Utah Tech University

Specialized Program Accreditation

Specialized or programmatic accreditation normally applies to professional schools and individual programs or departments within an institution. Specialized accreditation is typically granted by a number of national organizations, overseen through the U.S. Department of Education. Most of the specialized or programmatic agencies review units within an institution of higher education that is accredited by an institutional accrediting agency. Not all academic programs have an affiliated specialized accrediting body.

Specialized Accredited Programs:

For inquiries about specialized accreditation, please contact the relevant department chair.


Accrediting Agency/Approving Board

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Date of Next Review

Utah Tech University (Institution)Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the Northwest regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions.2020Reaffirmation of accreditation based on comprehensive self-study in 2020Fall 2023: Mid-cycle Review
Business (BA/BS Business Administration, Finance & Accounting)Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)Nov. 2015Accredited2025
Dental Hygiene (BS)Commission on Dental AccreditationFall 2023See accreditation statementFall 2029
Elementary Education (BS)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)Oct. 2015Accredited2022
Emergency Medical Services (EMT, EMT Advance, and Paramedic)Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)Fall 2017AccreditedSpring 2024
Health and Wellness Coaching CertificateNational Board for Health and Wellness CoachingSummer 2022AccreditedSummer 2025
Master of Athletic TrainingCommission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)Spring 2022AccreditedSpring 2025
Medical Laboratory Science (BS)National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)Spring 2020AccreditedSpring 2030
Medical Radiography (AAS)Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)Spring 2018AccreditedSpring 2026
Music (BA/BS)National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)Spring 2021AccreditedSpring 2026
Nursing (AASN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Spring 2017AccreditedFall 2023
Nursing (BSN)Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)Fall 2015AccreditedFall 2023
Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)Fall 2016AccreditedFall 2026
Population Health - Long Term Care Administration Emphasis (BS)National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)Summer 2022AccreditedSummer 2027
Respiratory Therapy (BS)Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)Spring 2023AccreditedFall 2033
Secondary Education (BA, BS)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)Oct. 2015Accredited2022
Surgical Technology (AAS)Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)Fall 2021AccreditedFall 2031