2019-20 Applicants

University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Residential Program (Choose from 4 campuses)


Choose from 4 different DPT Residential program locations and Start Dates:

* Austin, TX (Start Date: 5/15/2020)

* San Marcos, CA (Start Date: 1/13/2020)

* St. Augustin, FL (Start Date: 1/13/2020 and 9/07/2020)

* Miami, FL (Start Date: 9/07/2020)

If you are interested in applying to the University of St. Augustine flex program, please visit the PTCAS Directory page to review the program's requirements. 

For additional information regarding specific deadlines and start date, please see our PTCAS application after July 3, 2019. 


Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in progress are eligible to apply to our DPT program, as long as the degree is conferred prior to the term start.

Contact Information more...

Enrollment Advisor
Department of Physical Therapy
1 University Blvd
St. Augustine FL, 32086
(800) 241-1027
(800) 241-1027
enroll@usa.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/13/2020 and 05/15/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
None
Additional information about the class profile
When you log in to begin your application, make sure to 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 University of St. Augustine is only one institution, applicants may only have ONE application submitted for evaluation. If you submit more than one, refunds will not be issued by PTCAS.

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.

Important dates:
The program has two application windows for the class beginning January 13, 2020:
1. For the PTCAS 2019-2020 cycle, you can apply for Early Decision with the final deadline of August 15, 2019.
2. For the PTCAS 2020-2021 cycle, you can apply between July 5, 2019 and October 1, 2019.

The program has two application windows for the class beginning January 11, 2021:
1. For the PTCAS 2019-2020 cycle, you can apply between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020
2. For the PTCAS 2020-2021 cycle, you can apply between July 5, 2020 and October 1, 2020.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
65
Anticipated size of next entering class
65
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
73%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
24%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
1%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
2%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
46%
% Female
54%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
17%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian
20%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
1%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
50%
% Two or More Races
4%
% Declining to State
2%

Program Description more...

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

* Hands On Experience: Three clinical internships during the second half of the program deliver critical hands-on experience and patient management skills. These internships require the student’s full-time participation.

* Program Length: Complete your degree in 8 trimesters (2.7 years).

* Pass the NPTE: Our DPT students who graduated in 2014-2015 had over a 98% pass rate.

* 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’s extensive, global 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 physicians so you can be assured your education will be relevant and applicable when you graduate.

* Innovation: The University of St. Augustine 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 four destination cities: St. Augustine, FL, San Diego, CA, Miami, FL, or Austin, TX.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/16/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

If you are interested in applying to the University of St. Augustine Flex DPT (online/weekend) program instead of the residential, please visit the PTCAS Directory page to review the Flex DPT program's requirements. 

Spring (Jan) 2020 Entering Class 

Deadline: Apply through Early Decision or apply by October 1, 2019 

Summer (May) 2020 Entering Class  

Deadline: Apply by November 1, 2019 

Fall (Sept) 2020 Entering Class

Deadline: Apply by December 16, 2019



Important Dates for Spring 2021:

The program has two application windows for the class beginning January 11, 2021:



1. For the PTCAS 2019-2020 cycle, you can apply between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020

2. For the PTCAS 2020-2021 cycle, you can apply for Early Decision or between July 5, 2020 and October 1, 2020.



Applications will continue to be reviewed past the priority deadlines on a space-available basis. Please contact your Enrollment Advisor for more information at enroll@usa.edu.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early Decision will only be for our Spring 2020 term (January 13, 2020 start).

Early decision candidates to the program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the required core sciences and overall required prerequisites. They must also have a minimum of 294/3.5 as GRE scores, however a conferred Master's degree will waive this requirement.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is fully refundable within seven business days of payment. A partial refund of the deposit will be given if a student provides notification to withdraw from the University prior to the start of the trimester courses and after the initial seven-day grace period.
Deposit Refundable?
Yes
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum 3.0 GPA calculated on program prerequisites is preferred; however, the prerequisite core science GPA as well as undergraduate grade trend and cumulative GPA's are also considered.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
2209
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
06/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
150
Analytical writing scaled score
 
3.5
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores over 5 years old will not be permitted. Please use GRE Code 2209 to send your scores through PTCAS.

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 80 volunteer or observation experience hours (volunteer hours, work hours, observation hours, etc.) in a physical therapy setting is required.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
80
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Please do not complete an additional application through our portal or send transcripts to us, unless otherwise directed by your Enrollment Advisor. Only your PTCAS application and supplemental form are required.
Supplemental Requirements
Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose,
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
A total of two (2) references from the following:

* Two licensed physical therapists (preferred) or
* One physical therapist and one faculty member or academic advisor.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
TOEFL is waived for those applicants who completed their undergraduate degree at an English-speaking institution.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
For all prerequisite course work completed five (5) or more years prior to application, you may be required to demonstrate competency through completion of subsequent academic course work, appropriate standardized testing or life experiences. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
Knowledge of human body, structure and function. 1 of 2 courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Knowledge of human body, structure and function. 2 of 2 courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
General or Upper Level Biology Must be Human Based Biology; knowledge of human body, structure and function. Exercise Physiology can be substituted for one course. 1 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology / Biological Science
General or Upper Level Biology Must be Human Based Biology; knowledge of human body, structure and function. Exercise Physiology can be substituted for one course. 2 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry
General or Upper Level Chemistry. 1 of 2 Required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
General or Upper Level Chemistry. 2 of 2 Required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Human Growth and Development over Lifespan
Human or lifespan development course that includes physical and psycho-social development from birth through end of life. Not Acceptable: Classes that are solely based on psychological/mental, or solely based on motor control.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
Medical Terminology
Not Acceptable: Certifications or non-credit classes, or CEUs. Must have transcript showing a minimum of 1 semester credit/1.5 quarter credits in Medical Terminology. Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1
QH: 1.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics
General or Upper Level Physics Biomechanics or Anatomical Kinesiology can be substituted for one course. 1 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physics
General or Upper Level Physics Biomechanics or Anatomical Kinesiology can be substituted for one course. 2 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Social/Behavioral Science
Any combination of Psychology, Sociology, Sociocultural/Socioeconomic, Anthropology, Human Behavior and Development, Public Health, Humanities (must show human relationships), Ethnicity or Gender Studies courses can be used toward this requirement. 1 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Any combination of Psychology, Sociology, Sociocultural/Socioeconomic, Anthropology, Human Behavior and Development, Public Health, Humanities (must show human relationships), Ethnicity or Gender Studies courses can be used toward this requirement. 2 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any