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Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations for the School of Health Professions

Distance Learning/State Authorizations
The School of Health Professions at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences offers online and distance learning opportunities for students across the country, with an emphasis on Allied Health.  SHP has designed and implemented online undergraduate and graduate programs that parallel the classroom experience, providing academic and financial provisions that allow participants to feel supported and prepared for what is next. 

Current Distance Education and Clinical Status
Rutgers School of Health Professions, via Rutgers - New Brunswick, is a member institution of NJ-SARA (New Jersey - State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). We are permitted to conduct distance education and experiential learning in all 50 states, as well as District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.


Important Note for Current and Prospective Students: In-person and distance education programs in health professions may require additional approval from licensing boards overseeing the respective disciplines in the state where the students seek to train and/or practice. Students that reside outside the state of New Jersey, or who seek to work outside the state of New Jersey, who are considering a professional program should contact the appropriate Board in their state of residency(or the state in which they plan to practice) prior to beginning a course of study. Rutgers School of Health Profession cannot confirm whether the course(s) or program meets requirements for professional licensure in the student’s current or future state of residence and/or practice.

Complaint Resolution
SHP strives to provide the highest quality distance learning opportunities. However, if a conflict does arise, our efforts are meant to resolve your grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner. If an issue cannot be resolved by SHP’s internal processes, you may choose to file a complaint with your state of residence. Click here  to see the complaint process for each state.

To file a complaint, please email

University Accreditation
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is authorized by the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a member of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious body of 62 public and private research institutions.

Rutgers is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education.

*Specific content used with permission from Ohio University, eLearning OHIO
*Content subject to change. Updated: April 14, 2017


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