Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 129 recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). The new NSU Denver Anesthesiologist Assistant program will be seeking initial accreditation by CAAHEP’s Committee on Accreditation (CoA), the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA). The certification process for anesthesiologist assistants includes an initial certifying examination, ongoing registration of continuing medical education, and interval examinations for continued demonstration of qualifications through the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA). Department of Audiology The Audiology Department is dually accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduates will have completed the academic and clinical requirements necessary to be eligible to apply for a license as an audiologist, pursue board certification in audiology from the American Board of Audiology, and, if they choose to adhere to the clinical supervisory requirements, the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA. Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy First-Professional Program has the status of continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Our CoARC Program Reference number is 200615. The program is not accredited in polysomnography. The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care is located at 264 Precision Boulevard, Telford, TN 37690-2453. Phone: (817) 283-2835; fax: (817) 354-8519. Department of Health Science The degree programs in the department—Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.), Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.), Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.), and Ph.D. in Health Science—are established programs within NSU’s PCHCS. The Bachelor of Cardiovascular Sonography Program at the NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT). In their review meeting of January 16, 2019, CAAHEP granted continuing accreditation to the NSU Cardiovascular Sonography program in both Adult Echocardiography and Noninvasive Vascular Study through the year 2024. The Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography Program at the NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure and/or professional registration in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2. Graduates are eligible to apply for the national registry examinations in both Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Technology as offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and/or the corresponding credentials offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).