May 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Student Catalog/Handbook (Summer Update, Effective May 1, 2022) 
    
2021-2022 Student Catalog/Handbook (Summer Update, Effective May 1, 2022)

2021–2022 Catalog/Handbook Addenda


As of September 1, 2021 

09/08/2021

  • Corrected the course description for PHT 5780 

09/10/2021

Spring Update to Catalog, Effective January 1, 2022

Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance  

  • The required tuition deposit is temporarily reduced to $100 for all incoming students and remains in effect for Spring term.
  • Changes to the tuition cost per trimester are effective for Spring term.
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF): Beginning with the Spring 2022 term, USAHS will collect the STRF fee from students attending the San Marcos, California, campus as well as from those students enrolled in Flex or MS-SLP programs in other states and whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged. This one-time, nonrefundable fee is pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.

Refund Policy    

  • Tuition Refund Policy for MOT, OTD, DPT, MS-SLP Programs: Refunds of deposits or tuition due to cancellation or withdrawal may now occur within the first seven days of instruction. (Formerly within the first seven days of the tuition deposit.)
  • Notice of Cancellation for PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs: Notice of cancellation and refund may occur within the first week of instruction. (Formerly within one week of signing the Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment.)
  • Notice of Cancellation for Flex MOT, Flex OTD, Flex DPT, and MS-SLP Programs for Iowa Residents Enrolled prior to July 1, 2021: Notice of cancellation and refund may occur within the first week of instruction. (Formerly within one week of signing the Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment.)
  • Notice of Cancellation for PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs for Iowa Residents Enrolled prior to July 1, 2021: Notice of cancellation and refund may occur within the first week of instruction. (Formerly within one week of signing the Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment.)
  • Notice of Cancellation for Flex MOT, Flex OTD, Flex DPT, and MS-SLP Programs for Iowa Residents Enrolled on or after July 1, 2021: Notice of cancellation and refund may occur within the first 14 days of instruction. (Formerly within the first 14 days of signing the Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment.)
  • Notice of Cancellation for PPOTD, tDPT, MHA, MHS, EdD, MSN, DNP, and Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs for Iowa Residents Enrolled on or after July 1, 2021: Notice of cancellation and refund may occur within the first 14 days of instruction. (Formerly within the first 14 days of signing the Enrollment Agreement and making an initial payment.)

Veteran’s Benefits  

  • The OTD, Flex OTD, DPT, and MS-SLP programs on the Dallas, Texas, campus are now approved for veteran’s benefits.

MOT Programs  / Flex MOT Programs  

  • Program learning outcomes are revised. 

OTD Programs  / Flex OTD Programs  

  • Program learning outcomes are revised. 

Flex OTD Curriculum  

  • The Flex OTD program is now offered in an 11-term curriculum for all students. However, the University will continue to provide instructional and academic support services to students enrolled in the Dallas Flex OTD program who choose to remain in the 12-trimester curriculum  instead of transitioning to the updated 11-trimester curriculum  (effective January 1, 2022). The University will provide reasonable time for enrolled students to complete their program of study in accordance with its Leave of Absence (LOA), Withdrawal, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Continuous Enrollment, and other applicable academic policies.

MHA Program    

MHS Program  

  • The MHS program is undergoing a curriculum review and is not currently enrolling new students.

Privacy Policy  

  • USAHS departments will formally communicate with students using the USAHS email address.

Complaints Policy   

  • The following states have updated the contact information to file a complaint: Florida, District of Columbia, Michigan, and Utah.

MSN, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Role Specialty   

  • This new specialization is now offered to students enrolled in the MSN program.

Nursing, MSN, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care Role Specialty  

  • This new specialization is now offered to students enrolled in the MSN program.

MSN-FNP Curriculum  / DNP-FNP Curriculum  

  • The Family Nurse Practitioner role specialties will now have one intensive in the NUR 7570  course (formerly one intensive in NUR 7575 and one intensive in NUR 7580).

01/11/2022

The Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP)  is revised. Students must reenroll for the program each term along with other requirements. 

The Parking  policies for each campus is revised. Most notably, there is now a lottery for single vehicle badges for students at the Miami campus, and students must park on the designated floors within 10 minutes of entering the garage. Overnight parking is not allowed at any campus. 

Summer Update to Catalog, Effective May 1, 2022

Physical Therapy, tDPT (Bachelor’s Level)  and Physical Therapy, tDPT (Master’s Level)  

  • The tDPT programs are not currently enrolling new students.

Domestic International Foreign Educated Students  

  • The TESOL requirement is waived for entry into the MOT, OTD, and PPOTD programs for foreign trained and educated students who are licensed in the United States.  

MSN Program  and DNP Program  

  • Practicum courses could require travel or temporary relocation.

Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance  

  • The required tuition deposit is temporarily reduced to $100 for all incoming students and remains in effect for Summer 2022 term.
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF): Beginning with the Spring 2022 term, USAHS collects the STRF fee from students attending the San Marcos, California, campus as well as from those students enrolled in Flex or MS-SLP programs in other states and whose local address on record is located in California at the time tuition is first charged. This one-time, nonrefundable fee is pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120 and has increased for new students enrolled in the Summer 2022 term.  

Refund Policy  

  • The $100 deposit is retained as a matriculation fee should a student withdraw at any time before or after the withdrawal date. 

Transcripts  

  • California students are excluded from having transcripts withheld due to outstanding financial obligation.  

Accreditations and Approvals  and Complaints Policy  

  • Contact information is updated for all agencies.

Copyright Policy  

  • Willful infringement can result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment and significant fines.

EDF 7455 - Special Topics in Professional Practice , NUR 7455 - Special Topics in Professional Nursing Practice , and EDF 7013 - Practical Application of Online Teaching  

  • New courses available in Summer 2022 term. 

Grading System    

Revisions clarify how the Incomplete grade (I) is assigned and add the In-Progress grade (IP); additional revisions effective during Spring Term 2022 also include further clarifying the grades of IP and NG and adding the NR, WA, CP, and CW grades.