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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
CAPTE Accredited

Available start dates: 5/09/2022 and 9/06/2022*

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

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.

Candidates with a bachelor's degree in progress are eligible to apply to our Residential DPT program, as long as the degree is conferred prior to the term start. Candidates with a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply to our Flex DPT program. Earn your DPT degree while you work! Our hybrid learning model combines online classes with on-campus, weekend labs giving you the flexibility you need to become a physical therapist without re-locating.

Program Description


  • 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). 


  • 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:; or website: 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. Crossen-Sills at 904-770-3556 x1256 or 

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When you log in to begin your application, pay attention to the modality (Flex or residential) and start date. You'll be selecting your campus choice 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.

While you are on these CAS directory pages you will notice that it is broken up by each of our campuses. On the PTCAS application page you will see pages for either the DPT or the Flex DPT programs we offer. You will then specify what campus you prefer in the custom question section. 

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 2023: 
The program has two application windows for the class beginning January 9, 2023:
1. For the PTCAS 2021-2022 cycle, you can apply between January 1, 2022 and May 15, 2022
2. For the PTCAS 2022-2023 cycle, you can apply between July 5, 2022 and October 1, 2022.
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