Austin, TX Campus
Study in the capital of creativity.
Study in the Lone Star state, alongside Texas’ creative community, and explore miles of natural beauty. At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, TX, you will be a part of groundbreaking research, and learn to love the city U.S. News ranked #1 Best Places to Live.
Programs offered at USAHS Austin:
- Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Upcoming start dates:
- Summer Term: Monday, May 13, 2019
- Fall Term: Monday, September 9, 2019
Join us for a campus tour.
Austin campus tours are currently scheduled for most Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at noon CT, and are approximately one hour. We look forward to sharing our campus with you. Please complete the form below to register for a scheduled tour date.
Enjoy on-campus resources.
Nestled among wildflower gardens, our Austin campus is situated a short drive from downtown Austin, and the sprawling Texas hill country. Designed to meet the needs of each student, the three-building Austin campus includes quiet study spaces and wired classrooms.
Our classrooms are both traditional, for lecture-style learning, and innovative, with the Hi-Lo treatment tables and equipment students need to practice their skills. Students are able to use the cadaver lab to study anatomy within their first two terms on campus.
Our two main buildings house the library, with a computer lab, group study rooms, faculty and staff offices, and a range of materials – from massage tables to models of the human body – that can be checked out by students. The third building is the home of the wellness center – a fully-outfitted gym – and a physical therapy clinic. Many students chose to volunteer and participate in clinical internships at the clinic.
We’re a green campus and encourage recycling, carpooling, biking and other environment-friendly initiatives. USAHS also promotes a school-life balance, and hosts host several free wellness events for students throughout the year – including yoga, massage therapy, and sessions with therapy dogs. Need some study fuel? Our student market stocks a variety of fresh meals and beverages, all available for self-checkout.
Attached to the wellness center is USAHS’ innovative body-weight support and fall protection system, SafeGait 360° Balance and Mobility Trainer®. One of the first of its kind, the device was developed by physical therapy and occupational therapy experts, and works to mitigate the risk of injury from falls, protecting both the patient and therapist. Students will have the opportunity to use this tool to support research, and help provide new treatment options for patients.
Students who study in Austin will sharpen their skills at the Center for Innovative Clinical Practice (CICP) – a teaching laboratory with state-of-the-art medical tools. Through simulation education, students experience realistic situations in immersive settings, build confidence and critical thinking skills, and become better prepared for clinical careers.
At each USAHS campus, distinguished faculty and administration are easily accessible and available for mentorship and ongoing support.
Why study with USAHS in Austin?
Live in the live music capital.
Catch a wide range of live music any night of the week – at larger venues like Austin City Limits, or local hot spots like The Continental Club.
Strike a big-city, small-town charm balance.
Enjoy all of the amenities and job prospects of a big city, with the charm of a small Texas town. Local businesses and Fortune 500 company headquarters coexist to provide residents with diverse opportunities.
Appreciate the abundance of natural beauty.
Austin’s landscape is vast and beautiful, and its lakes, swimming holes, green spaces, and more are all within a few minutes of downtown. Its residents are active and take advantage of the many free events and outdoor activities throughout the year – at Zilker Park, Barton Creek Greenbelt, and beyond. Don’t forget to bring your best friend – Austin is very pet-friendly!
Uncover your surroundings.
Austin is within short driving distance from other day-trip worthy destinations. Dripping Springs has several distilleries and breweries, Fredericksburg is the home of Texas’ wine country, and you will not want to miss historic San Antonio’s River Walk.
Many area businesses, from grocery stores to local movie theatre Alamo Drafthouse, offer student discounts.
Where should you live?
The Austin campus is located in a nice residential area – just 20 minutes from downtown. We encourage students to live near campus, avoid traffic, and take advantage of bike trails. There are several affordable housing options within ten miles of campus, whether you are looking to live alone, or with your family or roommates.