Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences


Susan M. Pepin, Dean

The Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences is the home for many established well respected health-related undergraduate and graduate programs.  A combination of didactic coursework and clinical experience 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, and experiential learning, students learn the clinical, business, legal, and cultural aspects of healthcare.  A variety of additional opportunities are available for students engage beyond typical class and clinical experiences. These include collaborating with faculty to conduct advanced research through the TURC program, the opportunity to study abroad in a variety of formats, and engagement in service to the local community.

Vision

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

Mission

The Oxley College of Health and Natural 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.  

Values

  • 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.

Accreditation

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.

Department of Biological Science

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Programs

Master’s

Doctoral

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Programs

Master’s

Doctoral

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Programs

Master’s

Department of Geosciences

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Programs

Master’s

Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences

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Programs

Master’s

Accelerated Master’s

School of Nursing

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Programs

Master’s

Doctoral

Certificate

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics

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Programs

Master’s

Doctoral

Faculty of Community Medicine

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