Founded in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still, A.T. Still University (ATSU) remains a leading university for multidisciplinary healthcare education. As the world’s first osteopathic medical school, ATSU emphasizes an integrated “whole person” approach to healthcare. ATSU offers both residential and online graduate healthcare programs with the goal of preparing students for future leadership, professional distinction, and community outreach.
ATSU offers educational opportunities allowing busy, working adults to pursue their professional goals.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. Phone: (800) 621-7440.
ATSU's Arizona School of Health Sciences offers an online 42-credit-hour transitional program for U.S. licensed occupational therapists who wish to study current issues and procedures in the Occupational Therapy field.
This program is divided into four areas:
Students focus on critical thinking, issues in mental health, legislation, and evidence-based practice.
ATSU's Arizona School of Health Sciences offers a 40-credit-hour master's program for licensed physician assistants. For PAs without a bachelor's degree, a non-bachelor's degree track is available. Candidates choose a concentration in either clinical medicine or education/leadership. Graduates demonstrate competence in their respective specialty area, receiving a strong academic foundation that enhances their ability to practice in varied clinical and administrative settings.
ATSU's School of Health Management offers an online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program that prepares students for leadership in health administration. Graduates enter a fast-growing segment of the U.S. labor market. As the health delivery system expands and the pressure to provide additional services at reduced costs grows, the role of professional administrators is expected to grow. The online MHA is a 15-course, 60- credit-hour program tailored to healthcare leaders and managers. Coursework focuses on leadership, law and ethics, information systems, managerial epidemiology, and human resource management.
ATSU's School of Health Management offers an online Master of Public Health (MPH) program that prepares students for leadership in public health. A 15-course, 60-credit-hour program, students choose electives best fitting their interests in health program planning, health policy, geriatric health, education research, curriculum and instruction, or executive coaching.
General areas of focus are epidemiology, biostatistics, biology, and financial management. A dental MPH track is also available.
ATSU's School of Health Management offers an online Master of Public Health (MPH) program with a Dental emphasis for students working in the dental field who want to learn more about the public health components of dentistry. This program prepares students for careers in dental public health services and administration.
The MPH in Dental is a 60-credit-hour, 15-course program. Students choose electives best fitting their interests in health program planning, health policy, geriatric health, education research, curriculum and instruction, or executive coaching.
A.T. Still University offers this 15-course, 42-quarter-hour Master of Science in Human Movement program which is designed to assist students in the development of comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment, program design, and program adherence.
Graduates of the ATSU Human Movement program will receive the highest quality education in human movement, performance enhancement, and corrective exercise through a flexible distance education format that enables healthcare providers and those practicing human movement, fitness, and wellness to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide leadership in advanced human movement services.
There are three concentration areas to choose from:
ATSU has partnered with the National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM®) in developing the Human Movement (MS) program.
*THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES LICENSURE TO ATTEND*
Doctor of Athletic Training Degree
A.T. Still University is among the first in the nation to offer the prestigious Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) degree online. Graduates develop into academic and clinical leaders who help shape the future of athletic training in clinical and academic settings.
Doctors of Athletic Training are expert administrators, clinicians and educators developing, analyzing and implementing concrete solutions. They advance their expertise in orthopedic rehabilitation, clinical decision-making and professional leadership. These professionals play a key role in enhancing the delivery of athletic healthcare and improving health outcomes for physically active individuals and communities.
ATSU’s online athletic training degree is especially designed for those who seek a doctorate in athletic training and a terminal degree in athletic training, rather than a terminal academic degree (i.e. PhD) in a different area with an athletic training concentration.
The doctorate degree in athletic training through ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) is first to offer organized concentrations in Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Clinical Decision Making, Applied Research and Leadership to cultivate advanced levels of expertise. ATSU’s doctorate degree in athletic training is distinctive. It’s one of only a few post-professional degree programs in athletic training affiliated with a private medical and health professions university and housed within a school of health.
Who is a best fit for this advanced online athletic training degree? The majority of athletic trainers who are elite working professionals. Because they are embedded in a work setting while progressing through the curriculum, students receive a powerful educational benefit. They work with our nationally recognized faculty and create key relationships moving forward. Educators are equipped with the advanced graduate training necessary to effectively teach their own student trainers to succeed. Upon graduation, alumni of ATSU’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program already are 36% closer to obtaining their Doctor of Athletic Training. In a 36-month program, doctorate students actually can graduate 16 months earlier with advanced standing.
With a degree in athletic training, graduates excel in whatever role they choose through:
ATSU’s Doctor of Athletic Training degree is a terminal level degree. Because it is a post-professional degree, it surpasses the level of current, clinical/education focused accreditation standards. While the master’s program at ATSU is accredited, our doctorate is beyond those sets of standards.
Expertise and leadership in sports medicine not only is demonstrated throughout the program curriculum but also by ATSU’s people. Dr. Craig Phelps, ATSU President, was named NBA Physician of the Year prior to accepting his University position. Dr. Eric Sauers, Department Chair of ATSU’s DAT Program, also is Vice President of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
SHM’s doctorate program in health administration prepares students for executive leadership in the field. Graduates earn their health administration degree primarily online and can continue to work in this fast growing segment of the U.S. labor market. The U.S.Department of Labor forecasts that the medical and health segment of the economy will continue to grow, making the Doctor of Health Administration significant for those interested in career advancement and/or a new career in health care management education. This program integrates web-based instruction, directed readings, email, chat room interactions, one residency, and dissertation collaboration between students and faculty.
ATSU's Arizona School of Health Management offers a 70-credit-hour online Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) program that prepares students to better understand and effectively manage complex issues and challenges in professional practice. The DHSc addresses a significant problem in today's struggling healthcare system – the need for well-trained healthcare administrators, educators, clinicians, and researchers. The DHSc provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in project management, decision-making, managing organizational behavior, setting standards, and gaining the competence to apply research to their professional practice. The DHSc requires a one-week residency, held at ATSU's Mesa, AZ, campus.
Develop the skills to become a practitioner-scholar who can translate knowledge into practice. With a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree, students are primed to serve as an agent of change in new and expanding arenas.
Offered through A.T. Still University’s (ATSU)Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), the online Doctor of Occupational Therapy is a post-professional online program designed for those professionals who already hold an entry-level professional degree in occupational therapy. In just two years, students will advance beyond the role of clinician to become leaders who create innovative, community-based health and wellness programs.
Learning online will afford students the opportunity to learn with other occupational therapists, while a flexible curriculum allow students to maintain a balanced work and family life.
A.T. Still University offers this transitional degree program that is designed for the practicing audiologist. The broadly experienced, self-motivated audiologist will receive advanced standing in appropriate areas and follow an individualized course of study, including required courses in areas of deficiencies and chosen electives. Areas of study include procedures for diagnosis and treatment of audiovestibular system disorders, advanced amplification technology, practice development and management, counseling and professionalism.
ATSU's Arizona School of Health Sciences offers an online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for practicing physical therapists who wish to enhance their skills and professional credentials. Program length is 10–22 courses depending on students' current level of education, experience, and skills as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association's “Normative Model of Physical Therapist Professional Education, Version 2000” and an evaluation using an extensive portfolio.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center
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The School of Health Management welcomes out-of-state & international students. The Advanced Physician Assistant program is for U.S. licensed Physician Assistants.
Students must be registered at least part-time to receive financial aid. Please contact an enrollment advisor to discuss Financial Aid requirements.
Courses are automatically scheduled each term based on program of study.
The students are amazing. We tutor each other, study together, and support one another. If someone makes a study guide they email it to thess.