The College of Health Professions holds accreditation in many different departments. For Athletic Training with the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) whose vision is to ensure accreditation excellence across continuum of AT Education enhancing clinical practice. The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA) is the current accrediting body for Masters program in Communication Disorders. Nursing (MSN) holds accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. which supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by providing specialized accreditation for all levels of nursing education and transition-to-practice programs. Nursing (ASN and BSN) holds accreditation with ACEN and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Both Medical Lab Tech (Associate) and Medical Technology (Bachelor) hold accreditation with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Dietetics (Bachelors and post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship) holds accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is the accrediting body for the Medical Imaging (Bachelor). The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Car (CoARC) is the accreditation organization for Respiratory Therapy (Bachelor). Both the Social Work (Bachelor) and Social Work (Masters) hold accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education is the accrediting body for Health Informatics. The Doctor of Physical Therapy holds accreditation with the Commission of accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
For more information, please visit Marshall University's Accreditation page.
The University Library system consists of the John Deaver Drinko Library, the James E. Morrow Library, the Health Science Library at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital, and the MU South Charleston Campus Library. Together, the University Libraries’ holdings support teaching and research needs with over two million volumes (including Government Documents, microforms, and audiovisual materials) and access to a variety of periodical titles. Students have print and electronic books, periodicals, documents, primary source documents and archives, CD-ROMS, video cassettes/DVDs, sound recordings, electronic journals, online reference materials, and original MU students and faculty scholarly publications at their disposal 24 hours per day.
For more information, view the 2020 Library Services Overview (PDF).
The Marshall University Library system is a current member of the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA's division Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). These memberships allow us to share resources and participate in various networks that support functions such as cataloging, interlibrary loan, publishing, indexing, and acquisitions. A dynamic interlibrary loan and document delivery program provides materials from other libraries in electronic or print form, often in a matter of days. Access to an innovative e-book loan program through a robust academic library consortium, courier services, and rapid ILL services enhance turnaround time and overcome geographical limitations. Furthermore, the Marshall University Library system benefits from and contributes to additional interlibrary loan partnerships via the Interlibrary Delivery Service of PA. Their purpose "is to provide a cost effective efficient delivery service linking all types of libraries to support timely resource sharing throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As an incorporated not-for-profit membership organization, IDS is supported by a state/local partnership which includes a state subsidy and local dues. Through IDS, member libraries share print and non-print library resources to meet the information needs of end users. Currently, IDS membership includes 409 libraries which comprise the service area of the Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania. This total includes 181 Full Member libraries and 228 sites which are Affiliates of Full Member ("Parent") libraries" (http://www.idspa.org/). The Marshall University Libraries are also members of PALCI, which is a group of academic libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & West Virginia. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow materials directly from member libraries; delivery occurs within 3-5 business days. Lastly, the Marshall University Libraries participate in RapidILL, a unique resource-sharing system that was designed by Interlibrary Loan staff for Interlibrary Loan staff, for the borrowing and lending of articles, book chapters, and books with less than 24-hour turnaround time, 94% or better fill rate, innovative delivery options, and outstanding service to library users.