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College of Health Professions
Accreditations and Approvals

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) 

The HIM baccalaureate degree and the associate degree programs are accredited by the CAHIIM.  Contact information:

233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 233-1183

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

 The Health Care Administration Program is a fully certified Undergraduate Member of the
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (

​Contact information:

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703.894.0940 Fax: 703.894.0941


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

The Medical Assisting programs at Grand Rapids (AAS), Lansing (AAS), and Midland (AAS) campuses are accredited by CAAHEP (, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  Contact information:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763 
(727) 210-2350

Michigan Board of Nursing Approvals

The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing for classes in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Warren, and Midland. The Diploma in Practical Nursing is approved by  the Michigan Board of Nursing for classes in Warren and Midland.

Michigan Board of Nursing
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
P.O. Box 30004Lansing, MI 48909

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The  Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program,  the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, BSN- Completion program, and the Diploma in Practical Nursing programs are each accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  


3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, Georgia  3032661   
(404) 975-5000

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master degree in nursing at Davenport University is accredited by the:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-6930

Occupational Therapy Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy program at Davenport University has received Candidacy Status from Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and is moving through the typical two-year accreditation process. Candidacy Status indicates that Davenport University may enroll students into the program and conduct occupational therapy courses and fieldwork. Candidacy Status does not guarantee that a program will become accredited at the end of the accreditation process. However, Candidacy Status indicates that ACOTE has thoroughly reviewed the program’s candidacy application and has determined that the program’s plans and resources provide evidence of the program’s ability to meet ACOTE standards and requirements leading to accreditation. The accreditation decision will be made by ACOTE prior to graduation of the first admission class.  Following accreditation of an Occupational Therapy program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.  Students must graduate from an ACOTE accredited program and successfully pass the NBCOT exam in order to apply for a state license to practice and work as an occupational therapist. 

For more information about accreditation contact:
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449 
Web address:
Phone 301-652-2682
Fax:   301-652-1417

Davenport University is recognized for veterans’ training under the G.I. Bill for Veterans Educational Assistance.Davenport University, an independent, nonprofit institution, is chartered by the State of Michigan and is empowered to grant degrees; it is also certified by the State Approval Agency of the Department of Education.

The University is approved by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service as an institution of higher education for training foreign students.

The University is approved by agencies of the state and federal governments for many programs including Rehabilitation, Work Incentive, etc.

Accreditation credentials are available for review from University officials upon request.