University of St Augustine for Health Sciences
DPT Physical Therapy Program
Institute of Physical Therapy
1 University Boulevard
St Augustine, FL 32086-5783
Phone:(760) 591-3012, ext. 401
Director: Wanda Nitsch, PT, PhD, MTC
The University of St Augustine Department of Physical Therapy , St Augustine, offers a CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. USA has campus locations in St. Augustine, FL, San Marcos, CA and Austin, TX.
The St Augustine DPT program takes 7 trimesters, or 2 years and 4 months, to complete 126 units. Your clinical internships are taken in trimester 4 and 6. In the final semester you can choose elective subjects that can set you up for more specialized areas.
The DPT program will cost you $13285 per trimester or $92995 for the entirety of the program. Don’t forget about the additional University fees and text books that are estimated to be around $1300 a trimester.
In 2012, US News rated the St Augustine DPT at #121 in the best physical therapy school rankings list.
Facts about the University of St Augustine Physical Therapy Program:
- 96% NPTE pass rate
- 100% employment rate
- The faculty to student ratio is 1:18.
- Class size 32
Student Life at The University of St Augustine:
St Augustine is located on Florida’s north east coast and is the nation’s oldest city. Known for its historic sites, you can spend weeks exploring many attractions such as the see the Fort Castillo de San Marcos or take in the Spanish architecture and impressive churches. There are also many recreational activities to keep you occupied including surfing, snorkelling, fishing, boating, cycling, golf and kayaking to name but a few. If that’s not enough then take some time to look through the unique galleries, restaurants, malls, antique shops and other attraction available. St. Augustine is 40 miles from Jacksonville or Daytona and 100 miles north of Orlando.
The University of St Augustine is a private institution that focuses on health science education. They strive to provide a hands-on approach to professional development so students are skilled and empathetic care providers. The curriculum is integrated with other health professions, such as Occupational Therapy, to enable you to build rapport and develop an understanding for other health professionals and their roles. This is a key component to successful health care teams in clinical settings.
There is no on campus accommodation available to students.