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Institutional Accreditation

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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions was first accredited in 2010 and continues that status today. The university hosted its most recent visit by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Year 7 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness in April 2020.

Schedule of future accreditation activities:

  • Mid-Cycle Review- Spring 2023
  • Special Report- Spring 2024
  • Year 6- Standard 2- Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review Spring 2026
  • Year 7- Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness Spring 2027

Accreditation Standards, Eligibility Requirements, & Policies

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Specialized Accreditation

Specialized accreditation of educational programs or departments is granted by a number of national organizations. Many programs at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions have specialized accreditation.

AAENP

The Emergency Nurse Practitioner programs at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions have been granted academic program validation from the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.

7729 E. Greenway Road,
#300 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

480.585.6105

https://www.aaenp-natl.org

ABPTRFE Accredited Program

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Physical Therapy Fellowship in Neonatology is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.

1111 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314.

800-999-2782

https://www.aaenp-natl.org

ACOE

The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) has granted Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions the preaccreditation status of Preliminary Approval. Preliminary Approval status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving Preliminary Approval status is not a guarantee that the ACOE will grant Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions an accreditation status. Participants who graduate from a program in Preliminary Approval status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program. For more information, see the ACOE’s website at www.theACOE.org.

ACOTE

The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy and entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy programs at RMU have been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

ARC-PA

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and the ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-rocky-mountain-university-of-health-professions/

CAA
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited 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.

https://www.aaenp-natl.org

CACREP

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling master’s degree programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and have been determined to be … “in full compliance with all applicable accreditation standards and policies.” The accreditation cycle for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling specialty areas runs through October 31, 2031.

Noted limitations – Post masters counseling certificate programs are not accredited by CACREP, nor are the additional three MS degree programs offered (Addictions Counseling, Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling).

https://www.cacrep.org/

CAPTE

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call: 801-375-5125 or email: dptprogram@rm.edu. To file a complaint with CAPTE, visit https://www.capteonline.org/complaints.

CCNE

The Master of Science in Nursing programs, Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750,
Washington, DC 20001

202-887-6791.

http://www.ccneaccreditation.org

SARA

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As a participating SARA institution, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU) abides by established standards for offering post-secondary distance education in all member states.

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