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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
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:
• Special Report- Spring 2021
• Mid-Cycle Review- Spring 2023
• Year 6- Standard 2- Policies, Regulations, and Financial Review Spring 2026
• Year 7- Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness Spring 2027
Accreditation Standards, Eligibility Requirements, & Policies
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.
The Emergency Nurse Practitioner certificate program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has been granted academic program validation from the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.
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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Physical Therapy Fellowship in Neonatology is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
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Alexandria, VA, 22314.
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/
The MS program in medical SLP at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years beginning February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2022. The CAA determined that the program demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards for Accreditation, as outlined in the Standards Compliance Continuum. The program has been awarded a candidacy cycle of five years, will be listed as achieving accreditation candidate status, and will be included in all lists of candidate programs by the CAA. Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.
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: [email protected]; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 801-375-5125 or email [email protected].
The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As a participating SARA institution, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) abides by established standards for offering post-secondary distance education in all member states