Founded in 1892, by Arthur Taylor Still, MD, DO and consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide, A.T. Still University offers graduate and professional programs in the healthcare fields. Due to the university’s commitment to investing in top notch experienced faculty and state of the art technology, it has garnered a reputation of being one of America’s preeminent centers of excellence in geriatric health, inter-generational healthcare, rural practice methodologies, and applied wellness education. It is the oldest osteopathic institution in the world.
The university prides itself in fostering a learning centered environment dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals via innovative academic programs with a commitment to focusing on whole person healthcare, while staying true to its osteopathic heritage. Continued focus is also a priority in the areas of scholarship, community health, interpersonal education, diversity and underserved populations.
Situated in two campus based locations, Mesa, Arizona, and Kirksville, Missouri, the home of osteopathic medicine, many programs the university provides can be completed 100% online via distance learning, which is a great benefit for non-traditional students. A.T. Still University is one of 26 schools accredited by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
Also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the university offers four levels of program studies: Doctorate-Level Degree programs, Masters-Level Degree programs, Certificate programs, and Residency programs. A.T. Still University is comprised of five schools: Kirksville college of Ostepathic Medicine (KCOM), School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA), Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), School of Health Management (SHM) and the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH).
Some of the more popular distance learning programs the university offers are: Doctor of Health Education (D.H.Sc), Transitional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), Advanced Occupational Therapy (M.S.), Advanced Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.), Health Administration (M.H.A.), Public Health (M.P.H.), and Master of Public Health – Dental Emphasis (M.P.H.). The university also offers a Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency distance learning program that is 100% online.
Total Enrollment is approximately 3,778 students, of which 183 are international students from 14 different countries. The student to faculty ration is 8:1. Tuition rates vary by program and are subject to change. For more detailed inquries, prospective students can contact an online admissions counselor. For most classes, per credit hour rates typically are $415. So a three hour class would cost $1,245 excluding the cost of books and other fees if applicable. Financial aid is available. In fact, 94% of fulltime students are awarded scholarships and financial aid.