Statement of Accreditation Status
- CEO: Dr. Maria Hernandez Nunez, President
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Yolanda Ortiz
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools » Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential
- Control: Private (Non-Profit)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Granted
- Accreditation Granted: 2019
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- December 3, 2020
Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 3, 2021, addressing the recent action by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) which may have implications for current and future compliance with Requirement of Affiliation 6; Standard III (Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience); Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience); and Standard V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
- October 29, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Board of Post-Secondary Institutions. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
- March 14, 2019
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives. To grant accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
- November 15, 2018
To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that a follow-up visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- March 15, 2018
To accept the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2018, regarding the status of the institution. A small team visit may follow submission of the report. To note that the evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2018-2019.
- October 19, 2017
To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.
- June 22, 2017
To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status, and to invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2019-2020. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that the institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
- Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
- Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method
Approved Credential Levels
The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
- Postsecondary award (< 1 year)
- Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent
- Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent