About the College of Health Sciences

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.

Our Mission

The mission of College of Health Sciences fully embraces and incorporates the mission of The University of Tulsa.

The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to:

  • Become literate in the sciences, humanities and arts.
  • Think critically and write and speak clearly.
  • Succeed in their professions and careers.
  • Behave ethically in all aspects of their lives.
  • Welcome the responsibility of citizenship, service, and leadership in a changing world.
  • Acquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning

About the College

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. The College provides leadership within TU’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Sciences and 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.


Strategic Plan

From January through June, 2015, the faculty of the newly created College of Health Sciences, the leadership of The University of Tulsa and key community stakeholders were involved in more than 81 meetings and interviews to determine the course of this new college over the next five years. The result of these efforts is the following strategic plan.

2015-2020 Oxley College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan

Undergraduate Programs

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Graduate Programs

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Faculty Initiatives

The University of Tulsa announced recipients for its new Chapman Professorship award, established to promote student learning and faculty enrichment across campus. A total of 38 full-time resident faculty members from all five of TU’s colleges received the $5,000 grants made possible by the Chapman Trust Funds. They will be recognized as Chapman Professors for the 2019-20 academic year and have the potential to renew their awards for up to three years.

Read more about how the Oxley College of Health Sciences Chapman Professors will use their awards.