Earning Industry Recognition

Because we strive for our programs to comply with the highest industry standards, many undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences have received specialized accreditation from professional organizations. These accreditations ensure you will receive a top-quality education that aligns with workforce needs.

Explore accreditation within our departments and schools below.

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Accreditation by Departments and Schools

Health and Kinesiology

Athletic Training Education Graduate Program

Purdue University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2001 K Street NW, Third Floor North, Washington DC 20006.  The program is applying to the CAATE for a substative change in level of degree.

CAATE Accredited Program

In compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c) the Purdue Athletic Training program acknowledges the curriculum meets educational requirements for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination, recognized as the required examination for professional regulation in all states.  California does not currently regulate the Athletic Training profession.

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Health Sciences

Medical Physics Graduate Program

The Purdue medical physics program is CAMPEP-accredited.

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

Both the Purdue University undergraduate and master’s Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences programs are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mission

The mission of the undergraduate program in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences is to prepare its graduates to become professionals in Industrial Hygiene and related fields.  Such professionals will be competent, effective and ethical in applying scientific principles to protect workers from the adverse effects of environmental agents and workplace stressors.

The mission of the graduate program in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences is to prepare its graduates to be professionals, leaders and researchers in Industrial Hygiene and related fields.  Such professionals will be highly competent, effective and ethical in applying scientific principles to carrying out activities to protect workers from the adverse effects of hazardous environmental agents and workplace stressors.

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Purdue University Industrial Hygiene program are to produce professionals that will be able to fulfill professional positions in Industrial and related fields, applying scientific principles and functioning competently in:

  1. Conducting assessments of workplace environments to determine exposures to environmental agents and workplace stressors.
  2. Evaluating the health risks due to exposures to environmental agents and workplace stressors
  3. Recommending strategies, procedures and equipment for preventing and reducing occupational health hazards.
  4. Communicating to workers, managers and other professionals the nature of environmental exposures, the health risks associated with these exposures, and methods for eliminating or minimizing these risks.
  5. Obtaining, organizing and analyzing environmental monitoring data and preparing a technical written report based on this data
  6. Carrying out their professional activities ethically.

    Upon completion of our ABET accredited graduate program, our Industrial Hygienists typically assume a variety of leadership roles in academia, industry, labor and government. The usual path includes advancing from a project officer focusing on workplace or environmental hazards to global management of occupational, environmental health and safety (OEHS) programs.  The graduate program has four additional educational objectives:
  7. Develop and lead programs to identify, assess and reduce workplace hazards.
  8. Design and implement research studies in Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health.
  9. Give scientific and technical talks to professional groups on occupational health topics.
  10. Write a research paper based on field studies, laboratory studies, modeling or a review of scientific literature. 

Student Outcomes

The program must have documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives. There must be a documented and effective process for the periodic review and revision of these student outcomes. Criteria for Master’s level applied science programs are inclusive of those for baccalaureate level applied science programs with the following additions: one year of study beyond the baccalaureate level and a project or research activity resulting in a report that demonstrates both the mastery of the subject matter and a high level of communication skills. 

Baccalaureate (and Master of Science) degree programs must demonstrate that graduates have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life- long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice. 

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year (AY)Academic Year (AY)Total UndergradTotal GradBS Degrees AwardedMS Degrees AwardedPhD Degrees Awarded
20126662512
20135661520
20143681721
201528142050
201698941
20171531001
Current Year
(as of 6/30/18)
522

Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Purdue HTM Program is proudly accredited by ACPHA, the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. Established in 1989 to assure academic quality and better serve the needs of students, ACPHA is the premiere accreditation institution for the hospitality industry. The White Lodging-J.W. Marriott Jr., School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has received full re-accreditation for 2020-2027. 

Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Develop future global leaders through rigorous learning programs, cutting edge research, and innovative engagement in the areas of—Hospitality and Tourism, Financial Counseling and Planning, Retail Management, and Selling and Sales Management. 

Vision Statement

Enrich human relationships for the benefit of businesses, our communities, and our world.

Student Retention Report

First Destination Data Report (Job Placement)

Program Learning Outcomes

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME 1

Students will apply analytical and quantitative skills to analyze and formulate business decisions in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

Performance Criteria:

  1. Describe the correct application of debits and credits by analyzing transactions for a wide variety of accounting situations
  2. Utilize costs to help make business decisions
  3. Utilize various decision-making approaches to capital investment
  4. Correctly analyze an income statement
  5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and effectively control food costs and increase contribution margins to the current restaurant concept
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME 2

Students will apply leadership principles to manage in a diverse and global business environment.

Performance Criteria:

  1. Identify basic management and leadership skills that managers possess in order to effectively manage in the hospitality and tourism industry
  2. State the key role that HRM plays in helping organizations manage a diverse workforce
  3. Be able to work with others to accomplish goals
  4. Compare and contrast different cultures throughout the world with your home culture
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME 3

Students will demonstrate unique knowledge related to operating a Hospitality and Tourism business.

Performance Criteria:

  1. Identify the pioneers who shaped today’s hospitality and tourism industry
  2. Identify the basic components of sustainable tourism practices
  3. Identify the causative agents and characteristics of food-borne illnesses associated with foodservice, hotel, and tourism operations
  4. Analyze issues related to yield and revenue management and how sales and marketing, front office and reservations departments work together
  5. Describe the principles, policies and actions necessary to serve beverage alcohol in a responsible manner
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME 4

Students will demonstrate the ability to define, identify, and evaluate ethical versus unethical business practices. 

Performance Criteria:

  1. Define ethical behavior and apply it to hospitality and tourism management
  2. Discriminate between ethical and non-ethical behaviors within a foodservice organization
  3. Describe the professional traits (including an ethical standard of conduct) necessary to achieve procurement and purchasing objectives
  4. Evaluate ethical and unethical behaviors on the parts of individuals when preparing and presenting feasibility studies to potential investors and interested others

Nursing

Accreditation

The baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s certificate and DNP programs at Purdue University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

U.S. State Boards of Nursing Curricular Requirements

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Nutrition Science

Accreditation

The Purdue University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

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Phone: 800-877-1600, Ext. 5400

www.eatright.org/ACEND

Psychological Sciences

The Clinical Program is accredited by (1) the APA CoA (Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, Phone: 202-336-5979), by whom it has been continuously accredited since 1948, and by (2) PCSAS (Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System). PCSAS is an organization designed to accredit high-caliber clinical science doctoral programs. PCSAS was created in 2008 to promote superior science-centered education and training in clinical psychology, to increase the quality and quantity of clinical scientists contributing to the advancement of public health, and to enhance the scientific knowledge base for mental and behavioral health care. The Clinical Program is a member of the PCSAS Founder’s Circle.

The Clinical Program was recently accredited by PCSAS and re-accredited by APA CoA in the fall of 2018 and received full accreditation from each organization until 2028.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data (pdf).

Clinical Program Contact: (765) 494-6977

Public Health

The Department of Public Health is a proud member of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH).

Purdue launched the Master of Public Health graduate program in July 2014. The goal at the outset was to blend together scientific rigor, training in the skills needed by the public health workforce and a passion to help others. Convinced of the merit of this approach, the department initiated the process to obtain accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The on-campus and online tracks of the Master of Public Health graduate program received full accreditation, predated to October 2015 and extending to July 1, 2023. Considerable effort went into building the graduate program to its present status, and the department remains motivated to training the the highest caliber of public health professionals and addressing local, national and global health needs. 

Accreditation Final Report

Accreditation Self-Study

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The Master of Science (M.S) education program in speech-language pathology and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at Purdue University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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