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    University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Authorization and Accreditation


The University of Tennessee is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as a postsecondary institution of higher education (http://www.state.tn.us/thec/index.html). Authorization is renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Specific information regarding the professional accreditation of programs offered at UTHSC is provided in each of the college sections of this catalog. A summary of professional accreditation status and agencies is provided below.

UTHSC Professional Program Accreditation Information

Program Agency Last Reviewed Next Scheduled Review
College of Dentistry
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Commission on Dental Accreditation 2010 2017
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Commission on Dental Accreditation 2010 2017
College of Health Professions
Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Speech Pathology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 2014 2022
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 2014 2022
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (BSMLS) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 2015 2024
Master of Cytopathology (MCP) (Cytotechnology) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 2009 2019
Master of Cytopathology (MCP) (Histotechnology) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 2014 2017
Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education 2008 2015
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 2014 2023
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 2013 2023
Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant (MMS-PA) Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant 2013 Fall, 20161
College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Liaison Committee on Medical Education 2014 2022
College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2014 2019
Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2009 2019
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2014 2024
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-CRNA) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs 2009 2019
College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 2015 2023

1The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the UTHSC Physician Assistant  program. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.