Is a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Worth It? If you’re dreaming about helping patients restore their mobility and quality of life, and you’re exploring what it would take to become a physical therapist, you may be wondering, “Is a degree in physical therapy worth it?” The answer to this question depends, of course, on your personal career goals. Some people choose to become physical therapist assistants because only a two-year associate degree is required. It’s true that pursuing a doctorate takes time and effort; however, there are countless advantages to earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. To that end, let’s look at some of the factors that make a Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree the best first step on an exceptional career Read more
Accreditation is a voluntary activity that validates the quality of the university and its programs. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university or program. Prospective students can be assured that an institution or program that meets the rigors of accreditation practices with the highest standards.
Institutional Accreditation (Regional Accreditation)
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001, www.wascsenior.org.
The University achieved regional accreditation through the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in 2014 and reaffirmation of accreditation in 2019. Copies of the reaffirmation letter and team report are available here:
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402
Alameda, CA 94501
Please visit our program pages for information on programmatic accreditation.
College of Rehabilitative Sciences
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master of Occupational Therapy
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
- Clinical Orthopaedic Residency
- Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship
School of Nursing