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Accreditations and Affiliations

Institutional 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 and Approval

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.
Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Program Accreditation
  • The Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program of the Eastern Medicine Department is accredited under Master’s Degree standards, by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; Phone: (952) 212-2434; Website: www.acahm.org
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Program Accreditation
  • The Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program of the Eastern Medicine Department is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; Phone: (952) 212-2434; Website: www.acahm.org.
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 at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-southern-california-university-of-health-sciences/

Ayurveda Certificate Program Accreditation
  • The Certificate in Ayurvedic Wellness Educator and Certificate in Ayurvedic Practitioner programs are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)..

State Authorizations

  • • Southern California University of Health Sciences has met the qualifications for exemption from regulation under the Act, pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) Section 94874(i): An institution that is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • • The Doctor of Chiropractic program of the Southern California University of Health Sciences – Los Angeles College of Chiropractic is approved by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
  • • The Masters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (MACM) and the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) programs at Southern California University of Health Sciences are approved by the California Acupuncture Board.
  • Affiliations

    • Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)
    • Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH)
    • American Academy of Chiropractic
    • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
    • American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
    • 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 Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
    • California Chamber of Commerce
    • California Chiropractic Association
    • California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA)
    • City of La Habra Move More, Eat Healthy Campaign
    • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Herbal Medicine (CCAOHM)
    • Foundation Chiropractic Education and Research
    • Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC)
    • National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
    • National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME)
    • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
    • Whittier Chamber of Commerce

    Hear from the Students Who’ve Been in Your Shoes

    I chose SCU when looking for a PA program because of their Integrative Medicine approach. I am from Michigan, and not many programs focus on this Integrative, Holistic approach when it comes to patient care in the Midwest, and I felt that was very important for me to learn as a future provider. My transition to semi-virtual learning has been very smooth and quite enjoyable. My favorite part about attending SCU is how tight-knit and diverse the community is. Coming from a large undergrad university and moving so far, it was very important for me to have a PA program that made me feel valued and invested in my success. At SCU, they do a great job of making you feel that.

     

    Brianna Hadley

    Student, Master of Science: Physician Assistant

    One of the great things about SCU is we do have a campus layout, so all your classes aren't in a single room. We have our cadaver lab. We have different specialty rooms for physical assessment classes vs. acupuncture classes. All our acupuncture-specific classes have all the herbs in the room. You can pull out the herbs and look at them, whether in class or in between classes to get that extra studying in.

    My favorite part of SCU is the collaboration from our beginning terms. We were working alongside chiropractor students, PA students, and ayurvedic students. It's a unique community where we get to learn about these different fields and sit in classrooms with them and work with them in the clinic. It allows you to get an understanding of all the different fields and how they can work together, and what is unique about your field. I think that is a wonderful aspect that I didn't think was going to be as prominent as it is here; even now, in my upper term classes and I am not in class with chiropractic students, I can still reach out to them about a certain aspect I may not understand or if I am working on a case. I want another perspective I know I have them to reach out to, so that has been a great networking community to have resources for.

    Jamie Kuljis

    Student, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

    “There are a lot of things that I love about the program SCU. The first one is that the faculty come from a long line of ayurvedic vidhayaka who are deeply rooted in the ancient classical text. They studied ayurveda but they also live it. When you learn from people who embody this wisdom it’s so much easier to really grasp this knowledge. The second thing I love is the comradery within the cohort. I feel like the combination of the training and the supportive faculty and the commodore and support I've gotten from my peers and my classmates has given me the confidence I need to start my own practice."

    Portia Harris

    Student, Ayurveda Program

    On top of chiropractic procedures classes, a personal favorite of mine has been the cadaver lab experience. The cadaver classes really opened up my perception of what the human body is made up of. It allowed me to get an in person perspective of how the body really works and looks on the inside. I am truly thankful for those experiences because it really opened and broadened my horizons to the human body and anatomy in general.”

    Jordan Vega

    Student, Doctor of Chiropractic

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