INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (501) 748-9001.

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM)

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Pacific College of Health and Science’s acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). Institution/program accreditation locations, history, notes, and dates of review may be viewed at: http://acahm.org/directory-menu/directory/. ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAHM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acahm.org The accreditation status of the professional doctorate curricula applies to both the Doctor of Acupuncture and the Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (formerly the Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization). This status also applies to Pacific’s professional doctorate completion track. Pacific advertises the degree completion opportunity as the “transitional doctorate” program in order to distinguish that pathway from the entry-level pathway. However, this professional doctorate completion track for graduates of ACAHM-accredited/pre-accredited master’s-level programs is considered by ACAHM as a component of the overall professional doctorate.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

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The RN-BSN nursing program at Pacific College of Health and Science  Online Campus is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the RN-BSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

 

American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation

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The Bachelor of Science of (Holistic) Nursing Degree Program and Postbaccalaureate Holistic Nursing Certificate at Pacific College of Health and Science are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC). www.ahncc.org

International Coaching Federation

 

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The Health Coach Certificate Program at Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) www.coachingfederation.org

Yoga Alliance

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Pacific College of Health and Science’s Yoga Teacher Program meets the requirements for the professional membership and trade association Yoga Alliance, which registers graduates as yoga teachers (RYT500) www.yogaalliance.org

STATE ORGANIZATIONS

Any questions a student may have regarding this school or enrollment agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the regulatory agency for the appropriate state.

California

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

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1747 North Market, Suite 225
Sacramento, CA 95834
www.bppe.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 574-8900 / Toll-free: (888)-370-7589 / Fax: (916) 263-1897

California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC)

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Pacific College of Health and Science, San Diego, is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). School Approval Code: SCH0099 www.camtc.org

New York

State Education Department

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Office of Professions
Albany, NY 12230
​www.op.nysed.gov
Phone: 518-474-3817 / Fax: 518-474-1449

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education

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1 N Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
www.ibhe.org
Phone: (217) 782-2551 / Toll-Free: (888) 261-2881 / Fax: (217) 782-8548

Approval and Accreditation

Accreditation and approval documents may be obtained for review by contacting the Campus Director.

Student Complaints/Grievance Policies

Any person may file a written complaint with the campus director or other administrator regarding the actions of a specific student, faculty, or staff member. A concern or complaint form may be obtained by going to the Student Hub:

  • Select Contact/Submit Ticketat the top right side of the page
  • When asked for Type of Request, select Concern or Complaintfrom the pull-down menu

The campus director is informed of all complaints and works with the academic dean or dean of students to determine course of action and resolution. In some cases, a Grievance Committee may be convened. In such cases the Grievance Committee may reject the complaint, or it may expel, disqualify, suspend, place on probation, or warn the student, faculty, or staff. The individual in question will be notified in writing by the campus director, deans or the Grievance Committee regarding disciplinary procedures and the length, amount, or conditions of any disciplinary action.

It is extremely important to note that Pacific will make certain, to the best of its ability, that no harm comes to a student or staff member for reporting any grievance. If a complaint is still unresolved after the Grievance Committee’s decision a student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution by contacting:

To make a complaint in a state other than California, Illinois and New York, please find the necessary state contact information at: https://www.pacificcollege.edu/state-authorization-of-distance-education