Programs Receive Accreditation Updates

thogmorton.JPGCentral Methodist University has recently received accreditation approval for its dual credit program, as well as multiple health professions programs. Accreditation ensures that the programs are functioning at the highest level of quality.

Central was among a handful of institutions earning re-accreditation by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) last month. First adopted in 2002, the standards of quality cover six categories of partnership, curriculum, faculty, students, assessment, and program evaluation.

“For CMU, NACEP accreditation is the gold standard of excellence,” said Sandra Wald, associate dean of faculty development. “It tells us that we are meeting a high bar of quality for our students and shows that we have solid partnerships with our collaborating high schools. This accreditation is very exciting – we could not have met this goal without the ongoing support and involvement of our faculty liaisons and school partners.”

In addition to the dual credit program, multiple CMU health professions programs received updates to their accreditation.

The occupational therapy assistant baccalaureate (OTAB) program faculty and staff successfully completed a site visit for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in February 2023. As a result, the OTAB program moved from pre-accreditation status to fully accredited by ACOTE.

Meanwhile, a successful site visit with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) last spring resulted in continuing accreditation status for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. This status will carry on for the next 10 years.


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