Accreditation Summary

The UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is a member of the Alliance for Higher Education, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Council of Graduate Schools.

UNTHSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award master’s and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNTHSC.

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of colleges preparing osteopathic physicians. TCOM is also approved by the Texas Medical Board and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc. (ARC-PA). PA graduates are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) necessary for licensure. The Physical Therapy (PT) Program at UNTHSC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and prepares graduates to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) required for obtaining practice licensure. The Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences (LHS) prepares graduates for International Consortium of Health and Wellness Coaching certification and the National Board Certification for Health & Wellness Coaches offered through the National Board of Medical Examiners.

The School of Public Health (SPH) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Within SPH, the Master of Health Administration Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

The UNT System College of Pharmacy (SCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The SCP is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Graduates of the SCP are eligible to sit for national certifying examinations, the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

For further information regarding the institution’s accreditation and state approval or to review related documents, contact the Provost’s Office, Carl E. Everett Education and Administration Building, Room 854, 817-735-0268.

Accreditation Group Year Accredited Re-Accreditation Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-SACSCOC
(UNTHSC)
2010

2020

Reaffirm. review completed Board decision
delayed to 2021 due to COVID

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education-ACCME (INCEDO) 2011 2023
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (formerly FQS-I)
(Center for Human Identification)
2014 2023
Texas Forensic Science Commission
(Center for Human Identification)
2019 2023
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants-ARCPA
(PA Program)
2014 2024
American Osteopathic Association-AOA
(Continuing Medical Education for INCEDO)
2014 2022
Council on Education for Public Health-CEPH
(School of Public Health)
2014 2023
Board of Registered Nursing State of California(INCEDO) 2013 2021
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International-AAALAC
(Lab Animal Medicine)
2014 2023
American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) 2020 2023
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 2019 2021
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation-COCA
(TCOM)
2018 2027
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education-CAHME
(Health Administration Program)
2020 2027
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators -IACLEA (HSC PD) 2018 2021
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education-CAPTE
(Physical Therapy Program)
2013 2028
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Pharmacy Education Commission (INCEDO) 2019 2023
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

 

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