The Oxley College of Health Sciences was initiated in 2015, bringing together programs in the School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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 college is housed in the Oxley Health Sciences Facility in downtown Tulsa. The college has 50,000 square feet in a building that was completely renovated in 2015. The space includes offices for college administrators, staff, and faculty, six high tech classrooms, a computer classroom, student lounge, the Lawson Family Simulation Center, skills labs for the athletic training, exercise & sports science, and nursing programs, a research lab, and the Hurricane Health multi-disciplinary clinic. Academic programs within The University Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences include undergraduate programs in Nursing, Speech Pathology, Exercise and Sports Science, as well as master’s level programs in Speech Pathology and Athletic Training, a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and a certificate in Health Care Delivery Sciences. In spring/summer 2020, all OCHS graduate students who took their respective certification/licensure exams achieved a 100% pass rate; this includes students who graduated in the spring and summer.
The College is the sponsor of Oklahoma’s only Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program. Several faculty members within the College are full-time neuroscience researchers at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, sponsored and led by the William K. Warren Foundation. Faculty within the college also teach in the OU-TU School of Community Medicine.