A T Still University of Health Sciences


A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) maintains a campus in Kirksville, Missouri, and a campus in Mesa, Arizona, while offering 29 degree programs at the doctorate and master degree-level, and through various certificate programs. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools, ATSU is known for its comprehensive health education and health research.

There are six main colleges in which students may earn their degrees and/or certificates:

  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine—Missouri campus
  • Arizona School of Health Sciences—Arizona campus
  • School of Health Management—exclusively an online school, Missouri campus
  • Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health—Arizona campus
  • Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health—Missouri campus
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine—Arizona campus

The university offers nine online programs which include doctorate-level degree programs, and master-level degree programs. Students can earn three types of doctorate degrees including the Doctor of Health Education, Transitional Doctor of Audiology, and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy. The Doctor of Health Education program is geared toward healthcare and wellness professionals interested in advancing their career. The Transitional Doctor of Audiology degree is designed for practical audiologists looking to hone their skills. Students use web pages, slide shows, chat rooms and other web-based resources in this one-to-two-year program. The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program is intended for practicing physical therapists seeking ways to enhance their knowledge as well as their credentials. This program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

ASTU also offers master-level degree programs in the following fields of study: advanced occupational therapy, advanced physician assistant studies, geriatric health, health education, and public health. The masters program for advanced occupational therapy is geared toward practicing occupational therapists seeking career advancement. It is a two-year program that focuses on strengthening academic foundations, enhancing analytical skills, and improving clinical reasoning. The advanced physician assistant studies program is designed for healthcare professionals interested in enhancing their clinical knowledge as well as their academic status. This program offers concentrations in either clinical medicine, or education and leadership. The geriatric health master degree program focuses primarily on the needs of growing demographics. This program is geared toward healthcare administrators, clinicians, and educators. The health administration program is designed for individuals seeking careers in facility management or administration. The program provides comprehensive knowledge and understanding of information systems, human relationships, finance, and leadership skills. The health education master degree program is a 14-course program designed for current or future health educators seeking knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing effective programs and course offerings. The program uses tutorials, and includes a four-day residency. In addition, the public health program prepares students for leadership roles in public health, offering concentrations in planning, policy, or environmental health.

The Kirksville, Missouri campus maintains all online programs through the School of Health Management and also maintains the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine which offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, as well as a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree.

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Students who would like to apply and enroll in one of the university’s nine online programs should contact the institution directly. Prospective students must download an application for admission form found at their website and submit it to the school.

Each program has specific requirements. Check the university website for requirements prior to applying.

Financial Aid

ATSU offers financial aid to qualifying online students. All students are required to fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

For a financial aid checklist, detailed descriptions of all aid available as well as steps for completing the financial aid process, visit the school’s website.


Athletic programs are not offered at the university.

Additional School Information

Various online programs are offered for working professionals to assist them with earning a variety of advanced allied health degrees. Online programs are extremely flexible, allowing students to complete their assignments on their own time within a designated time period.

Online technical support and customer service, academic advising, financial aid assistance, and an online library are additional services provided by the University.

The university is also the parent institution to the National Osteopathic Museum, located in Kirksville, Missouri. This museum is dedicated to the history of osteopathic medicine, as well as the legacy of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still and the osteopathic field.

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