Statement of Accreditation Status
Pacific College of Health and Science

7445 Mission Valley Road, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92108
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Stacy Gomes Vice President of Academic Affairs sgomes [at]
Board of Directors Chair Daniel Neuwirth Board Chair dan [at]
Chief Academic Officer Stacy Gomes Vice President of Academic Affairs sgomes [at]
Chief Executive Officer Jack Miller President jmiller [at]
Chief Financial Officer Dave Bagnato Chief Financial Officer dbagnato [at]
Director Institutional Research Kevin Jerred Institutional research Analyst kjerred [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Advanced Certificate in Chinese Herbology Non-degree 2019 Distance Education
Associate of Applied Science (Massage Therapies) Associate 2008 On-Site
Associate of Applied Science (Yoga Teacher) Associate 2020 On-Site
Associate of Applied Science Holistic Health Science Associate 2008 On-Site
Associate of Occupational Studies (Massage Therapy) Associate 2008 On-Site
Associate of Science (Massage Therapy) Associate 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Health Science (Asian Holistic Health & Massage) Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Bachelor of Professional Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Science Holistic Nursing (completion) Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Bachelor of Science Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelors 2020 Distance Education
Doctor of Acupuncture Professional Doctorate 2016 On-Site
Doctor of Acupuncture (Transitional) Professional Doctorate 2016 Distance Education
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (Transitional) Professional Doctorate 2016 Distance Education
Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization Professional Doctorate 2015 On-Site
Health Coach Certificate Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Holistic Nursing Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Massage Therapist (Asian Bodywork) Certificate Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Master of Acupuncture Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Acupuncture (with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization) Masters 1989 On-Site
Master of Science (Health and Human Performance) Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2020 Distance Education
Medical Cannabis Certificate Non-degree 2019 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2023 Special Visit
Spring 2024 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2027 Offsite Review
Fall 2027 Accreditation Visit

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