Academics

At Stempel College, we think across academic boundaries.

The college explores the interconnectivity of social, biological, environmental and cultural elements of health and wellness. It’s a kaleidoscope of academic disciplines and lifelong learners from diverse backgrounds. This results in a broader understanding of the issues, and a robust set of solutions.

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Stempel College’s interdisciplinary structure combines the five major departments of public health in partnership with the disciplines of dietetics and nutrition, social work and disaster preparedness.

Academy for International Disaster Preparedness

Accreditation

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through December 2019. The college received its initial CEPH accreditation in 1993.

For questions about CEPH accreditation and to obtain copies of our final CEPH report and self-study report, please contact Dr. Elliot Sklar, Administrative Director of Academic Public Health Programs, at eskla001@fiu.edu or 305-348-4281.

What is CEPH?

CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. CEPH’s accreditation procedures require a rigorous self-evaluation—a process which engages stakeholders from across the college and external constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, collaborators and community partners.

Why it matters

Stempel College is one of more than 60 accredited schools of public health in the country; we have met accepted national standards for education that provides the knowledge and skills needed to support population health.

Program-Specific Accreditations

The Dietetics & Nutrition programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

What is ACEND?

The ACEND is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the accrediting agency for education programs that prepare dietetics professionals through the evaluation and accreditation of approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate didactic, dietetic technician and supervised practice programs. ACEND is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and abides by its code of good practice.

Why it matters

ACEND serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.

 

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the School of Social Work’s programs.

What is CSWE?

The CSWE is the national association representing social work education in the U.S. 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. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S. and its territories.

Why it matters

CSWE’s COA is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards. In accordance with the requirements of CSWE’s recognition body, the CHEA, the CSWE Office of Social Work Accreditation administers a multistep accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and COA reviews.

CEPH Accreditation
ASPPH
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
CSWE