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IAYT Accreditation Policies and Procedures
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Accreditation is a widely used approval process for higher education programs in the U.S., including a variety of training programs in healthcare fields. Accreditation can be defined as the granting of public recognition to a program of study that meets or exceeds an established set of standards. Accreditation is primarily a quality control mechanism whereby a credible, objective third party gives a public stamp of approval to an educational program; additionally, accreditation is a peer-review process that supports the ongoing improvement of a program.
As is the case in other fields, the IAYT uses a peer-review process—conducted by the IAYT Accreditation Committee (AC)—to determine whether a program meets or exceeds the IAYT accreditation standards. The AC makes its determination based on a careful review of the application form and supporting materials submitted by a school for its yoga therapy training program. The AC evaluates whether the information and materials submitted by the school demonstrate that the program’s content and delivery conform to the requirements set forth in the IAYT educational standards document.
The purpose of the IAYT Accreditation Policies and Procedures is to set forth the policies and procedures adopted by the IAYT Board of Directors that will be followed by the AC and the IAYT in processing, reviewing, and making decisions on the accreditation applications submitted by schools offering yoga therapy training program. These policies and procedures are intended to provide a clear roadmap to schools, as well as to ensure that the accreditation review process is conducted in a fair and timely manner that affords programs and individuals reasonable due process. Additionally, this document contains policies and procedures that pertain to yoga therapy training programs that have achieved accreditation with the IAYT.
Any questions or comments regarding these policies and procedures should be submitted via the Contact Us link on the IAYT website.