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NSU Institutional and Professional Accreditations

NSU Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

SACS

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone: (404) 679-4500.


Professional Accreditations

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education The Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at all university locations and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
University Council of Jamaica The Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Distance Education and the Ed.D. in Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education are accredited by the University Council of Jamaica.
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
American Bar Association The Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies is accredited by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610; Telephone: (800) 285-2221.
Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education The Master of Science and Ph.D. Degree Programs in Family Therapy are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
College of Dental Medicine
Commission on Dental Accreditation College of Dental Medicine programs in dentistry, advanced general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; Telephone: (312) 440-4653.
College of Health Care Sciences
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography, the Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography, and the Master of Science in Anesthesia are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is approved by the Florida and Nevada Departments of Education and accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20814-1220; Telephone: (301) 652-2682.

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Developing Program Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), which is located at the Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA; ACOTE's website: www.acoteonline.org.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education The Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Telephone: (703) 706-3245; Email: accreditation@apta.org; Website: www.capteonline.org.
Accreditation Review Commission The Physician Assistant Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission (ARC-PA).
American Speech Language Hearing Association The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program is dually accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).
College of Nursing

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

College of Optometry
The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education The Doctor of Optometry Program at Nova Southeastern University is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE), 243 North Lindbergh Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri; Telephone: (800) 365-2219.

ACOE is the accrediting body for professional degree programs offered by all optometric institutions in the United States.
College of Osteopathic Medicine
American Osteopathic Association The College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
Council on Education for Public Health The Master of Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).
College of Pharmacy
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education The Doctor of Pharmacy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602; Telephone: (312) 664-3575 or (800) 533-3606, Fax: (312) 664-4652.

The College of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
College of Psychology
Florida Department of Education The Master's Degree in School Counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education. The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at all university locations and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
American Psychological Association The PhD program in Clinical Psychology, The Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology, and The Psy. D. in School Psychology are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

The Psychology Services Center Internship Program is also accredited by the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242; Telephone: (202) 336-5979.

Additionally, the College of Psychology sponsors the Consortium Internship Program, which is a member in good standing of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The center’s master’s degree program in school counseling and specialist degree program in school psychology are approved by the Florida Department of Education. The college is approved by the state of Florida’s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to offer continuing education to clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists. The college is approved by the state of Florida’s Board of Medical Therapies/Psychology, Office of School Psychology to offer continuing education.

More information, visit the College of Psychology Accreditation webpage.
National Association of School Psychologists The specialist and doctoral programs in school psychology hold the designation of National Recognition by the National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; Telephone: (301) 657-0270.  As initial teacher preparation programs, the  Psy.S. and Psy.D. programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education and are part of the accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as follows: The Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at all university locations and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs offered in a variety of fields of business and administration are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
NASPAA Logo The Nova Southeastern University Master of Public Administration Program is accredited by the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and listed on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs in conformity with NASPAA standards.
Mailman Segal Center for Human Development
National Association for the Education of Young Children The Mailman Segal Center for Human Development Family Center Preschool and Baudhuin Preschool are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale
The American Association of Museums NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale is accredited by The American Association of Museums.
Shepard Broad College of Law
American Bar Association Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60610-4714; Telephone : (312) 988-6738.
University School
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools University School of Nova Southeastern University—prekindergarten through grade 12—is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, by the Florida Kindergarten Council, and by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida. University School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.