2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog

Accreditations and Authorizations


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, California 94501. Phone: (510) 748-9001.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85258-4321; Phone: (480) 443-8877; Website: www.cce-usa.org.
  • 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 Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; Phone: (952) 212-2434; Website: www.acaom.org.
  • The Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program of the Eastern Medicine Department is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; Phone: (952) 212-2434; Website: www.acaom.org.
  • 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/

 

Program Approvals

  • 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.

Federal Authorizations

  • The University is authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act to offer eligible students financial assistance in obtaining postsecondary education (OPE-ID 001229-00).
  • The University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program is approved by the Veterans Administration for VA Educational Benefits eligibility. Changes to federal law may occur at any time without notice.  
  • The University is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to issue the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility to allow eligible students to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.

Complaints to External Agencies

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) accepts and reviews complaints about ACAOM-accredited or candidate programs from students, faculty, staff, other institutions or programs and member(s) of the public that allege violations of ACAOM Eligibility Requirements, standards, policies, or procedures.

 

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Degree Programs
8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
Phone: (952) 212-2434 | Fax: (952) 657-7068

 

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

Individuals lodging formal complaints against an ARC-PA program may do so by submitting a signed complaint in writing related to the program’s failure to comply with the Standards to the attention of the Executive Director:

 

Sharon Luke, EdD, Executive Director

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
3325 Paddocks Parkway, Suite 345, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Phone: (770) 476-1224 | Fax: (770) 476-1738

Council on Chiropractic Education

 

Individuals or entities lodging formal complaints against a Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)-accredited Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) must do so in writing to the CCE President. Please contact the Council on Chiropractic Education for specific guidelines and additional information:

 

8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-4321

Phone: 480-443-8877 | Fax: 480-483-7333

E-Mail: cce@cce-usa.org | Website: www.cce-usa.org

 

WASC Senior College and University Commission

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has two established means for receiving comments from students, employees, and members of the public about its member institutions: (1) complaint and (2) third-party comment.

 

Individuals are encouraged to review WASC’s Complaint Policy and the Third-Party Comment Policy in order to better understand which policy serves their needs. As a general rule, complaints are written by employees and students who have grievances that draw into question the member institution’s adherence to one or more Commission Accreditation Standards or Policies. Third-party comment, on the other hand, tends to consist of more general comments of a substantive nature about a member institution.

 

Individuals interested in submitting a written complaint or third-party comment in accordance with WASC policy should follow the instructions for Third-Party Comment. Please contact WASC for additional information and to obtain relevant forms at:

 

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, California 94501

Phone: (510) 748-9001 | Fax: (510) 748-9797

Email: wascsr@wscuc.org | Website: wscuc.org