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Graduate School with SLP, OT & PT Programs
Study in the friendly city of commerce.
Study in a center of industry, energy, and medical research—and make friends with your welcoming neighbors. One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Dallas, TX is known for its cosmopolitan arts district, international restaurants, and extensive parklands and lakes. A respite from bustling downtown Dallas, but only a few miles away, the USAHS Dallas campus is located in an upscale complex near shopping, the airport, and public transportation. Whether you are looking for physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology schools in Dallas, USAHS has a lot to offer at our health science graduate school.
See a sneak peek of our new Dallas campus, opening in 2023.
Why study with USAHS in Dallas?
Enjoy a little retail therapy.
Satisfy your palate.
Explore neighborhoods and parks.
State-of-the-art on-campus resources
ADL Simulation Lab
Watch health science students in our occupational therapy programs use assistive devices tailored to each scenario as they work with mock patients on daily living skills, such as getting in and out of a bathtub and brushing their teeth.
These anatomy visualization tables display fully segmented 3D human anatomy via a fully interactive touchscreen experience for our OT and PT students. You can see realistic views inside the human body by selecting different planes and cross-sections. You can query structures, save the information inside a USB drive, and study the visualizations in more depth at home.
Our driving simulators are built with actual car parts, including a six-speed transmission and a force-feedback steering wheel. Video monitors play simulations, so the user feels like they’re really driving. OT students in our graduate school use this tool to assess patients’ reaction speeds and visual perception, and to help patients build or rebuild their driving skills.
Double Robotics’ telepresence robot enables a remote healthcare provider to communicate with a patient through a movable robot with an iPad. You can practice remote consultations, such as moving the robot around a hospital bed and angling it to assess the patient’s wound. For the patient, the robot offers a closer analogue to a human presence than does a static screen.
This rehabilitation and exercise machine enables you to gather real-time, objective data on patient movement. Using functional attachments, the BTE measures different types of movement—such as opening a door, steering a car, and playing certain sports. It’s a powerful tool used in health professions for gauging patient progress and assessing how well your interventions are working.
Programs offered at USAHS Dallas
Ashley Bourque Meaux, PhD, CCC-SLP
How to Get to USAHS Dallas
USAHS Dallas is located 5 miles north of Irving, TX.
Our Dallas Campus Address:
5010 Riverside Drive, Suite 120
Irving, TX 75039
Our hours are: 8AM – 8PM Monday – Friday
Our contact phone number is: (800)-241-1027
Parking: Parking is available on the premises. All cars must display the USAHS hanging tag.