Loma Linda University

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  • Loma Linda University (LLU) in Southern California. This institution is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church focuses in health education in different departments. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.

    Language of Instruction: English

    History

    Loma Linda University was founded as the College of Evangelists by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1905. The first school, nursing, has been joined over the years by the schools of allied health professions, behavioral health, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and religion. In 1961, in recognition of the expanded scope of the College of Medical Evangelists, the name of the institution changed to Loma Linda University. From 1967 until 1990, the University incorporated a campus in Riverside, California, that included a College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education. When the two campuses eventually separated in 1990, the Loma Linda campus was designated as a health sciences university while the Riverside campus became known as La Sierra University.

    The Board of Trustees is made up of Seventh-day Adventist Church officials and other Adventist members who provide oversight to the operations and environment of the University. In addition, the University is under the umbrella of Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center (LLUAHSC) dba Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), which brings together the educational, research, and health care entities of the campus.

    Location

    Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health sciences institution in southern California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

    Accreditation

    Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., (ARC-PA); American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT); Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM); Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA); Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA); Committee composed of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC), College of American Pathologists (CAP); American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and American Society of Cytotechnology (ASCT), in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and SpeechLanguage Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); Council on Accreditation (CoA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); Joint Review Committee on Education I Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (AMA); National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

    It is also approved by: Approval Committee for Certificate Programs (ACCP), a joint committee established by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Laboratory Field Services (LFS); California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Radiologic Health Branch (RHB); California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN); Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

    A Member of: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

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