Accredited Programs

In April of 1995, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) formally recognized Kinesiotherapy as an allied health profession. In that same year the American Kinesiotherapy Association and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation joined CAAHEP as co-sponsors of Kinesiotherapy. In April 1997, during the third annual CAAHEP Conference, the Commissioners voted to formally recognize the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy. On April 23, 1998, the CAAHEP Executive Board approved The Standards and Guidelines for Accredited Educational Programs for Kinesiotherapy.

CAAHEP, a national voluntary specialized accreditation agency, represents a broad range of health care disciplines. The mission of CAAHEP is to provide recognition for the quality of the educational programs in its system to the public.

For further information regarding CAAHEP accreditation , please visit their website at www.CAAHEP.org.

Accredited Programs

Kinesiotherapy education programs are accredited by the Commission on Accredidation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). For additional information, please visit www.caahep.org.

California

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA – 90840-4901
Degree: BS
Status: Continuing Accreditation
Program Director: Michael Westmoreland
Phone: (562)985-8851
E-mail: mwestmore@csulb.edu

Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5142
Hattiesburg, MS – 39406-5142
Degree: BS
Status: Continuing Accreditation
Program Director: Jerry W. Purvis
Phone: (601) 266-5371
E-mail: Jerry.Purvis@usm.edu

North Carolina

Shaw University
Department of Allied Health
118 E. South Street
Raleigh, NC – 27601
Degree: BS Status: Continuing Accreditation Program
Director: Joseph Palmer
Email: jpalmer@shawu.edu
Phone: (919) 546-8316

Virginia

Norfolk State University
Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science
700 Park Avenue Echols Hall, Rm. 165
Norfolk, VA – 23504
Degree: BS
Status: Continuing Accreditation
Director of Internships: Cynthia Burwell
Phone: (757) 823-9494
E-mail: cburwell@nsu.edu

ACCREDITED SCHOOLS

To offer an officially accredited Kinesiotherapy program, a college or university must apply to the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy (CoA-KT).

The CoA-KT will review and evaluate course offerings, clinical training sites, affiliated personnel, faculty, and resources to determine the degree to which the school meets the Standards and Guidelines for Accredited Educational Programs for Kinesiotherapy. The CoA-KT will then make a recommendation to the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), which is a national, voluntary, specialized accreditation agency representing a broad range of health care disciplines. It is CAAHEP that gives accreditation to the Kinesiotherapy Program. (www.caahep.org)

Education programs are also listed in the annual Health Professions Career and Education Directory, published by the American Medical Association (AMA). http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/16039.html

Contact Jerry Purvis, jerry.purvis@usm.edu for more information