College of Health and Community Well-Being
The guiding vision of the College of Health and Community Well-Being is to make a significant contribution to the intellectual, social, and economic vitality of the region. It will train diverse and highly competent healthcare professionals across disciplines who can address health inequities and social determinants of health and community well-being. And it will help students find not only a career path, but a sense of belonging and purpose as well.
Graduate Degrees and National Accreditations
All graduate programs in the College of Health and Community Well-Being feature small class sizes, which means students benefit from personalized attention from faculty, as well as from collaboration in graduate cohorts.
The college offers a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). The PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program features real-world learning that prepares students to pursue careers in athletic training and to take the Board of Certification exam. University of La Verne’s practical, clinical-focused program produces dynamic clinicians who display comprehensive decision-making informed by critical thinking. The MSAT is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
At its June 2022 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the University of La Verne Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of La Verne until its next review in June 2024.
Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation – Provisional or Accreditation – Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.
Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.
Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-university-of-la-verne/