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Reasons to Work and Live in San Marcos

Our San Marcos campus is centrally located with easy access to San Diego and Orange County. The year-round moderate climate is a motivator to get outside and enjoy San Marcos’ many parks and trails, community recreation programs, lakes, and beaches.

Indoor and outdoor spaces provide a positive learning environment for students and working environment for faculty members. Out classrooms are equipped with the most current technology, so courses survey more than the traditional lecture-style format.

Faculty who teach on the San Marcos campus will have access to the new Center for Innovative Clinical Practice (CICP) – a 7,000 square foot teaching laboratory with state-of-the-art medical tools. Through simulation education, students experience realistic situations in immersive settings, build confidence and critical thinking skills, and become better prepared for clinical careers. With a broad range of physical therapy and occupational therapy classes, this center includes a 16-bed patient ward, a dedicate area for occupational therapy education, two patient assessment rooms for acute care and clinical scenarios, a complex situation room, a 25-seat observation and debriefing room, and a daily living lab.

Work in the center of innovation

Join a team that is truly making a difference

Come work in sunny San Marcos, CA and take advantage of a moderate climate and access to a range of west coast adventures. At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos, CA campus, we incorporate modern simulation technology in physical therapy and occupational therapy programs with the Center for Innovative Clinical Practice (CICP). It’s an immersive learning laboratory that also mimics a variety of clinical spaces and home settings.

Meet some of our distinguished faculty

Here’s what faculty & staff have to say...

It's been a wonderful experience working as an instructor in the Occupational Therapy program at the Austin, TX campus. All of the other faculty members and program director have been very supportive - they're always supportive, always collaborative, always helping me develop my teaching skills. We're constantly looking at ways to provide great current evidence based practice and research in the curriculum which has been a great experience for our students.


Karen Leyva, PT, DPT, OCS

Contributing Faculty, Physical
& Occupational Therapy


It has been a dream come true to work for the University of St. Augustine. I am proud to work for a preeminent university in the health sciences. What makes my job even more amazing is the fact that my work mates have become like a second family to me. Therefore, coming to work affords me the opportunity to work for a leading university and with people who support and care for me. Coming to work every day is a joy!


Juan Saldana

MHS Enrollment Advisor


Having been a physical therapist for over 20 years, it was an easy transition into teaching where I get to teach and show my passion for the career, watching students evolve from PTs and OTs in the classrom into practicing interns makes me feel good about the evolution and progression of our profession. I appreciate the University's core value of "student first" which is something that's always been important to me.


Lesley Addison Khan-Farooqi,

Professor, MOT/OTD Program


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