Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, along with several program accreditation.
Year-round enrollment with 4 ten-week quarters
Only graduate courses or above from accredited university will be transferred with a minimum grade of 'B' and the course(s) should be passed within last 7 years.
Missouri - Mo (Kirksville) | Arizona - AZ (Mesa)
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A.T Still University is the oldest institution for osteopathic education, founded in 1892.
MasterOnline Masters Degree Programs
- Advanced Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
- Advanced Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.)
- Health Administration (M.H.A.)
- Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Public Health - Dental Emphasis (M.P.H.)
- Human Movement (M.S.) (Blended)
DoctorateOnline Doctorate Degree Programs
- Doctor of Health Education (D.H.Ed.)
- Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) (Blended)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Transitional Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
- Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
MasterMasters Degree Programs
- Athletic Training (M.S.)
- Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)
- Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
- Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.)
DoctorateDoctorate Degree Programs
- Audiology (Au.D.)
- Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
- Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
- Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
- School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
- Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
- School of Health Management (SHM)
- Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
- Founded in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still
- Private, non-profit University
- ATSU is world's oldest osteopathic institution (founded in 1892)
- Student/Faculty Ratio of 8:1 for individualized attention
- Hand-on experience is encouraged
- Recognized internationally
- Accredited Institute (HLC/NCA)
- Financial Aid assistance
- Career Services including Job placement services
- Caters International Students (177 students from more than 11 countries)
- Housing options at both campuses
- A.T. Still Memorial Library at both campuses and online
- Online writing center assists students
- ATSU has partnership with National Center for American Indian Health Professions (NCAIHP)
- 54 Student Organizations
- University's average cumulative GPA is 3.3
- 94% of the full-time students receive financial aid and scholarships
- A.T. Still has a Research Institute with a Researchers Magazine
- University has its own Museum of Osteopathic Medicine having artifacts, photographs, documents, and books that traced backed to the history of the osteopathic work
- Online Education
- On campus Education
- Blended (online and on-campus both)
- Part-time (45% of total students)
- Full-time (55% of total students)
- Ranked America's Best Graduate School by U.S. News and World report in 2008
- Ranked 20th in Hispanic Business Magazine’s Best Medical Schools for Hispanics
- Received 2008 President’s Honor Roll Recognition
- Arizona’s first dental school - Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
- First 100% online Doctor of Health Education (D.H.Ed.) program with integrated dissertation
- Nation’s first Master of Geriatric Health (MGH) program
- First dental public health (MPH) program offered 100% online
- First dental public health certificate for dental medicine students
- Individual Counseling
- Couple Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Virtual classroom 24/7
- Academic advisement
- Financial aid advisement
- Technical support
- Payment services
- Faculty services
- Counseling Services
- Online Library
- 100% online programs with no campus requirement
- Online book store
- 97% of online students said they would like to recommend ATSU to others
Still University holds on to the dedication of producing competent professionals. It strives to serve as learning-centered institution. It also puts focus on osteopathic heritage, person healthcare, community health, diversity, inter-professional education and underserved populations.
About founder of A.T Still University:
Born on August 6, 1928, Andrew Taylor Still decided to become a physician in 1853. During that era it was a common practice to get training by studying medical books and having a practical experience by working with a professional. However, there are no records that when and where Andrew Taylor Still took his training.
A.T Still worked as a civil war doctor and returned from the civil war in 1864. In the same year owing to the epidemic of spinal meningitis 3 of the children of A.T Still died. He also faced the gloom of losing his wife due to complications related to childbirth. His second wife also died of pneumonia. These incidents and his unpleasant experiences as a civil war doctor urged him to find out new ways and better methods in order to cope up with the diseases.
Facing challenges and formation of school:
When A.T Still presented his theories and ideas to others, he was badly abhorred. In this quest he was also regarded as sacrilegious. Still moved to North Kirksville in order to spread his ideas and at that place his ideas were finally accepted. His system of treatment of diseases was named as osteopathy in 1885.
He was persuaded to make an educational institution when there were enough people willing to learn his methods. So, in order to serve the purpose, a school named as American School of Osteopathy (ASO) was founded in 1892.
Foundation of A.T Still University:
The institution got the status of university in 1892. Many people enjoyed the gratitude of being the presidents of A.T Still University. On 1st July 2012, Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84, FAOASM held the seat as 11th president of A.T Still University.
Continuing Medical Education (CME):
The A.T Still University holds on to the concept of continuing medical education (CME). The goals of this concept are enhancing the understanding for practicing professionals of health care, Skills refinement and knowledge growth. Continuing medical education (CME) is meant to assist and encourage the professionals of healthcare to fulfill the goals of CME. A.T Still University strives to provide exceptional services in CME. The institution offers a number of programs regarding continuing medical education and it is accredited by American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
The A.T Still University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS):
ASHS is one of the campuses of A.T Still University. ASHS provides a family atmosphere with low student strength in each class. Small class size is likely to foster good communication between students and teachers.
AT ASHS technology is integrated with practical education and classrooms. The students are provided with the facility of wireless internet through which the students can get access to the educational material and they can also communicate with faculty, staff and administration.
Some of the full-time faculty members at ASHS are also working in their respective fields. The faculty members are committed to teach current principles and techniques to the students.
The institution is approved by The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH):
The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) holds the mission of becoming leader in educating lifelong community responsive dentists. ASDOH also strives to achieve the mission of promoting the delivery of enhanced patient care and transfer of skill, technology and newly acquired knowledge.
The students at ASDOH are encouraged to provide community-minded services of healthcare. ASDOH expects its graduates to be the leaders in community and other organizations.
Following are some of the features of dental program offered at ASDOH.
- Innovative curriculum
- State-of-art facility.
- Simulation technology
- Needs focused
- Leadership training.
The institution is accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation.
School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA):
In order to cater the health needs of society, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) shows commitment to the purpose of producing excellent physicians of osteopathy.
School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) is committed to following values.
- Learning centeredness.
SOMA also strives to achieve certain goals regarding teaching, service and research.
School of Health Management (SHM):
The School of Health Management (SHM) is dedicated to the mission of producing leaders in the profession of health care who encourage socially responsible policies and practices.
The School of Health Management (SHM) shows probity to pursue the mission of A.T Still University.
SHM provides support for certain positive commitments to Students, Faculty, Program Staff, Community, Excellence and integrity.
Quick Facts about the University:
Following are some of the important facts and figures about the A.T Still University.
A.T Still University is the oldest institution for osteopathic education, founded in 1892.
- A.T Still University possesses 2 campus locations i.e. Kirksville, Mo and Mesa, Ariz.
- The Kirksville’s Population is 17,139.
- The Mesa’s Population is 452,933.
Size of Campuses:
- Size of Kirksville Campus is 150 acres.
- Size of Mesa Campus is 59 acres.
- Enrollment for fall 2011 = 3,287
- For fall 2011, percentage of full-time enrolled students = 56%.
- For fall 2011, percentage of part-time enrolled students = 44%.
- Percentage of full-time female students = 29%
- Percentage of full-time male students = 28%
- Percentage of part-time female students = 28%
- Percentage of part-time male students = 15%.
Race / Ethnicity (based on the % of full time enrollment):
- Percentage of Non-Resident Alien = 0.005 %
- Percentage of Hispanic/Latino = 5 %
- Percentage of American Indian or Alaska Native = 1%
- Percentage of Asian =14 %
- Percentage of Black or African American = 5 %
- Percentage of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander = 0.005 %
- Percentage of White = 65 %
- Percentage of Two or More Races = 2 %
- Percentage of Race/Ethnicity Unknown = 8 %.
Student faculty ratio:
- The A.T Still University holds a student-faculty ratio of 9:1.
- The A.T still University holds a Male/female ratio of 1, 421/1,866.
- Federal Financial Aid
- Veterans Educational Benefits
- Federal Work-Study Programs
- Scholarships and Awards
- Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
- Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
- Short-term and Emergency Loans
- Federal Perkins Loan