Accreditations - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

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Programs in the College of Health & Human Sciences are accredited by eleven national and one state professional accreditation agencies. The credentials offered to the program and graduates are critical to entry and advancement in these professions.

Agency Program or Unit
ACEND - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics Dietetic Intership (M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics)
The Didactic Program (B.S. in Nutrition, Health, & Wellness) - approval 
CAA - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology)
CAA - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology (M.A. in Communicative Disorders)
CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (Formerly NCATE - National Council for Accreditation on Teach Education after July 1, 2013) Educator Licensure in Early Childhood Studies, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Education, Speech-Language Pathology
CAPTE - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Doctor of Physical Therapy
CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing B.S. and M.S. in Nursing
CEPH - Council on Education for Public Health Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
CFLE - Certified Family Life Educator from NCFR FCNS - B.S. FCS
COAMFTE - Commission on Accreditation of Marriage & Family Therapy Education Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy (M.S. in Applied Family & Child Studies)
CORE - Council of Rehabilitation Education Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A. in Communicative Disorders)
NAACLS - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences
NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children Child Development Laboratory
ISBE - Illinois State Board of Education All university educator licensure programs