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Programmatic Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), individual academic programs at Ohio University may be accredited by specialized accrediting bodies.  Academic programs seek specialized accreditation to ensure:

  • standards of the profession are being met
  • program quality
  • students are eligible for licensure and certification upon graduation

Many academic programs are in fields that do not have specialized accrediting bodies, and therefore, do not have the opportunity to seek specialized or programmatic accreditation. Programs with specialized accreditation have been determined to meet the professional standards of their field through rigorous self-study and evaluation by the accrediting body. At Ohio University, certain academic programs are accredited by or in candidacy with (*), the following 30 discipline-specific accreditors:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology Inc.
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications
  • American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management Education*
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Commission on English Language Accreditation
  • Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
  • Commission on Sport Management Accreditation
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (American Speech-Language & Hearing Association)**
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, & Related Professions/National Recreation & Parks Association
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theater
  • National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council
  • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

**The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at Ohio University has been placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.