School code: 3962
School code: 1230
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FHU students have the opportunity to continue their learning outside the classroom with a semester abroad.
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Henderson, TN is a small town that is full of charm and has an atmosphere of Southern hospitality. While most events are held on campus, if you're looking to get off campus, it's a short drive to both Memphis or Nashville, Tennessee.
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"Freed has allowed me to pursue both of my interests in life all in one place. Not many college students get the opportunity to oversee a mission trip to South America with their professors and be published for undergraduate research all in the same year."
Class of 2014 • Majoring In Biochemistry and Bible
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FHU has a history of talented student athletes and coaches who have helped make FHU Athletics what they are today. Check out who these students are and what accomplishments they've made. Know someone who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Use the nomination form below to tell us about it.
FHU welcomes visiting teams. Find a campus map, local lodging and more in our FHU Athletics Visitor's Guide.
FHU offers two major opportunities to support Lion athletics that also benefit you! The FHU Lion Backers and the Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner are great ways to give back.
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The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service.
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Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The University is committed to complying with all states’ and federal regulations for its distance learning programs. For specific information regarding accreditations and state authorizations, please contact the Associate Vice President for Academics.
Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of FHU. For all other inquiries, please contact FHU's Associate Vice President for Academics.
Freed-Hardeman University also maintains the following program specific accreditations and approvals:
Child and Family Studies
Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FHU is committed to complying with all states’ and federal regulations for its distance learning programs. Freed-Hardeman University has been approved by Tennessee to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For specific information regarding state authorization, approval, licensure or exemption, please contact the Associate Vice President for Academics.
Please note that one or more FHU programs may not accept applications from out-of-state residents due to state regulations that govern the delivery of distance education courses. Contact the Department of Graduate Studies for more information.
State Contact Information for Complaints
Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Integrity Rules, Freed-Hardeman University must provide to its students or prospective students the contact information for filing complaints with each state licensing entity and any other relevant agency that would handle the complaint.
View complaint, appeal and grievance guidelines and a list of state agencies.
State Contact Information for Professional Licensure
Pursuant to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, Freed-Hardeman University must provide to non-Tennessee resident students the contact information to determine if a course or program that customarily leads to professional licensure, meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.
National Board of Certified Counselors
Association of Social Work Boards
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
National Council of State Board of Nursing
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
U.S. Department of Education
Additional State Specific Information
The following states have provided additional notifications and requirements regarding distance education offerings:
Education: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). www.alsde.edu.
Nursing: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations or pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.
Education: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Arkansas certification. Applicants for an Arkansas certificate are required to pursue teacher/administrator licensure in Tennessee and then earn an Arkansas educator or school administrator license/endorsement by reciprocity. Additional course requirements in order to earn an Arkansas license in a program area or similar program area may be found at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit/licensure-by-reciprocity.
FHU is not required to seek approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and can offer 100 percent online programs to residents of California with no restrictions.
Internships, externships, and clinical placements are permitted in California for online and campus-based courses and programs.
Please consult the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing website for specific information and documents required to obtain a California teaching credential.
For student complaints, contact:
California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Filing a Complaint
Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) Division of Certification or Division of Educator Preparation cannot “pre-approve” the use of an out-of-state online program for use by Kentucky’s educators. This includes Freed-Hardeman University’s online Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees that lead to licensure. Please note that FHU does offer many programs that lead to non-licensure.
FHU is not required to seek approval from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and can offer 100 percent online programs to residents of Massachusetts.
Internships, externships, and clinical placements are permitted in MA for online and campus-based courses and programs.
For student complaints, contact:
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
The Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) honored Dr. Tony Kirk, Freed-Hardeman University professor emeritus...
Have you received the latest Seasons? This video accompanies the magazine's article and photos about the investiture of President David R. Shannon. https://www.fhu.edu/seasons/videos/investiture-ceremony
President @davidshannonfhu spotted in the library! Also small children in adorable hats. #HopesARC #FHU https://t.co/yQuvvcr1VA