San Marcos, CA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
84%
16%
student ratio
338
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 15
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is designed to develop confident clinicians with the skills to evaluate and improve human function using evidence- and science-based interventions. Occupational therapists empower their clients to improve function by engaging in meaningful "occupations" or daily activities. They work in a variety of in-patient, outpatient, and community settings. Specialty areas include gerontology, mental health, pediatrics, and physical rehabilitation. Master of Occupational Therapy is a first professional degree program open to students who have earned a bachelor's and completed the required prerequisite courses. The university offers both on-campus and online options to fit students' lives and learning styles. In addition to the full-time program on campus, we offer a Flex MOT program that includes access to the same learning resources, but combines online learning with weekend labs, to allow students to maintain their careers while earning their degree. To learn more, please register for one of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences' upcoming virtual information sessions.

Foundational and Clinical Courses Paired With Clinical Experiences

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences' curriculum combines foundational courses like anatomy and physiology with clinical courses like clinical reasoning and biomechanical interventions with two, 12-week fieldwork experiences at a variety of specialized sites to give students real-world professional experiences. The comprehensive curriculum prepares graduates to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) licensure exam, which is necessary to become a practicing occupational therapist. The university operates on a trimester system, which allows accelerated entry into the field, based on the student's learning pace. Most students complete the full-time program in two years. Flex students typically complete the program in four years.

Learn From Innovative, Expert Faculty Focused on Clinical Excellence

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences' faculty members are accomplished leaders with a wealth of both clinical and instructional experience. They are highly skilled practitioners and researchers who have served patients and the profession worldwide. In addition to being active in the field, faculty members also frequently present their research at industry conferences and publish articles in professional journals.

Financing Your Education

Students may qualify for the Federal Student Financial Unsubsidized Direct Loan program. Students may also pursue loans through programs from private lenders. The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers scholarship opportunities to new students enrolling in the entry-level programs. Students may also participate in the university's no-interest or extended payment plans.

About the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is a graduate institution dedicated to training entry-level, transitional, and post-professional students in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and health sciences education. Its mission is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education. In addition to the Master of Occupational Therapy program, the university offers a Master of Health Science Athletic Training, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Health Science. The university has four campuses--San Marcos, California; Miami, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. Each of the campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, collaborative learning areas, wellness centers, a library, and a student lounge. Each of these locations offers a rich student life including a variety of opportunities for recreation, outdoor activities, and community service. University headquarters are located on the San Marcos, California campus.

Accreditation

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001. The university is accredited nationally through the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes this organization as a national accrediting body. All of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Occupational Therapy programs are accredited at the programmatic level by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).


Location & Contact

Master of Occupational Therapy

Graduate Programs
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

700 Windy Point Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
United States

Dr. Anne Hull

Director

Phone: 904-826-0084
Fax: 904-826-0085
Email: ahull@usa.edu

Mrs. Adrianne Jones

Director of Admissions

Phone: 904-826-0084 ext. 1207
Fax: 904-826-0085
Email: ajones@usa.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 112
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline June 15th Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students338
    • Female Percentage84%
    • Male Percentage16%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students338
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student3%


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