A.T. Still University

A.T. Still University

A.T. Still University is a private non-for-profit that is home to the first college of osteopathic medicine, Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine established in 1892. It has attained world recognition for being a prominent and multidisciplinary educator of health care professionals. It maintains the historical mission of providing education to students to enable them to become competent professionals in the health care field who consistently develop and demonstrate integrity, ability, and compassion while contributing to the advancement of the values and standards of osteopathy. It is dedicated to intellectual investigation that foresees and tackles the health care needs of today’s society. The university encourages its students to become leaders who help improve the health and wellness of the surrounding communities. A.T. Still University enrolls nearly 3,500 students and the U.S. News and World Report recently ranked it as one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

A.T. Still University offers degrees at the master and doctoral level, as well as graduate certificates. Its academic programs focus on educating the whole person and the university is invested in employing experienced faculty members to provide superior education. It provides a learning environment that continuously challenges students as well as faculty members to promote a lifestyle that focuses on whole person health care. It strives to meet this goal through education, wellness training, problem-based learning, co-curricular activities, psychology and nutrition.

A.T. Still University offers various online courses to enable busy adults to pursue graduate education. The online courses are varied in structure and are created to meet the specific requirements of students. Online courses are delivered via the Blackboard Learning Management System. The degree programs range from as little as 40 credit hours to more than 90 credit hours depending on the needs of students. The programs include advanced physician assistant, family and emergency medicine, advanced occupational therapy, geriatric health, health administration, public health, human movement, health education, transitional physical therapy, and transitional audiology.


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools accredits A.T. Still University.

Schools Of Education

Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine: the world’s first institute specializing in osteopathic education. Its mission is to provide education to aspiring osteopathic physicians and other related health care professionals to maintain and improve osteopathic standards, values, and practice. It offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Biomedical Sciences.

School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona: strives to prepare highly qualified and excellent osteopathic physicians to serve the health care needs of various individuals.

The school values innovation, integrity, collaborative learning, teamwork, relationships, compassion, and the whole person. It offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

School of Health Management: committed to providing comprehensive and relevant education to prepare students to pursue careers in management positions in the health care field. Offers online programs in public health, health education, health administration, and public health-dental concentration.

Arizona School of Health Sciences: dedicated to providing quality education and preparing students to lead rewarding careers in the multifaceted health care field. The programs focus on a team approach to enable students to understand the necessity of collaboration. Offers programs in athletic training, occupational therapy, audiology, physical therapy, physician assistant, and orthopedic residency.

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health: first dental school in the state of Arizona. Its mission is to educate students to become competent and caring dentists who provide leadership to communities and meet dental needs. Offers a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine/Master of Public Health dual degree, and certificate in orthodontics.

Scholarships Offered

A.T. Still University offers several scholarships through the Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine including the Still-Bright Scholarship, Lola and Elmer Orth Award, Alamo Hospital Award, Maxwell D. Warner Scholarship, Preferred Merchants’ Scholarship, KCOM Institute of Rural Health Forgivable Loan, Michael J. Scott Scholarship, George Rea Memorial Scholarship, James Adams, D.O., Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Florence Alice Covey Memorial Scholarship, Ester Woolf Davidson, D.O., Award, Dr. and Mrs. Walter H. Siehl and Family Scholarship, and Bucky Walter “Living Tribute” Scholarship. The university also accepts scholarships from various outside sources such as USA Fund Access to Education Scholarships and Indian Health Service Scholarship Program.

Financing Options

A.T. Still University participates in various federal financial aid programs including Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, and Federal Work Study. The university also offers tuition payment plans for a one-time service fees.

Schools Of Education

A.T. Still University grants credit for previous coursework completed at another accredited post-secondary institution. Individual schools of education have certain requirements for courses. For example, the Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine only grants credits for courses completed with a grade of a B or better. Students are responsible for making sure official transcripts and course descriptions are submitted to the Office of Admissions.