Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the Arkansas Secretary of State and approved by the Internal Revenue Service as an institution of higher learning in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Arkansas Division of Higher Education
ACHE has been granted certification by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) to offer the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in A.C.A. §6-61-301.
The Higher Learning Commission
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Effective November 3, 2020, the School of Physical Therapy at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) (1111North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 479-401-6010 or email email@example.com.
Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.
Degrees Leading to Professional Licensure
The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education offers degrees on its campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas that may involve clinical rotations in other states. Each of these Degrees meets program requirements established by national accrediting agencies and is designed to meet graduate educational requirements for licensure in every state. Graduates of these accredited programs are eligible to take the national licensure examinations for their respective field or specific examinations as required by each state.
Each professional licensing board in every state is autonomous and establishes and governs the standards a program or a graduate must meet to earn a license or certification in a professional field. States also may have other licensure requirements beyond the professional examination including, but not limited to background and drug tests, internships, or other standards.