Accredited Holistic Healthcare Education School
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
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.
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM)
- Master of Acupuncture
- Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
- Doctor of Acupuncture
- Including a Doctor of Acupuncture degree completion track
- Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization
- Including a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization degree completion track
- Certificate in Chinese herbal medicine
The program(s) listed above may offer courses via distance education. ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory (https://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 practitioners. ACAHM is located at 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; phone 952/212-2434; https://acahm.org.
Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 30 August 2023.
Pacific advertises the doctoral degree completion opportunity as the “transitional doctorate” programs 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
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
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
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.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 574-8900 / Toll-free: (888)-370-7589 / Fax: (916) 263-1897
California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC)
Pacific College of Health and Science, San Diego, is approved by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). School Approval Code: SCH0099 www.camtc.org
State Education Department
Albany, NY 12230
Phone: 518-474-3817 / Fax: 518-474-1449
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
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:
- San Diego, CA Campus: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: 888-370-7589
- Chicago, IL Campus: https://complaints.ibhe.org/
Illinois Board of Higher Education: 217-782-2551
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217-557-7359
- New York, NY Campus: http://www.op.nysed.gov
New York State Education Department, Office of Professions: 518-474-3817
Albany, NY 12230
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