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Why USAHS for your Graduate Degree?

Masters and Doctoral Programs Available

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; Dallas, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

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USAHS is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

We're accredited.*

We’re flexible.

We’re at the forefront of creating educational experiences suited to your needs. In face-to-face settings, you’ll experience small class sizes. Blended learning with online components allow you to work on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

We’re innovators.

You’ll work in dynamic settings, using hands-on tools and have access to unique learning opportunities, including our Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice,  which will prepare you to be a successful clinician.

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.

Are you ready for a purpose driven career?

Earn a Degree in Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are in high demand—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts at 24% from 2016-2024, which is much faster than average.

This is a career that matters. Occupational therapists have a big impact on people’s lives, helping clients of all ages overcome physical, developmental, emotional and/or social deficits. You’re improving people’s lives.

So whether you’re seeking to earn your Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) or a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), with full time campus as well as Flex options available, USAHS has a program that fits into your life and your schedule.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Learn to employ science-driven and evidence-based interventions that promote increased quality of life for people of all ages. As a graduate with a MOT, you will contribute to both your profession and to society through competence, ethical standards, and professionalism. You’ll be able to complete your program in two years.

Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The OTD program is designed for students with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree who want to become licensed occupational therapists.  It’s an advanced degree with a capstone experiential project, OTD enables expanded career paths including research leadership, theory, program development, and emerging practice areas. Finish 117 credits over 8 trimesters (2 years and 8 months) to earn your OTD.

FLEX MOT and OTD Programs

Online courses and alternating weekend on-campus labs give working adults, and those with family responsibilities, flexible scheduling. You can earn your MOT degree in three years or your OTD in four years. It’s the same degree as the residential program.

*To learn more about our programmatic accreditation click here .