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Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE): Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. To become an athletic trainer, candidates must graduate with a degree in Athletic Training from an accredited athletic training program and successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam. To practice as an athletic trainer in most states, the individual must also be credentialed within the state.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): CACREP accredits master's and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world. In 1987, the Department of Counselor Education was the first in New York state to receive CACREP accreditation. Our faculty are locally, regionally and nationally recognized leaders in the field.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2100 individual education programs in 30 health science occupations. CAAHEP accredited programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to assure that they meet the Standards and Guidelines of each profession.
CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAAHEP is also member of the Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC): NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC's members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE): Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism & Related Professions (COAPRT): The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) recognizes academic programs in colleges and universities that prepare new professionals to enter the parks, recreation, tourism and related professions. COAPRT Accreditation is a status granted to an academic program that meets or exceeds stated criteria of educational quality. In the United States, accreditation of professional preparation curricula is conferred by non-governmental bodies, which are often closely associated with professional associations in the field. COAPRT accredits baccalaureate degree programs in this profession.
Social Work (BS and MSW)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE):Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master's degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession's goals of social and economic justice. CSWE's Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.
Our undergraduate Social Work Program was established in 1971 and has been continuously accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1973. The Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program of SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College was the first public university/private university collaborative MSW program in the country. It received initial accreditation from The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 2003 and was reaccredited in 2007 and 2015 (for eight years).
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): Since 1835, SUNY Brockport has provided a transformational environment for future educators. We are among the first institutions in New York to receive full accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). We are proud to have earned this prestigious accreditation, which will continue our tradition of producing the best educators in New York. The scope of CAEP's work is the accreditation of educator preparation providers having programs leading to certification/licensure, bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, and doctoral degrees in the United States and internationally.