Clinical Excellence Through Graduate Education
September 1, 2020–August 30, 2021
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The 2020–2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) Catalog/Handbook is the primary resource for academic information, including official curricular requirements and university policies. Students who are admitted for, and enrolled during, the 2020–2021 academic year are subject to the degree requirements described in this USAHS Catalog/Handbook. Further, the Catalog/Handbook is not a contract. The University reserves the right to make changes to the Catalog/Handbook at any time. The Catalog/Handbook can be found on the USAHS website, www.usa.edu, under the Admissions & Aid tab.
Each student should carefully read the current issue of the Catalog/Handbook. Students acknowledge receipt of the Catalog/Handbook as part of their enrollment agreement.
Message from the President
Welcome to the 2020–2021 University Catalog and Handbook, which outlines the University’s admission requirements, academic policies, and educational programs.
The University’s greatest strength is its singular focus on health sciences education. Maintaining this focus throughout its history has enabled the University to build a culture dedicated to best practices in health care education, supporting wellness across the lifespan, advocating for professionalism in all health science disciplines, and advancing innovative practices.
The University’s success is due not only to its focus on health sciences education but also to its philosophy of students first and curricula reflective of the most current healthcare practices. The University is unwavering in its search for the most effective tools to educate healthcare professionals and its commitment to employing innovative strategies to meet the needs of its students and diverse patients. As we anticipate changes to the healthcare and education landscapes, the University continues to act judiciously to empower faculty and staff to identify future trends and immediately reflect these advances in our educational approach.
The University’s commitment to excellence in healthcare education for all qualified students began with its founding and is strengthened by its vision to be the leading graduate health sciences university in the country. The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences graduates outstanding healthcare professionals who are leaders in their communities and renowned in their disciplines. As we work together toward these achievements, the University welcomes all students, faculty, and staff to a successful 2020–2021 academic year.
Vivian A. Sanchez
Chief Executive Officer and Interim President
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is owned by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, LLC, which is owned by University of St. Augustine Acquisition Corporation. The University of St. Augustine Acquisition Corporation is affiliated with Altas Partners, LP. USAHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (e.g., cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other school-administered programs.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (aka, the “University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences”; the “University of St. Augustine”; the “University”; “USAHS”; “USA”) is a private, post-secondary university approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in California, licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education in Florida, and granted a Certificate of Authorization to offer various programs by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Students will be notified of changes to the catalog.