Health professions programs are accredited by the governing body of a given profession. In health professions, accreditation is vital as it ensures that programs provide an educational curriculum to prepare students that meets the standards of the profession. Additionally, many health professions require potential professionals to pass a national board exam prior to beginning practice; some national board exams only allow candidates to sit for the exam who have graduated from an accredited program. Therefore, it is important to consider accreditation when selecting a school or program of study.
Review the “Health Fields” page for each profession to find a database of accredited programs.