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Licensure

The university holds a license/authorization to operate a physical campus in three states, California, Florida and Texas.

Institution’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which is effective January 1, 2010.”

The Bureau for Private, Postsecondary Education approves the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos, California campus. Information regarding the San Marcos programs may be obtained by contacting the Bureau for Private, Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, 916-431-6959 or www.bppe.ca.gov.  As part of the university’s licensure process, a performance fact sheet for the California campus is completed each year.  To see a copy of the most recent performance fact sheet and annual report filed with the Bureau for Private, Postsecondary Education click here.

The Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida, licenses the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to offer its degree programs in Florida. Continuing education courses are not under the purview of the commission for Independent Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399, toll free number 888-224-6684.

The Texas Workforce Commission has granted a Certificate of Approval for operation of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in Austin, Texas. Information about this process or the institution may be obtained at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted a Certificate of Authorization to grant the DPT degree in Texas. Information about this Authorization can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/.

The university is also licensed or otherwise recognized by the following agencies:

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana.  Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years.  Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

The university is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission for its transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Health Science and Doctor of Education degree programs.

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act.  This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to offer field placement components for specific degree programs.  The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs.  Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs.  Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA  98504-3430.

*The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has been issued exemptions and no further action required notices for many states. Please contact us for a complete list.

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