ayurvedic programs are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
American Academy of Chiropractic
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
American Public Health Association
Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Association of Governing Boards of University/Colleges
Association for the History of Chiropractic
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
California Acupuncture Board (CAB)
California Chamber of Commerce
California Chiropractic Association
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)
Foundation Chiropractic Education and Research
National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME)