Study in the friendly city of commerce.
Put down roots in Texas’ center for industry, energy, and medical research, and make fast friends with your welcoming neighbors. At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Dallas, TX, you will benefit from a wealth of on-campus resources, and learn to love the Texas way.
Programs to be offered at USAHS Dallas:
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) (Summer 2019)
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (Fall 2019)
- *Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) (Fall 2020)
*Dallas, TX proposed DPT launch Fall 2020 – not currently admitting students. Stay tuned for more information.
Dallas Campus Programmatic Accreditation Status
|The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree (OTD) program at the Dallas, Texas campus has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The programs must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of all prior didactic portions of the program. Students must complete the experiential component of the program within 18 months following completion of the remaining didactic portion of the program.
For more information about the occupational therapy accreditation process, contact the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, 301-652-AOTA or visit www.acoteonline.org.
Complaints about the program that cannot be resolved after following the University’s procedures must be submitted electronically to the ACOTE Chairperson, c/o the AOTA Accreditation Department. The complaint must be submitted as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to [email protected] and must include a signed complaint form, “Complaint Against a Program Subject to ACOTE Accreditation”.
|Note on CAA Accreditation
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years. However, while the SLP program has achieved candidacy status, it is not considered CAA-accredited but will be pursuing accreditation in accordance with the CAA process. In order to be in candidacy status, a program must meet all institutional and programmatic eligibility requirements and must comply with the CAA Standards in a logical sequence over several years. The CAA's decision to award candidacy status is based on the program's submission of a comprehensive development plan and the program's and institution's demonstrated commitment and ability to implement the program fully. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that CAA will grant accreditation.
It is the intent of the USAHS MS-SLP program to comply with Candidacy status requirements and to seek full accreditation.
Currently, Speech-Language Pathology program graduates must hold a degree from a Speech-Language Pathology program that is considered to be in Accreditation Candidate status or fully accredited by the CAA, depending on the state, in order to be eligible to practice as a licensed speech-language pathologist in most states.
|Dallas, TX Developing DPT Program Proposed Launch Fall 2020 – Not Currently Admitting Students
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; [email protected] is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE for its Dallas, TX campus. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2019. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Complaints about the program may be submitted to CAPTE by requesting the Procedures for Handling Complaints about an accredited or developing physical therapy program. This document can be obtained by writing to CAPTE at 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, by calling 703-706-3245, or by visiting www.apta.org.
Enjoy on-campus resources.
Our Dallas campus is centrally located in a well-appointed, upscale complex, near shopping, transportation, and more.
A respite from bustling downtown Dallas, yet only a few miles away, the Dallas campus is within walking distance to the metro light rail station, and a short drive from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
Students who choose to study in Dallas will have access to several classrooms, a well-stocked library, and hands-on lab spaces.
At each USAHS campus, distinguished faculty are available for mentorship and ongoing support.
Why study with USAHS in Dallas?
Enjoy a little retail therapy.
Spend a day in one of Dallas’ many shopping malls – from the impressive Galleria to the West End Marketplace. The city’s also home to the largest farmer’s market in the U.S. – open seven days a week, year-round.
Satisfy your palate.
Did you know that Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City? Whether you’re interested in sampling international fare, or finding your favorite Tex-Mex, Dallas has a restaurant for you.
Choose your outdoor activity.
Dallas neighborhoods are as diverse as its citizens, and there’s motivation to spend time outside around every corner. Hit the trail, jog by the lake, or bike through the arts district.