Located in the college town of Kirksville, MO and in urban Mesa, AZ, the AT Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) is widely recognized to be a pioneer of osteopathic medicine and a leading institute for the development and education of healthcare sciences. ATSU began in 1892 as the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, founded by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO. Early on, it institutionalized the concept of wellness and cultivated a holistic, integrated approach towards health, which entails the promotion of not just well-being of the body, but of the mind and spirit as well. ATSU is also noted for its excellence in geriatric health, applied wellness, intergenerational healthcare and rural practice methodologies.
Now, four other institutions are in existence under the AT Still University of Health Sciences flagship: the Arizona School of Health Sciences (founded in 1995) in Mesa AZ; the School of Health Management, which is ATSU’s online division; Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health located in the Arizona campus; and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, also in Arizona. ATSU is also the parent institution for the Still National Osteopathic Museum and the National Center for Osteopathic History.
AT Still University of Health Sciences offers graduate and professional degree programs, some of which are offered in a mainstream campus setting, some offered purely online, and some a blend of campus and online sessions. Masters degrees include campus-based Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, and online-based Geriatric Health and Public Health. Doctorate programs include campus-based Audiology and Dental Medicine, and online-based Health Sciences and Health Education. ATSU also offers certificate programs in such areas as Dental Public Health and Health Administration.
AT Still University of Health Sciences offers a highly workable schedule with its year-round enrollment scheme, wherein students may start their graduate program in any of the academic quarters. Apart from this, students may take up their required courses at any quarter. This system provides much needed flexibility that allows ATSU students to retain their full-time jobs and other responsibilities even while furthering their studies. Typically, students are able to earn their masters degree in one and a half years if they take up two classes per quarter.