This is the launch edition of the 2019-20 VCU Bulletin. This version includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester. (See the Archives page for bulletins for 2018-19.)

The College of Health Professions is an institutional member of the American Society of Allied Health Professions and the Virginia Association of Allied Health Professions. All of its programs are approved or accredited by the appropriate national professional or educational organizations.

Clinical laboratory sciences (bachelor’s degree)

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5519; (847) 939-3597, (773) 714-8880 or (773) 714-8886 (fax); infor@naacls.org; naacls.org. Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the national examination for MLS given by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Health administration (master’s and executive master’s degrees)

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Nuclear medicine technology (bachelor’s degree in Clinical Radiation Sciences)

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nurse anesthesia (master’s, doctorate)

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois, 847-692-7050). The COA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs of nurse anesthesia at the master’s, post-master’s and doctoral levels. Graduates of the master’s program are eligible to take the examination for certification conducted by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

Occupational therapy (master’s degree)

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Patient counseling (certificate)

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Physical therapy (D.P.T.)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association

Radiation therapy technology and radiography (bachelor’s degree in Clinical Radiation Sciences)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Rehabilitation counseling (master’s degree)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs