Accreditations

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    Regional Accreditation

      

    Saint Francis University is accredited regionally by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267-284-5000; www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

     

     

    State Approval

     

    Saint Francis University is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to confer degrees. PDE can be reached at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126; (717)783-6788; http://www.edna.ed.state.pa.us.


     

    Program Specialized Accreditation

     

    Several academic programs at Saint Francis University are accredited by their respective specialized accrediting agencies. Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing are available through each academic department.

    Physical Therapy The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE may be contacted at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703)706-3245; accreditation@apta.org; or www.capteonline.org.

    Physical Therapy Residency Programs
    • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program: Credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedic physical therapy. APTA may be contacted at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703)684-2782; http://www.abptrfe.org
    • Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program: Credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical residency program for physical therapists in sports physical therapy. APTA may be contacted at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703)684-2782; http://www.abptrfe.org  
    • Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program: Credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in pediatric physical therapy. APTA may be contacted at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703)684-2782; http://www.abptrfe.org. 
    Occupational Therapy The Master of Occupational Therapy program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE may be contacted at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; (301)652-AOTA; www.acoteonline.org.

    Physician Assistant Sciences The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant program sponsored by Saint Francis University. ARC-PA may be contacted at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097; (770)476-1224; www.arc-pa.org.

    Nursing The baccalaureate nursing program at Saint Francis University has full approval by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited through December 31, 2021 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC. 20036; (202) 887-6791; http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

    Exercise Physiology The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded initial accreditation to the Saint Francis University Exercise Physiology program on January 16, 2014. CAAHEP may be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2354; www.caahep.org.

    Human Resource Management The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) confirms that curriculum taught at Saint Francis University Master of Human Resource Management aligns with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs as outlined in the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHRM may be contacted at 1800 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 800-283 SHRM (7476); www.shrm.org.

    School of Business Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 66215; (913)631-3009; http://iacbe.org/accredited-programs.asp. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE.
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Labor Relations, and Marketing 
    • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) 
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing
    Education The teacher preparation and certification programs offered at Saint Francis University at the undergraduate and graduate level are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17126; (717)783-6788. PDE approved preparation programs are designed to prepare and certify educators to teach or serve in the schools of the Commonwealth. www.education.pde.gov 

    Social Work The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) reaffirmed the baccalaureate social work program at Saint Francis University. CSWE may be contacted at 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457; (703) 683-8080; www.cswe.org.

    Chemistry The Saint Francis University Chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society to offer ACS certified degrees. ACS may be contacted at 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202)872-4600; www.acs.org.

    Environmental Engineering The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) granted accreditation to the Saint Francis University Environmental Engineering program in 2013. ABET may be contacted at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700; www.abet.org.


    Updated 11/01/2016