Accreditation Agencies

The University of Findlay is accredited by:

  • The Higher Learning Commission;
  • The Ohio Department of Higher Education;
  • The Ohio Board of Nursing (conditional);
  • The Ohio Department of Education;
  • The Council on Social Work Education;
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP);
  • The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education;
  • The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education;
  • The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation;
  • The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant;
  • The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology;
  • The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education;
  • The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation;
  • The Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET);
  • The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); and
  • The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)

UF is authorized to offer A.A., B.A., B.S., B.S.N., M.A., M.S., M.P.T., M.O.T., M.A.T., M.B.A., M.P.A., Pharm.D., D.P.T., Ed.D., and O.T.D. programs by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Programs with Professional Accreditations

  • Certificate, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (conditional approval Ohio Board of Nursing, est. 2014);
  • Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning (recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Bilingual Education (est.1989);
  • The Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
  • The Master of Arts in Education (est. 1992);
  • The Master of Occupational Therapy (est. 1999);
  • The Master of Physician Assistant (est. 2009);
  • The Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management (est. 1994);
  • The Master of Athletic Training (est. 2003);
  • The Doctor of Pharmacy (est. 2005); 
  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy (est. 2008); 
  • The Doctor of Education (est. 2013); and
  • The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (approved by ACOTE as an Applicant Program 2017)

Any questions regarding the University of Findlay’s accreditation status with The Higher Learning Commission visit https://www.hlcommission.org/General/contact-us.html or contact them at:
230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

The traditional and weekend physical therapy programs at UF are both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1488.
The University of Findlay's Doctor of Pharmacy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, phone: 312-664-3575; FAX 312-664-4652, website: www.acpe-accredit.org.

The University's doctoral-degree-level occupational therapy program has been approved as an Applicant Program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible 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). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.