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Why University of St. Augustine for your Graduate Degree?

The University of St. Augustine offers two options for students pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Students can choose the traditional campus experience at one of our campuses in San Marcos CA, St. Augustine FL, Miami FL, and Austin TX, or they can opt for our Flex option which allows them to complete coursework online, from home, with weekend labs on campus.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. 

Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). USAHS is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network.

About the University

1To qualify for the MHA tuition reduction, a candidate must complete all application requirements for the MHA and be accepted to the program. This tuition reduction is applied for the life of the program as long as the student remains in good academic standing and completes the minimum academic credits per term. This discount may not be combined with other university awards. 2Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program

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Common Questions

USAHS is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Program accreditations include: CAPTE, ACOTE, and IACET.

We’re accredited.

We’re Innovators.

Our hands-on tools and unique learning opportunities, including The Center for Innovative Clinical Practice, will prepare you for success.

We’re leaders.

Our world-class faculty members enrich your on and offline learning experience with their wide range of professional, academic, clinical, and research experience.

Can I earn my degree online?

Some degrees can be earned online, while others offer on-campus and blended learning options through any of our destination campuses.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid and scholarships are available. Ask an enrollment advisor for details after completing the above form.

When can I start?

We have three start dates each year, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs (DPT)

– choose from residential or flex (weekends and online) options

Full-Time DPT

We offer the DPT as a first professional degree to candidates who have completed a bachelor's degree and the required prerequisite courses. The full-time DPT program takes 8 trimesters. The DPT degree prepares you for the national licensure exam necessary to practice Physical Therapy.

Flex DPT

Our Flex distance program is ideal for those who are working full-time. The Flex DPT program takes 12 trimesters.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.
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