San Marcos, California

Study in the center of innovation.

Graduate School with OT & PT Programs

Pursue your graduate degree in physical therapy or occupational therapy in sunny San Marcos, California, and take advantage of a range of West Coast adventures: the beach, mountains, and metropolitan centers like nearby San Diego and L.A. One of the fastest-growing cities in San Diego County, San Marcos is home to several hospitals and clinics and a great place to launch your career.

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Student Life in San Marcos

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Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice

Students in our physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology programs practice using state-of-the-art technology in our Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice. Located on all USAHS campuses, our CICPs are immersive learning laboratories that mimic a variety of clinical spaces and home settings.

ADL Simulation Lab

Watch 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.

3D Printers

Our 3D printers enable you to design and build customized assistive technology for patients. Using technology and your own inspiration, you can create orthotics, prosthetics, and other devices that could make a patient’s sports life or daily life a little bit easier. You can even work with patients to create individualized devices.

Anatomage Tables

These anatomy visualization tables display fully segmented 3D human anatomy via a fully interactive touchscreen experience. 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.

Why study with USAHS in San Marcos?

Choose your adventure.

Choose your adventure.

Attending college in San Marcos gives you access to Southern California’s gems—beaches, mountains, vineyards, and big-city arts and culture. San Marcos boasts more than 72 miles of trails, a year-round moderate climate, and nearby parks like Double Peak Park, Discovery Lake, and Lakeview Park. The scenic Twin Oaks Golf Course is just a four-minute drive away. Farther afield, there’s camping, skiing, and snowboarding! You can do it all while studying at our University in San Marcos.

Elevate your quality of life.

Elevate your quality of life.

USAHS San Marcos is made for the grad student lifestyle. USAHS is just one of several colleges in the area, making San Marcos a fun college town. Plus, just seven minutes from campus, you and your classmates can take a study break at a restaurant or pub along Old California Restaurant Row. In the newly developed North City, shopping, entertainment, and dining are designed for grad students and undergraduates on the go. Grab a cup of coffee or a quick bite to eat.

Make a difference.

Make a difference.

You’ll be in good company as a future healthcare provider. San Marcos is a center for healthcare, with a health sciences campus and local facilities where a graduate student has the opportunity to work with patients during their fieldwork and clinical experiences. You’ll have a chance to network with prospective employers here and in nearby San Diego and L.A.

Programs Offered at USAHS San Marcos

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Residential & Flex

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Residential & Flex

Become an occupational therapy practitioner with your master’s in OT. Help people of all ages overcome physical and cognitive barriers and improve their quality of life. We offer the MOT program in two formats: Residential and Flex.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Residential

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Residential

Our entry-level doctoral program follows the same curriculum as the MOT, plus two additional trimesters focused on expanded roles in the profession. You will gain research experience by completing a capstone project on a topic of your choice.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Residential & Flex

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Residential & Flex

The DPT is the entry-level degree in physical therapy. Under the guidance of our expert faculty, you’ll get ready for clinical practice with a wide range of patients across a variety of settings. You’ll also prepare for advanced roles in research and practice leadership.

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How to Get to USAHS San Marcos

University of St. Augustine San Marcos is located on the corner of W Borden Rd and Windy Point Drive, 36 miles north of San Diego.

Our San Marcos Campus Address: 

700 Windy Point Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Parking: All students complete a parking registration form at registration. You must have a University parking decal or hanging tag, and it must be visible at all times. Any students who are parked in unapproved spots in the parking lot will be issued a parking citation of $50.00 by the University.

Housing Options

San Marcos has a wide variety of housing options available to suit any price point and set of amenities. Please see our latest list of accommodations here.

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Campus Director


Julie Gonick

Campus Details

Campus/Facilities Hours:

Regular Schedule: 7 am – 10 pm

Academic Term Breaks: 8 am – 5 pm

Phone Number:

(800) 241-1027