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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - San Marcos, CA Enrollment
700 Windy Point Drive San Marcos CA 92069 United States
Phone+1 800.241.1027
Private
CAPTE Accredited

Available start dates: 1/09/2023*, 5/08/2023 and 9/05/2023*

We offer a doctorate in physical therapy in two modalities. Our DPT & Flex DPT programs allow you to choose which track fits your schedule & lifestyle best! We offer 3 start dates for our DPT program and 2 start dates* for our Flex DPT program at our San Marcos campus. 

For additional information regarding specific deadlines and start date, please see our PTCAS application after June 15, 2022. 

Candidates with a bachelor's degree in-progress are eligible to apply to our DPT & Flex DPT programs, as long as the degree is conferred prior to the term start.

Applicants can apply with a bachelor's degree in-progress. All degrees must be conferred prior to term start.

Program Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Hands On Experience: Three clinical experiences during the second half of the program deliver critical hands-on experience and patient management skills. These experiences require the student's full-time participation.
  • Program Length*: Complete your degree in 8 trimesters (2.7 years) for the DPT program or 12 trimesters (4 years) in our Flex DPT program.
  • Accreditation**: The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 
     

WHY USAHS?

  • Largest PT school in America: The DPT program offers students the opportunity to tap into USAHS' extensive network of DPT alumni and clinicians.
  • Start Soon: Start at the time of year that best suits your schedule. We offer starts in January, May and September.
  • Expert Faculty: Our faculty are experts in their field. Most are practicing clinicians so you can be assured your education will be relevant and applicable when you graduate.
  • Innovation: USAHS is committed to continually disrupting physical therapy education with ground-breaking tools like the SafeGait 360 and our Simulation Laboratories.
  • Interprofessional Education: You'll have the opportunity to learn with students from other health care professions, such as occupational therapy and speech language pathology.
  • Destination Cities: Choose a campus from one of five destination cities:  San Marcos, CA - St. Augustine, FL - Miami, FL - Austin, TX - Dallas, TX.

 

* The program is designed to be completed in this amount of time; however, the time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress, credits transferred, and other factors.

** The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Austin, Texas are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),  3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245;, email: accreditation@apta.org; or website: www.capteonline.org. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs are not subject to accreditation by CAPTE. If needing to contact the program/institution directly specifically about accreditation, please call or email Dr. Jackie Crossen-Sills at 904-770-3556 x1256 or jcrossensills@usa.edu.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
None
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Some candidates may be required to interview per admissions committee requests.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$100
Deposit Refundable?
Yes
Additional Information about Refunds
Deposit is fully refundable within seven days of payment.  
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Additional information about rolling deposits
Deposits are due 21 days after an offer of admittance has been made. 
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
65
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
65
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
86%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
12%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
1%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
1%
Sex
% Male
61%
% Female 
39%
% Declining to State
0%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
19%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian
26%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
1%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
30%
% Two or More Races 
1%
% Declining to State 
19%
Additional information about the class profile
When you login to begin your application, pay attention to the modality (Flex or Residential) and start date. You'll be selecting your primary and secondary campus choices under custom questions. We advise you to not fill out multiple applications. As USAHS is only one institution, applicants may only have ONE application total submitted for evaluation (regardless of program or modality). If you submit more than one, refunds will not be issued.

As we have limited seats available, we encourage applicants to apply early and not wait until the designated deadline date to submit. However, Admissions will continue to accept applications past the designated deadlines as long as there are spaces available within the cohort across all campuses. 

*Please note: Your application is not sent to Admissions automatically or directly, so be prepared to schedule a review with the corresponding Enrollment Advisor for your primary campus of choice once your application becomes verified. Your designated advisor will review to make sure you have all requirements and give feedback for areas of improvement, if any. Our enrollment team cannot see or review your application until it is in a verified state. Please allow 6-8 weeks from the date of your verification for contact by an Enrollment Advisor.

Important Dates for Spring 2024:

The program has two application windows for the class beginning January 2024:
1. For the PTCAS 2022-2023 cycle, you can apply between June 15, 2022 and June 1, 2023
2. For the PTCAS 2023-2024 cycle, you can apply between June 15, 2023 and August 15, 2023
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No