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University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences

Our Vision

To be recognized as a global leader in academic excellence, health care professional preparation and health-related research

Our Mission

The Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences prepares current and future health professionals to recognize and address complex problems across diverse populations, using inter-professional evidence-based approaches while advancing scientific knowledge and serving the health-related needs of the community.

Our Values

  • 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 on campus and downtown in the Oxley Health & Natural Sciences Facility. 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.

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.