California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Wexford University is a private university licensed to operate by the (BPPE) Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (California Education Code 94900 mid/or 94915). The University was founded in 1999, originally under the name Optimal Performance Institute, and has been continuously approved by the State of California to offer undergraduate and graduate level degrees. School Code: 4306651
In accordance with the provisions of California Education Code 94900 mid/or 94915, this institution had received approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. That approval to operate meant that the Bureau determined and certified that the institution met the minimum standards for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality, including the offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty and the appropriate assessment of students’ achievement prior to, during, and at the end of its programs.
To earn approved status in California, a degree-granting institution must undergo a qualitative review and assessment of programs offered and of all institutional policies, procedures, and operations. The assessment is conducted by a comprehensive on-site review process performed by a qualified visiting committee composed of educators and other appropriate experts.
Most countries do not have independent organizations for which schools can seek accreditation. Rather, they are granted status by a government agency such as what the state of California and the Department of Education requires. In the United States, the Department of Education does not require accreditation by any accrediting body, nor is accreditation governed by the government. U.S. accreditation organizations are a private institutionalized board which grants a peer review status and approval to universities that pursue this course of action on a voluntary basis. The biggest benefit is federal funding for schools. Please note that regardless of accreditation, the transfer of credits between all universities (whether state approved or accredited), is determined by the specific policies of the universities and determined on a case-by-case basis.
Wexford University is a California Corporation.
Institutional Member of the U.S. Distance Learning Association
Successful completion of the NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) Personal Trainer Course and Exam is the capstone course for the associates degree in fitness training.
This certification has the following accreditations and approvals:
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
The CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) has approved NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification program as a CDR-approved certification. Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians may complete the NESTA PFT certification for 75 CPEUs.
NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certification is recognized by the National Board of Fitness Examiners