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Southern California University of Health Sciences

16200 East Amber Valley Dr

Whittier, CA 90604

United States

Telephone: 562-947-8755


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 30, 2023

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. 1986

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1993

Undergraduate FTE: 230

Graduate FTE: 1,084

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship: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. Trimester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerJonathon EganAssistant Vice President, Academic Administration and
Board of Directors ChairThomas BakmanBoard
Chief Academic OfficerTamara
Chief Executive OfficerJohn ScaringePresident and
Chief Financial OfficerTom ArendtVP of Administration and Finance/
Director Institutional ResearchKris KrishnanAssociate Vice President of Institutional and Academic
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00122900Southern California University of Health SciencesWhittierMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Ayurvedic Practitioner CertificateNon-degree2022Distance Education
Ayurvedic Wellness Educator CertificateNon-degree2022Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Health SciencesBachelors2021Distance Education
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (DAcCHM)Professional Doctorate2014On-Site
Doctor of ChiropracticProfessional Doctorate1911On-Site
Doctor of Occupational TherapyProfessional Doctorate2023Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Human Genetics and GenomicsNon-degree2022Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Pre-Genetic CounsellingNon-degree2023Distance Education
Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAcCHM)Masters2001On-Site
Master of Science in Human Genetics and GenomicsMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Science in Medical ScienceMasters2020Distance Education
Master of Science: Physician AssistantMasters2016On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Health Education CertificateNon-degree2022Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2024Progress Report
Fall2026Interim Report
Fall2030Offsite Review
Spring2031Accreditation Visit