Apr 12, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

The Oxley College of Health Sciences

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.


To be recognized as a global leader in academic excellence, health care professional preparation, and health-related research


The Oxley College of Health Sciences prepares current and future health professionals to recognize and address complex problems across diverse populations, using interprofessional evidence-based approaches while advancing scientific knowledge and serving the health-related needs of the community.  


  • Advocacy - support health related and social justice issues locally, regionally, and nationally 
  • Cultural humility - demonstrate ongoing self-reflection to better understand cultural differences
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity - ensure all persons have fair, equitable, and appropriate opportunities and resources
  • Ethical Practice - demonstrate moral conduct and behavior, competence, and skills appropriate for the profession and professional standards
  • Human Dignity - show respect for each person and the person’s individuality
  • Scholarship - promote scientific literacy to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge, integration of existing knowledge, and the application of interprofessional and evidence-based practice.


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.