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A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations.
To be the preeminent University for health professions
- Leading innovator in health professions education
- Superior students and graduates who exemplify and support the University’s mission
- Osteopathic philosophy demonstrated and integrated
- Pioneering contributions to healthcare education, knowledge, and practice
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Established in 1892 by A.T. Still, DO, the founder of osteopathy, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) began as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine and has evolved into a leading university of health sciences comprised of two colleges and four schools on two campuses and online. Today, ATSU offers master’s degrees across allied health disciplines and doctorates in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, athletic training, audiology, health administration, health education, health sciences, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
A.T. Still University’s Missouri campus is located in Kirksville, a growing community with a rich history in education and osteopathic healthcare. Within easy driving distance of major cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City, Kirksville offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities.
ATSU’s Arizona campus is located in Mesa, the state’s third largest city. This progressive city, adjacent to Phoenix, is a dynamic urban setting with a first-class business environment.
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Arizona’s first dental school, ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), began addressing the nation’s oral healthcare needs in 2003. ATSU-ASDOH students are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare leaders, serving those in need. Students learn through a strong foundation of critical inquiry, evidence-based practice, research, cultural competency, an orientation to prevention, and interdisciplinary healthcare experiences.
Arizona School of Health Sciences
In 1995, ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) began educating compassionate allied healthcare professionals while integrating the tenets of osteopathic medicine and advancing whole person care. With residential and online offerings, ATSU-ASHS’ programs include athletic training, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies.
College of Graduate Health Studies
In 1999, ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) began educating and preparing current and future health professionals for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings. ATSU-CGHS’ goal is to provide comprehensive and relevant health studies instruction through high quality, innovative online education.
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Established in 1892 as the first college of osteopathic medicine, ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) has a rich history of leading comprehensive medical education, research, and healthcare. ATSU-KCOM’s graduates represent a diverse group of osteopathic physicians practicing in every state and several foreign countries.
Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Established in 2013, ATSU’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) offers an innovative curriculum with an emphasis on public health, leadership, and practice. ATSU-MOSDOH addresses the oral healthcare disparities in Missouri and across the nation. In addition to the issues of oral health and skills of dentistry, students learn from and are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare providers.
School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
ATSU’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) was established in 2006 and comprises a team of clinicians, educators, and students who share a passion and commitment for whole person healthcare. Using a unique 1+3 model, ATSU-SOMA partners with community health centers across the United States to place students in clinical settings within their second year of study.
Osteopathic medicine is a unique form of American medical care developed in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, DO. Dissatisfied with 19th century healthcare, Dr. Still founded a philosophy of medicine based on ideas that date back to Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, and which focuses on the unity of the body. Dr. Still pioneered the concept of wellness and identified the musculoskeletal system as a key element of health.
The osteopathic approaches and dimensions of healthcare are interactive unity, structure function, self-healing, and meaning-expectancy.
Osteopathic physicians take a whole person approach to caring for patients. Instead of treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard the body as an integrated whole.
DOs complete the same amount of schooling and meet the same licensing requirements as MDs with an approximate 200 additional hours of training in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Today, osteopathic physicians are one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare providers and are on the cutting-edge of modern medicine, able to combine technology with compassion and their ability to treat patients as a whole.
Notice of nondiscrimination
A.T. Still University (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault (e.g., non-consensual sexual contact/intercourse), stalking, harassment, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by ATSU.
To report violations of ATSU’s nondiscrimination policies, request information, or for assistance filing a police report, contact the following persons:
Employees, members of the public,
Students may contact:
Alternately, discrimination complaints, reports, or questions may be directed to the ATSU Title IX Coordinator:John Gardner
Title IX Coordinator
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
For publications (First Glance, First Look, Still Scholars, Early Decision programs, etc.):
A.T. Still University (ATSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault (e.g., non-consensual sexual contact/intercourse), stalking, harassment, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by ATSU. Any person with questions concerning ATSU’s nondiscrimination policies is directed to contact Lori Haxton, vice president for student affairs (660.626.2236; firstname.lastname@example.org), Donna Brown, assistant vice president of human resources (660.626.2790; email@example.com), or by mail to either office at 800 W. Jefferson St., Kirksville, MO 63501. Any person with questions concerning ATSU's Title IX compliance is directed to contact: John Gardner, Title IX coordinator (660.626.2113; firstname.lastname@example.org), 800 West Jefferson St., Kirksville, MO 63501
Notice of equal opportunity employment
It is University policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, except where sex is a bona fide occupational requirement or where handicap is a bona fide occupational disqualification.