Programs of Study

Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Missouri

ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) is the founding school of osteopathic medicine, established in 1892 on the Kirksville, Mo., campus. The medical curriculum includes two years of integrated clinical and basic sciences knowledge didactic course work and two years of clinical application through rotations. The Complete DOctor, a course specific to KCOM, incorporates early clinical experiences with didactic study in physical exam skills, cultural diversity, communication skills, spirituality in medicine, medical law, and ethics. Students study in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest technology including human patient simulators, and portable ultrasound technology.
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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Arizona

Established in 2007, ATSU’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) uses an innovative medical school curriculum involving one year of didactic course work on ATSU’s Mesa, Ariz., campus and an additional three years of class work and clinical experience at one of SOMA’s 11 community campuses. The program is highly learning-centered, using the clinical presentation education model as the basis for its approach to medical education. Osteopathic principles and practices are incorporated into every course, providing distinct training in the value of the healing touch in whole patient care.
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Dentistry & Oral Health

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Arizona

ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is Arizona’s (ASDOH) first dental school and offers students an experience-rich learning environment where health professionals approach patient health as part of an interdisciplinary team. ASDOH’s innovative dental program is a four-year curriculum where students spend the first two years studying health sciences, completing clerkships in general dentistry, and performing dental simulation. In the third and fourth years, students refine skills in the campus clinic and practice in community-based health centers.
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Certificate in Orthodontics

ASDOH’s advanced education program in orthodontics is a 30-month plan of study leading to a certificate in orthodontics. Through biological and clinical sciences education, the program is designed to prepare students to treat a wide range of orthodontic problems, including cranio-facial anomalies such as cleft lip and cleft palate as well as orthognathic and orthodontic problems.
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Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Missouri

Established in 2013, ATSU’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health offers an innovative four-year curriculum with a strong component of public health, leadership, and practice. During the first two years, students focus on health sciences, clerkships in general dentistry, and dental simulation exercises. In the third and fourth years, students participate and practice in community-based health centers in St. Louis and around the Midwest. In addition to the issues of oral health and skills of dentistry, students are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare providers.
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Health sciences

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS)

The Athletic Training program offered at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences is a two-year post-professional degree designed to prepare certified athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice, research, and scholarship to enhance the quality of care, optimize outcomes, and improve population health. The curriculum emphasizes academic rigor, clinical practice, and hands-on research experience. Faculty and staff work closely with students to develop the professional attitudes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for optimum patient care.
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Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training Certificate

ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences offers a Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training Certificate for practicing athletic trainers and athletic training educators that is designed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of patient care they provide. The curriculum provides advanced instruction in evidence-based practice, clinical outcomes assessments, clinical informatics and technology, and epidemiology. The online certificate is ideal for working professionals and can be used to fulfill continuing education requirements.
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Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

The Audiology program at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences is a four-year program designed to prepare professionals in the development, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the audiovestibular system, as well as the evaluation, rehabilitation, and psychology of hearing and balance impairment. The program incorporates basic science with clinical education, clinical rotations, and computer-based education. The curriculum includes three years of didactic and laboratory course work and clinical experiences in addition to a 12-month, full-time externship.
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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MS)

The Biomedical Sciences program at ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine provides individuals aspiring for a career in health sciences an opportunity to prepare for professional studies in the areas of medicine, research, and education. The two-year residential program combines didactic core course work with electives and unique, individualized research projects to create an integrated approach to biomedical sciences education. Additionally, graduates will have the skills they need to make an impact on the discovery and treatment of disease as future physicians, academicians, and researchers.
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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS)

The Occupational Therapy program at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences provides students with skills and knowledge to help individuals achieve functional outcomes and promote the health of anyone limited by physical injury or illness, cognitive impairment, psychological dysfunction, mental illness, or learning disability. The 28-month residential program offers a strong foundation of critical inquiry applied to the practice, education, and administration of healthcare and focuses on evidence-based practice and a holistic treatment approach.
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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD-E entry-level)

ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is a 36-month, full-time residential program. Graduates of this program will be prepared to practice in traditional settings as well as trained for innovative and visionary practice to meet society’s occupational needs. Students are trained in occupation-based, theory-driven and evidence-informed practice, providing the foundation to work with individuals, groups and populations and prepare for leadership, activism and advocacy with program development as a focus area of study.
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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences offers an entry-level, three-year Physical Therapy program for college graduates who wish to become physical therapists. The program, provided on the Mesa, Ariz., campus, requires full-time class attendance and supervised clinical internships. The comprehensive curriculum includes pharmacology, radiology, evidence-based practice, wellness, and gender healthcare. Faculty and staff work closely with students to help them develop the professional attitudes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for optimum patient care.
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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences is designed for practicing physical therapists wanting to enhance their knowledge and professional credentials. The program offers many courses including, but not limited to, differential diagnosis, radiology, evidence-based practice, and pharmacology. Program length is based on a student’s experience, skill level, and standardized professional assessment, and all course work is completed 100 percent online.
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Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

The post-professional Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences elevates a student’s clinical skills and knowledge from a general practitioner to that of a clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. Residents receive nearly 75 hours of didactic instruction and at least 150 hours of clinical mentoring. The didactic curriculum includes online course work, case studies, and weekend continuing education courses. Residents participate in biweekly personal video conversations with ATSU faculty, discussing curriculum topics and applying the curriculum to patient cases.
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Certificate in Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency

The Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency program at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences offers a post-professional curriculum designed to elevate the clinical skills and knowledge from a general practitioner to that of a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. The program accommodates full-time working professionals who see patients in an out-patient clinical setting. The 12-month program is delivered in eight learning modules, and curriculum delivery is blended with online resources, directed learning activities, clinical mentoring, and laboratory practical course work.
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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences offers a 26-month, residential Physician Assistant Studies program that includes didactic and clinical course work for students aspiring to become physician assistants. Physician assistant students are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. During the clinical component of the program, students attend clinical rotations in several disciplines of medicine. Students are supervised by clinical preceptors and continue to advance their clinical knowledge by working directly with patients and various healthcare professionals.
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Master of Science in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

The Advanced Physician Assistant Studies program at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences is designed for practicing physician assistants who are interested in enhancing their clinical knowledge and academic status while continuing to work in their respective fields. The didactic portion of the program is completed 100 percent online, and students may choose a concentration in clinical medicine or education and leadership. Graduation attendance on the Mesa, Ariz., campus is required.
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Health Studies (online)

Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT)

The Doctor of Athletic Training program at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences is one of the first programs of its kind. Students work with nationally renowned faculty members to build knowledge and skills for effectively analyzing, developing, and implementing practical solutions to improve the delivery of athletic healthcare. Concentrations include clinical decision-making, orthopedic rehabilitation, leadership, and applied research.
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Doctor of Health Administration (DHA)

ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies offers a doctorate program in health administration for professionals who are interested in advancing their careers and education. The online program is committed to healthcare management, executive leadership, and education that emphasize patient-centered care.
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Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc)

The Doctor of Health Sciences degree at ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies offers an advanced level of study for individuals interested in transitioning into senior healthcare management or a university setting. This online program prepares graduates to effectively manage ongoing challenges of access, cost, and quality in healthcare and skillfully analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate proposed solutions to these challenges. Additionally, students have the opportunity to focus on one of three concentration areas: global health, leadership and organizational behavior, or fundamentals of education. A one-week, residential course in Arizona is required.
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  • Global Health Certificate

    The Doctor of Health Sciences program offers an online, postgraduate certificate in global health. The purpose of this certificate is to provide additional, specialized knowledge; advance critical thinking; and promote theory application in the area of global health. Identification, exploration, and analysis of current international health issues will be explored in relation to their impact on policy development, population health, and application of ethical principles. This certificate may be used for career advancement in global health positions in leadership and academia.
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  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior Certificate

    The Doctor of Health Sciences program offers an online, postgraduate certificate in leadership and organizational behavior. The purpose of this certificate is to provide additional, specialized knowledge; advance critical thinking; and promote theory application in the area of healthcare administration. The curriculum focuses on understanding leadership theory through real-world application and includes analysis of leadership and organizational behavior principles and policy development. This certificate may be used for career advancement in leadership positions in public or private healthcare organizations or academic institutions.
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  • Fundamentals of Education Certificate

    The Doctor of Health Sciences program offers an online, postgraduate certificate in fundamentals of education. The purpose of this certificate is to provide additional, specialized knowledge; advance critical thinking; and promote theory application in the area of postsecondary education. The curriculum emphasizes studying the components of designing, developing, and managing courses using the latest theory and techniques of teaching and learning. This certificate may be used for career advancement and preparation of health professionals for roles in academia or healthcare education.
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Doctor of Education in Health Professions (EdD)

The Doctor of Education in Health Professions (EdD) program at A.T. Still University (ATSU) focuses specifically on developing health professions educators. Unique in its class, this online program involves practical experience-based teaching rather than research-based teaching. This prestigious health professions degree is designed for practicing clinicians, healthcare educators, leaders, and directors who desire to pursue their passion to teach.
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Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

The Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology program is a tailored degree program configured around the unique needs of each practicing professional, offering flexibility and a full team of support. This program design offers the most personally relevant and rewarding route for current practitioners to pursue the AuD degree, making a difference in their future, the future of their patients, and the future of the profession of audiology. The post-professional program curriculum is fully online and is customized to each student’s individual learning needs and interests as a practitioner.
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Master of Health Administration (MHA)

The Master of Health Administration program at ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies provides the core skills of business management in the context of the healthcare environment while preparing students for leadership in the field. The online program allows students to specialize in one of four concentration areas: leadership, health policy, health program planning, or community health outreach. Additionally, students attend two face-to-face residential learning institutes located on the Kirksville, Mo., or Mesa, Ariz., campus.
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Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSK)

The Master of Science in Kinesiology program at ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies is designed for fitness, health, and wellness professionals to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide leadership in advanced human movement services. The online program also provides students the opportunity to focus on one of five concentration areas, including: sports conditioning, geriatric exercise science, exercise and sports psychology, corrective exercise and orthopedic rehabilitation, and adaptive sports. A one-week residency held on the Mesa, Ariz. campus is required.
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Master of Public Health (MPH)

ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies offers a master of public health degree designed to prepare students for leadership in advancing public health, promoting individual and community health and wellness, and addressing health disparities locally, nationally, and globally. All didactic course work is completed 100 percent online and integrates web-based instruction, directed readings, email, and chat room interactions among students and faculty.
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  • Master of Public Health – Dental Emphasis (MPH)

    Within the Master of Public Health program at ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies, students can choose a dental emphasis track that is designed for dental health professionals interested in a career in dental public health and administration. The program prepares students to work in community health centers, institutes of higher education, non-profit organizations, and local, state, and national government. All class work is completed 100 percent online and integrates web-based instruction, directed readings, email, and chat room interactions among students and faculty.
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