A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Program Review
A.T. Still University aims to encourage its students to become active leaders both in and outside of the classroom. Students will receive a health care education that is based on the principles of compassion, integrity and ability. A.T. Still is different from many universities in that it follows the philosophies of osteopathic medicine and it hopes to produce a new generation of students that will embrace these philosophies as well.
In 1982, the university was founded in Kirksville, MO, by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. It was initially known as the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Today the name has changed and the school has grown to contain five different schools. In addition to the main campus in Kirksville which is home to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the School of Health Management, there are three schools in Mesa, Arizona, that teach Health Sciences, Dentistry and Health, and Osteopathic Medicine.
Students looking to embrace a different approach to their health education might find that A.T. Still is a good match for them. Most medical schools are based on allopathic medicine, but A.T. Still embraces an osteopathic philosophy which teaches that health is a holistic process and that the physician’s role should be supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This philosophy has helped the school earn a reputation as one of the best graduate schools for the health sciences in the United States.
The online classes with A.T. Still are based at the school’s Mesa campus’ University of Health Sciences. Degrees are taken entirely on the Web and are available at all times of the day and anytime during the week so that students can work at their own convenience. Programs are designed and delivered by those currently working in the health care industry so that they are up to date and relevant. Programs are available in many specialty fields including Geriatric Health and Human Movement.