The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

College of Health Affairs Office of the Dean

Accreditations

Clinical Laboratory Sciences:

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886
Email: Info@naacls.org 
Website: http://www.naacls.org

Accreditation and approval of educational programs. Details are given of several accreditation processes and information is available for volunteers and students.


Dietetics:

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 
Chicago, IL 60606-6995 
Phone: 800-877-1600
Phone: 312-899-0040 (ext. 5400)
Fax: 312-899-4817
Email: ACEND@eatright.org 
Website: http://www.eatrightacend.org/ACEND/


Department of Occupational Therapy:

The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 
Phone: 301-652-2682 (AOTA) 
Fax: 301-652-7711
(TDD): 800-377-8555
Website: www.acoteonline.org


Cooperative Pharmacy Program:

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60602-5109
Phone: 800-533-3606
Phone: 312-664-3575
Fax: 312-664-4652
Email: csinfo@acpe-accredit.org 
Website: https://www.acpe-accredit.org/contact/default.asp

Only graduates of accredited programs are eligible to sit for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination™ (NAPLEX®) and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®), both of which are required for licensure in the state of Texas.


Department of Physician Assistant Studies:

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-476-1224
Fax: 770-476-1738
Email: accreditationservices@arc-pa.org
Website: http://www.arc-pa.org/

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 September 2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. 


Department of Social Work:

The Department of Social Work at UTRGV is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education-Commission on Accreditation (CSWE-COA)

1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 1-703-683-8080
Fax: 1-703-683-8099
Email: info@cswe.org 
Website: http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation.aspx 

CSWE-COA voted to reaffirm the accreditation of the program for 8 years which ends in February 2023.


School of Nursing:

The School of Nursing offers four programs: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and three Master of Science in Nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. 

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
Phone: 512-305-7400
Fax: 512-305-7401
Email: webmaster@bon.texas.gov 
Website: http://www.bon.texas.gov/


The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Nursing, and the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 
Washington, DC 20036 
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476
Email: info@aacn.nche.edu 
Website: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/

CCNE accredited

School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling:

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling are accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE). 

1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-944-1345
Fax: 847-944-1346
Website: http://www.core-rehab.org/

Graduates of the Masters of Science CORE accredited UTRGV program will be eligible to sit for the CRCC examination upon graduation.


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders:

The master’s education program in speech-language pathology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 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
Phone: 800–498–2071
Phone: 301–296–5700
Email: accreditation@asha.org
Website: http://caa.asha.org/

Complaints to The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) by any Interested Party

Any individual may contact the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) if they feel a serious offense related to this Communication Disorders program's compliance with accreditation standards has occurred. Complaints may also be made to the CAA that involve behavior that is in violation of ASHA's Code of Ethics. Please note that the CAA should not be contacted for the purpose of airing complaints of a general or unspecified nature. The CAA has specific guidelines established which must be completed and can be found on ASHA's website under Procedures for Complaints Against Graduate Education Programs link. All complaints must be signed and submitted in writing to: Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd, #301, Rockville, MD 20850. The CAA will not accept complaints delivered by email or facsimile