Clinical Excellence Through Graduate Education

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The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), graduate health sciences education is all we do. USAHS is the largest school of physical therapy and occupational therapy in the United States—and we offer other degrees aimed at helping our students become the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. 

Founded in 1979, we have campuses in San Marcos, CA; 
St. Augustine, FL; Austin, TX; Miami, FL; and Dallas, TX.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, graduate nursing, speech-language pathology, education, health administration 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 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001,

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Choose from these in-demand graduate programs:

Some of our programs offer accelerated options, while others offer Residential (weekday-focused) and Flex (weekend-focused) tracks.

We’re flexible.

Why You’ll Love USAHS?

We’re Innovators.

At USAHS, we pride ourselves on our innovative methodologies, including blended learning, clinical simulation, EdTech tools, and interprofessional collaboration.

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.

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

Is financial aid available?

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

When can I start?

USAHS offers three start dates each year in Spring, Summer, and Fall for most programs.

College of Rehabilitative Sciences

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy 
    (DPT – Residential & Flex) 

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD – Residential & Flex) 

  • Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT – Residential & Flex) 

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) 

  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) 

  • Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ppOTD)

College of Health Sciences

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) 

  • Master of Health Science (MHS) 

  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)

School of Nursing

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), including FNP 

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), including FNP

  • Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates


*Based on total DPT, MOT and OTD degrees conferred, as reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data is captured by IPEDS through interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Can I earn my degree online?