Robin Ploeger, Dean
The Oxley College of Health Sciences is the newest college at The University of Tulsa. It is the home for many well-established health-related undergraduate and graduate programs formerly offered by The Collins College of Business and The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, and is the home for several new academic programs which are now in the planning process. A combination of didactic coursework and clinical experiences in a wide variety of settings prepares graduates to take their place within the healthcare system in Tulsa and throughout the United States. Through unique opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions, students will learn the business, legal, and cultural aspects of healthcare. Additional opportunities for students include involvement in faculty research through the TURC program and experiential learning in the local community and around the world.
The Oxley College of Health Sciences will play a leadership role in improving health at the local, national and global levels through the efforts of our students, faculty, staff, graduates and strategic partnerships. In doing so, the Oxley College of Health Sciences will contribute to the value of the student experience at The University of Tulsa and the advancement of both the University and the Tulsa region.
The mission of the Oxley College of Health Sciences fully embraces and incorporates the mission of The University of Tulsa and asserts that students will be able to think critically, write and speak clearly, behave ethically, accept leadership responsibilities, develop an appetite for lifelong learning, and succeed in their professional careers.
The Master of Athletic Training Professional Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and coursework is designed to prepare students for national athletic training certification through the Board of Certification (BOC) Inc.
The Master of Science program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) programs are approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The D.N.P. program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The D.N.P. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) programs are accredited by the ACEN. The D.N.P. Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222. S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL, 60068-4001, 847-692-7137. The School of Nursing is a member of the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to sit for national board certification in their respective field of study after accreditation is granted by the ACEN.