Huntington University of Health Sciences (HUHS) is the first distance education nutrition college accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. All HUHS programs have been reviewed and approved by DEAC.

The DEAC defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in distance education.  The Commission fosters quality assurance, protection of the rights of the students and institutional self-improvement through voluntary accreditation via peer evaluation. DEAC accreditation aims to instill public confidence in DEAC institutions’ missions, goals, performances and resources through a rigorous and fair application and peer-developed accreditation standards.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, D.C., 20036
Telephone 202- 234-5100

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

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State Authorization

Huntington University of Health Sciences is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Huntington University of Health Sciences, please click Here.

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The Value of Accreditation

This document prepared by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), explains the value of accreditation, and why it is important to obtain your education through an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or CHEA.
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The Importance of Accreditation