San Marcos, CA
Study in the center of innovation.
Pursue your graduate degree in sunny San Marcos, CA and take advantage of a moderate climate and access to a range of west coast adventures. At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos, CA campus, you will engage in hands-on, innovative learning practice in a central California setting.
Programs offered at USAHS San Marcos:
- Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
- Flex Master of Occupational Therapy (Flex MOT)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
*The MOT Flex program is currently accepting applications in San Marcos CA and Austin TX. Students who submit an application will receive an admission decision after June 2019.
Upcoming start dates:
- Fall Term: Monday, September 9, 2019
- Spring Term: Monday, January 13, 2020
- Summer Term: Monday, May 11, 2020
Join us for a campus tour.
San Marcos campus tours are currently scheduled for most Tuesdays and Fridays beginning at noon PT, 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.
Our San Marcos, CA campus is centrally located in north county, with easy access to San Diego and Orange County. Whether you’re interested in a change of scenery at the beach or on the mountains, you’ll only be an hour away.
Both indoor and outdoor spaces provide a positive learning environment for students. With a range of study spaces and a close-knit community, it’s the perfect place to focus on your graduate study.
Our classrooms are equipped with the most current technology, so courses survey more than the traditional lecture-style format. On campus, students can visit the library or take advantage of tutoring services.
Students who study in San Marcos will sharpen their skills at the new Center for Innovative Clinical Practice (CICP) – a 7,000 square foot 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. With a broad range of physical therapy and occupational therapy classes, the center includes a 16-bed patient ward, a dedicated area for occupational therapy education, two patient assessment rooms for acute care and clinical scenarios, a complex situation room, a 25-seat observation and debriefing room, and a daily living lab.
At each USAHS campus, distinguished faculty and administration are easily accessible and available for mentorship and ongoing support.
Why study with USAHS in San Marcos?
Choose your adventure.
California’s gems are easily accessible – from beaches to the mountains to Disneyland. There are a variety of ways to socialize – through participation in sports leagues, taking a creative class at neighboring Palomar College, or visiting one of the dozen restaurants along Old California Restaurant Row.
Elevate your quality of life.
A year-round moderate climate is a motivator to get outside and enjoy San Marcos’ many parks and trails, community recreation programs, lakes, and beaches.
Make a difference.
You’ll be in good company as San Marcos, one of the fastest growing cities in San Diego County, is home to a growing number of local and regional hospitals and clinics, and prides itself on providing its residents with quality healthcare.