Accrediting Bodies

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

AdventHealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Certificates, Associate's, Baccalaureate's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of AdventHealth University.

Note: SACSCOC is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

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Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities

12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Phone: (301) 680-5068; Fax: (301) 622-9627

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791; Fax: (202) 887-8476

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350

Joint Review Commission on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)

6021 University Blvd., Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (443)973-3251
Fax: (866)738-3444

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300; Fax (312) 704-5304

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-6611

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)

820 W. Danforth Road, #B1
Edmond, Oklahoma 73003
Phone: (405) 285-0546
Fax: (405)285-0579

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for Spring 2030.

222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001
Phone: (847) 655-1160

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA, 30097
Phone: (770)476-1224

ARC-PA Accreditation Status

At its June 2019 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by AdventHealth University, until its next review in June 2021.

Accreditation - Probation Accreditation - Probation accreditation is a temporary status of accreditation, up to two years, granted when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not 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/or risk 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:

AHU Explanation

The AdventHealth University (AHU) Physician Assistant program has been, and remains, accredited. AHU is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Certificates, Associate's, Baccalaureate's, Master's, and a Doctoral degree. As such, the pursuit of academic excellence continues to be the primary objective of the program faculty and the University administration.

The reasons for placing AHU on accreditation probation status pertains to administrative and assessment standards. While we are disappointed with the probationary status, students will be reassured to know:

  • The content and quality of the curricular instruction is not in question.
  • This does not affect currently enrolled, admitted, and prospective students on their journey toward program completion.
  • Students can continue to apply, matriculate, graduate, take board examinations, obtain state licensing, and practice medicine.

The program and University administration have initiated an intensive plan of action to immediately address the accreditors’ concerns. We are confident that the corrective measures being implemented will meet or exceed the accreditation standards of the ARC-PA ultimately lifting the probationary status. Additional questions may be directed emailed to

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703)706-3245

CAPTE Accreditation Verification Badge

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at AdventHealth University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/ institution directly, please call (407) 303-9904 or email

Licensing Bodies

Florida Board of Nursing

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C02
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
Phone: (850) 245-4158; Fax: (850) 245-4172