PT, OT programs receive 5-year Level IV reaccreditation; Sports Science now Level I

Three of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences programs have received new accreditation certifications from the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). Two programs, BS Physical Therapy and BS Occupational Therapy, received fresh five-year accreditations valid until 2027, while the BS Sports Science program is now formally accredited as a Level I program, with the status valid until 2025. The three programs underwent the remote virtual accreditation by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) from May 23-24, 2022.

A Level IV program recognized by the FAAP are considered to be “highly respected as very high academic programs in the Philippines and with prestige and authority comparable to similar programs in excellent foreign universities.” The BS PT and BS OT programs have been granted full autonomy and the authority to offer new allied graduate programs and open learning/distance education and extension classes subject to information provided to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

For the Level I accreditation, BS Sports Science now enjoys full administrative deregulation, financial deregulation, and authority to revise the curriculum without prior CHED approval. It is likewise given priority in the awards of grants/subsidies or funding assistance from CHED or the Department of Education.

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