Accrediting bureau of health education schools (abhes) electricity dance moms choreography

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ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as both an institutional and specialized programmatic accrediting agency with scope that focuses on health care education and training. Generally, schools that wish to seek institutional accreditation are not currently accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Schools wishing to seek programmatic accreditation are already accredited by a recognized agency, but are interested in graduates of either a Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology and/or Surgical Technology program the eligibility to sit for various credentialing exams in such fields.

Schools wishing to seek institutional accreditation must offer at least 70% health education, which is defined as an educational institution that offers programs predominantly in the health education field. An institution meets this requirement if (1) 70 percent or greater of its full-time equivalent students are enrolled in the health programs, or (2) 70 percent of its active programs are in the health education field, provided that a majority of an institution’s full-time equivalent students are enrolled in those programs. A program is active if it has a current student enrollment and is seeking to enroll students. Institutional applicants must evidence that it meets all of the eligibility criteria outlined in Chapter II, Section A, Institutional Eligibility of the Accreditation Manual.

If an institution does not meet the 70% Rule listed above, but it is currently institutionally accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or CHEA and offers one of the following three programs: 1) Medical Assistant, 2) Medical Laboratory Technologist, and 3) Surgical Technologist, then programmatic accreditation would be an option. Schools wishing to seek programmatic accreditation must evidence that its applicable program(s) comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in Chapter II, Section B, Programmatic Eligibility.

As a leader in health education accreditation for over 40 years, ABHES has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency since 1968. It has been at the forefront of advancing the quality of health education programs throughout the country.

ABHES enhances the quality of education and training and promotes institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation. Its key is to assure the quality of the programs it accredits, and assist in the improvement of the programs. This quality-determination is accomplished by rigorous and systematic evaluation based on valid standards.

ABHES-member institutions offer predominantly health education programs and/or medical assistant, medical laboratory technology, and/or surgical technology programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, Academic Associate , or Baccalaureate degree, including those offered via distance education. Graduates of an ABHES-accredited institution or program are eligible to sit for various credentialing exams optimizing a graduates’ marketability.

ABHES accreditation allows the opportunity for enhancement in that institutions experience the ability to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement for greater institutional/program effectiveness through dynamic workshops, staff assisted self-study, and site visits by experienced and credentialed health specialists.