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.
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. 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 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.