What difference does it make if your academic program is accredited or not? All the difference in the world. Accreditation is an assurance of quality. It's a key mechanism for ensuring that our College's academic programs meet the highest professional standards that have been established by the outside agencies that govern the educational standards for the professions they represent. It's all about excellence -- and that's what the College of Health and Human Services is all about.

Licensure or Certification

Some programs require accreditation by the appropriate agency in order for their students to be eligible to take licensing examinations or to be certified after graduation. For example, the College's Master of Social Work program is accredited through the Counsel on Social Work Education. Most states require graduation from a program accredited by CSWE before a student will be eligible for licensure.

Rest assured — every program in the College of Health and Human Services that requires accredition for licensure or certification is properly accredited.

University Accreditation

Accreditations of degree programs are in addition to accreditation for the University. Governors State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

  • Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health Accreditation

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    The Master of Health Science in Addictions Studies program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. and satisfies the academic requirements toward the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor professional credential.

    Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.
    401 E. Sangamon Avenue
    Springfield, IL 62702
    Phone: 217.698.8110
    Fax: 217.698.8234
    E-mail: info@iaodapca.org

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  • Communication Disorders Accreditation

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    CDIS_Accreditation

      The Master of Health Sciences in the Communication Disorders program at Governors State University 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, Maryland 20850-3289, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The period of accreditation extends from November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2015.

    Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    2200 Research Boulevard, #310
    Rockville, MD 20850-3289
    800-498-2071

    Graduates meet all academic and practicum requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. This major also meets the academic requirements for licensure in speech-language pathology in the state of Illinois.

    The program also is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and meets academic requirements for the School Service Personnel Certificate (Type 73) endorsed in non-teaching Speech-Language Pathology.

    ASHA National Office
    2200 Research Boulevard, #310
    Rockville, MD 20850-3289
    301-296-5700

    ASHA Capitol Hill Office
    444 N. Capitol St., NW, Suite 715
    Washington, DC 20001
    202-624-5952

    ASHA Members: 800-498-2071
    Non-Members: 800-638-8255
    Fax: 301-296-8580
    TTY (Text Telephone Communication Device): 301-296-5650
    E-mail: actioncenter@asha.org

  • Health Administration Accreditation

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    Master of Health Administration Accreditation


    The Master of Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, formerly known as the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration.

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    Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
    2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Phone: 703.894.0960
    Fax: 703.894.0941

    Bachelor of Health Administration Certification

     
    The undergraduate major has full certified undergraduate status granted by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. 

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    The Association of University Programs in Health Administration
    2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
    Arlington, VA, 22201
    Phone: 703.894.0940, ext. 110
    email: lianep.kluge@aupha.org

     

      

     

     


  • Nursing Accreditation

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    The graduate and undergraduate nursing programs in the College of Health and Human Services are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3343 Peachtree Road NE,
    Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    Phone: 404.975.5000
    Fax: 404.975.5020
    www.acenursing.org

    email: info@acenursing.org

     

     

     

     

  • Occupational Therapy Accreditation

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    The Occupational Therapy program has full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). www.acoteonline.org


    Graduates of the program are able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states, including Illinois, require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

    Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    c/o Accreditation Department
    American Occupational Therapy Association 
    4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
    Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
    Phone: 301.652.AOTA

    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
    12 South Summit Avenue Suite 100
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
    Phone: 301.990.7979
    Fax: 301.869.8492

     

    MOT Program Outcomes

  • Physical Therapy Accreditation

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    The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in January of 2006. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in January of 2007.

    The Physical Therapy program has been granted Accreditation Status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, at 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, telephone (703) 706-3245.

    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    1111 N. Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Phone: 708.706.3245

  • Social Work Accreditation

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    The College's Master and Bachelor of Social Work degree programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

    The Council on Social Work Education
    1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
    Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
    Phone: 703.683.8080
    Fax: 703.683.8099
    www.cswe.org / info@cswe.org