INSTITUTIONAL AND ACADEMIC POLICIES
Frequently Asked Questions
Institutional and Academic Policies
Center for Allied Health Education is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a national accrediting body for schools specializing in allied health programs that is recognized by the US Department of Education. Click here for additional information on institutional and programmatic accreditation.
The Center assists students in preparing for entry into their chosen career. Students are given assistance through formal and informal means, including but not limited to, resume writing, interview skills and presentations and discussions regarding expected behavior and attitudes of healthcare professionals.
The Center provides assistance to students, at the time of graduation, to obtain entry-level positions in their respective fields. However, while placement assistance may be provided, it is understood that Center for Allied Health Education cannot promise or guarantee employment to any student or graduate.
General information about the careers represented by the Center’s educational programs can be obtained from the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
Each year the Center reports campus crime statistics to the US Department of Education as required by the Clery Act. For a copy of the Annual Security Report, click here.
The Center has zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol on campus and all enrolling students must agree that he or she will be subject to random drug screenings during their enrollment.
All students, without promises of immunity or threats of coercion must have a drug screening conducted by a physician prior to the first day of clinical rotations. Should a student refuse to conduct a drug screening or the student submits an unacceptable urine sample or the screening comes back positive; the student’s enrollment into the program will be rescinded.
Once enrolled in the program, students may be given a drug screening at any time in the program including but not limited to:
- Random drug screening tests by Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) and/or any of its clinical affiliates
- During the clinical clearance process at a specific clinical affiliate
- Students enrolled for more than one year: As part of their annual physical, prior to beginning their senior year. A student must complete and be cleared after their annual physical, prior to the first day of class, in their senior year.
The following is the process for the drug screenings listed above:
- Any student who refuses to conduct a drug screening test when requested by Center for Allied Health Education or any of its affiliates, or submits an unacceptable urine sample may face disciplinary procedures, up to and including dismissal from their program.
- Any student who fails a drug screen test:
If a student fails a drug screening administered at a clinical affiliate the student will be placed on clinical suspension and will be sent to a facility approved by Center for Allied Health Education to be retested. The student will not be allowed to return to clinic until they have been cleared by the above facility. (If the test is positive see below.)
If a student fails a drug screening administered (whether the student is being tested randomly, retested because they failed a drug screening administered at a clinical affiliate, or during their annual physical) the student will be suspended from clinical rotations for thirty (30) days. At the end of the suspension period, the student will be required to repeat their drug screening at an approved facility. In addition, the student will be required to sign an agreement that they will remain drug free. Should a student not receive medical clearance after their repeat drug screening, they will be terminated from the program unless they seek treatment and provide proof of successful completion of an addiction treatment program. Students must receive approval for a treatment program prior to enrolling in it, if that program will be used as the basis for re-entry into the Center. Should a student seek treatment, they may be required to take a leave of absence or withdraw while in treatment.
The Center requires that students get immunization for certain infectious diseases. The Center’s immunization policy can be downloaded here.
The Center will make every reasonable effort to accommodate students who disclose physical and intellectual disabilities upon enrollment. Prospective students should be aware that each program offered by the Center leads to employment in fields where certain physical abilities are essential. The Center’s policy for Services for Students with Disabilities can be found here. A list of each program’s Technical Standards can be found here.
All students, without promises of immunity or threats of coercion must agree to allow Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) to conduct a criminal background investigation prior to commencing the clinical phase of their education. Should a student refuse to allow Center for Allied Health Education to conduct a criminal background investigation; or the results of the background investigation are positive; the matter will be brought to the Center’s legal counsel for review and determination based on Center for Allied Health Education’s standing policy.
At any time during a student’s enrollment, a criminal background check may be performed by Center for Allied Health Education and/or any of its clinical affiliates. If a student’s criminal background investigation administered by Center for Allied Health Education and or any of its clinical affiliates (whether the student is being investigated for the first time or being re-investigated) is positive they will be placed on clinical probation and will not be allowed to return to the clinic. The result of the criminal background investigation will be brought to the Center’s legal counsel for review and determination based on Center for Allied Health Education’s standing policy.