The University of St. Augustine for Health Services, in the words of its mission statement, develops “professional health care practitioners through innovative, individualized and quality classroom, clinical and distance education.”
The graduate institution emphasizes health science education using an online learning component along with classroom instruction. In addition to their St. Augustine location, USA has campuses in San Marcos, Calif., and Austin, Texas. Stanley Paris, who is the school’s founder, began the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences in Georgia. In 1991, the Institute moved to St. Augustine, gained a new name and continued expanding offerings in the field of rehabilitation. USA has entry level, transitional and post-profession students involved in the health sciences fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedic assistant and health sciences education.