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A. T. Still University

Region: Missouri Country: USA

'Home of the world first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892, A.T. Still University is recognized around the world. A renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator, ATSU instills in students the knowledge, integrity, compassion, and hands-on experience needed to address the needs of the whole person. A.T. Still University provides graduate and professional school programs in healthcare fields at campuses in Kirksville, Missouri, and Mesa, Arizona. Its schools include the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Health Management, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, the Arizona School of Health Sciences, and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

A.T. Still University investment in experienced faculty and state-of-the-art technology contribute to its reputation as one of the best multidisciplinary healthcare educators in the nation. Specifically, ATSU is recognized as one of America preeminent centers of excellence in geriatric health, intergenerational healthcare, rural practice methodologies, and applied wellness education. The University provides an environment in which students and faculty are continually challenged to cultivate a lifestyle of whole person healthcare through education, wellness training, nutrition, psychology, problem-based learning, and co-curricular activities.

In addition, ATSU facilitates a strong research environment through the A.T. Still Research Institute, which features a premier team of specialists and researchers. The University also is the parent institution for the Still National Osteopathic Museum and the National Center for Osteopathic History.

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations.

A.T. Still University comprises two osteopathic medical schools, a school of dentistry and oral health, a school of health sciences, and a school of health management. A second school of dentistry and oral health is scheduled to open in 2013.

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine deals exclusively with training Osteopathic doctors. The KCOM curriculum includes four years of study.The first two years focus on the basic and clinical sciences including osteopathic theory and methods, in an academic setting at the Kirksville campus. The third and fourth year clinical rotation experience is completed at sites in one of the rotation regions. These regions include Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah. The campus features a human patient simulation lab, study rooms for standardized patient encounters, classrooms, and labs. It also houses the Gutensohn Clinic, the Still National Osteopathic Museum, the A.T. Still Memorial Library, the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center, and the A.T. Still Research Institute.

School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona - The School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona deals exclusively with training Osteopathic doctors. The campus operates in a portion of an existing 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) building on the 22-acre (8.9 ha) campus of A.T. Still University in Mesa. The Campus is the anchor of the Arizona Health & Technology Park, a 132-acre (53.4 ha) education, healthcare, and technology triangle owned by ATSU and Vanguard Health Systems. The master plan for the new park includes hospitals, long-term care facilities, professional offices, and product development research facilities

School of Health Management - The School of Health Management was founded in 1999 on the Kirksville Campus. This school trains individuals in health education, public health, and the business side of healthcare.

Arizona School of Health Sciences - Arizona School of Health Sciences was founded in 1995, and was the first school to occupy ATSU second campus in Mesa, Arizona. The school deals with health sciences ranging from audiology, physical therapy, and PA studies.

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health - The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Arizona's first dental school, was added to the Mesa Campus in 2003. This school deals with training in the dental medicine sciences.

Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health - It was announced on February 17, 2011 that a branch campus of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health will be added to the Kirksville A.T. Still campus.However at an October 2011 meeting the A.T. Still University Board of Directors voted to instead operate the new Kirksville dental school as a separate entity. Construction of a two-story, 61,000 square foot building adjacent to the A.T.S.U. Kirksville campus will begin in Spring 2012, with an initial class of forty to fifty students expected to begin classes in the fall of 2013.

A. T. Still University Degree Programs :


  • Master Degree
  • Athletic Training (M.S.)
  • Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)
  • Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
  • Human Movement (M.S.)
  • Advanced Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Audiology (Au.D.)
  • DO
  • Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Doctor of Health Education (D.H.Ed.)
  • Transitional Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)


  • Doctorate/PhD
  • DMD

Allied Health Science

  • Master Degree
  • Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.)
  • Advanced Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.)
  • Health Administration (M.H.A.)
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.)

Public Health

  • Master Degree
  • Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Public Health - Dental Emphasis (M.P.H.)

Video Presentation

Osteopathic State of Mind - KCOM

This was the "Welcome to Kirksville" video for the Class of 2014 at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Starring Andy Anderson, Lauren Fletcher, Tori Logan, and Zeke Anderson. Edited by Aaron and Patrick Frey and Michael Musso

Contact Details

800 W Jefferson St. Kirksville 63501-1497 Missouri

1 (660) 626 2121

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