Statement of Accreditation Status
Southern California University of Health Sciences

16200 East Amber Valley Dr
Whittier, CA 90604
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: 
Monday, January 25, 2021
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.

No Related Entity
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 Josephine Welsh Associate VP of Institutional Effectiveness and Data Analysis josephinewelsh [at]
Board of Directors Chair Thomas Bakman Board Chair drbakman [at]
Chief Academic Officer Tamara Rozhon Provost tamararozhon [at]
Chief Executive Officer John Scaringe President and CEO johnscaringe [at]
Chief Financial Officer Tom Arendt VP of Administration and Finance/CFO tomarendt [at]
Director Institutional Research Eric Ditwiler Director of Assessment, Institutional Research, and Reporting ericditwiler [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Ayurveda Practitioner Certificate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Ayurveda Wellness Certificate Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Bachelors 2021 Distance Education
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
Doctor of Chiropractic Professional Doctorate 1911 On-Site
Health Sciences Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Science in Medical Science Masters 2020 Distance Education
Master of Science: Physician Assistant Masters 2016 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2022 Offsite Review
Spring 2023 Accreditation Visit

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