Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

  • May 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (PDT)

STATUS: No known cases on any USAHS campus.

  • All instruction remains virtual through July 5. Residential students will return to campus on July 6, 2020. 
  • All events are cancelled until further notice.

Check the USA.EDU page for detailed information.

USAHS Doctor of Physical Therapy program alumna, Dr. Cameron Brown is the Physical Therapy Coordinator at Center for Developing Kids, a private outpatient pediatrics clinic in Pasadena, CA. She helps provide intervention for various diagnoses and disorders to improve pediatric clients’ functional abilities and promoting overall health, wellness, and fitness.

When the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the nation, similar to many other healthcare businesses, the Center was forced to take its therapy services to a telehealth setting. The shift created many challenges, including the inability to use the wide array of equipment available at the clinic. But, Dr. Brown said this experience has allowed herself and fellow therapists to better communicate and get feedback from parents and caregivers.

Dr. Brown gives us a glimpse at the rewards and struggles in the healthcare provider community brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

 

Congratulations to the Spring graduates in the Class of 2020! We look forward to celebrating with you when Spring Commencement is rescheduled. Until then, a special message from faculty and staff.

 

April is National Occupational Therapy Month. As we celebrate the OT profession and its vital role in health care, Occupational Therapists are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with valuable tips and advice to people and families, with an emphasis on self-care in times of stress. They are using telehealth to continue to provide their services in creative and engaging ways. Faculty members from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) OT programs celebrate OT month by sharing their professional guidance to help our mental and physical health for those of us in social isolation and those of us working in stressful conditions as the essential workforce. READ MORE

Occupational therapy students often say they are drawn to the career because OTs make such a tremendous impact in the lives of their patients. That’s the case for Sarah Brooks. “I’m very passionate about recognizing the dignity in every person, and I really saw that when I observed an OT working with a client during a shadowing experience,” she said.

It is no surprise that Brooks decided to pursue a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Austin campus. She wasn’t expecting to lead other first-year OT students in tackling a real-life challenge that presented itself on campus, but her commitment and dedication to the profession guided the way. READ MORE

Faculty from the Austin campus discuss the Pediatrics Mock Clinic and how it makes a difference in local families' lives.

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Extension granted from AHA for CPR certification. For providers whose cards have expired due to inability to complete training during the COVID-19 outbreak, the AHA will allow the Instructor to provide remediation during update courses. For a copy of the form click here: https://cpr.heart.org/-/media/cpr-files/resources/covid-19-resources-for-cpr-training/covid19-statement_card-extensions_update-33120.pdf?hash=A501F4F5FDFA2B9A98E0000C64F14716BDF722DD&la=en