Radford University Carilion is an educational site of Radford University.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has authorized Radford University to offer postsecondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Radford University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Radford University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

In addition to institutional accreditation, the following programs maintain professional accreditation and/or approval:

Emergency Services Program

The Emergency Services program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350,
CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445,
The Emergency Services program is also accredited by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (VAOEMS), 1041 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen, VA. 23059, phone 1-800-523-6019

Medical Laboratory Science Program

The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Website:

Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs

The Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at: ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department; American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery lane, Suite 200; Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, phone(301) 652-2682. (

Physician Assistant Program

At its 2023 March meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the Radford University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Radford University on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in 2025 March.  

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.  

Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.  

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).  

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

Respiratory Therapy Program

The Respiratory Therapy program, CoARC program number 200312, baccalaureate degree, Jefferson College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC),