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The Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences houses state-of-the-art facilities designed to support cutting-edge research for both undergraduate and graduate students. These facilities provide an immersive environment for hands-on learning, fostering a dynamic educational experience. From well-equipped laboratories to advanced research centers, our facilities are tailored to meet the evolving needs of students pursuing excellence in health and natural sciences. Explore the forefront of research and enhance your academic journey within these spaces dedicated to innovation and discovery.

Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences Building

Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences is housed at 1215 S. Boulder Avenue in downtown Tulsa. The building was constructed in 1954 for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and was later expanded in 1969. Kinslow, Keith and Todd redesigned the building for The University of Tulsa in the summer of 2015. Floors 1-5 underwent a complete remodel by Flintco in the fall of 2015, 52,000 square feet. The remodeled facilities allows expansion of TU’s health sciences programs from 310 to more than 600 students.
To reserve a room in the Oxley Health Sciences Facility for an event that is not related to a TU academic program, i.e. regularly scheduled classes, click the link below to submit a room reservation request.

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Mary K. Chapman Center for Communicative Disorders

The Mary K. Chapman Center for Communicative Disorders on TU’s main campus is a clinical learning facility for the Speech-Language Pathology program. It features classrooms, observation and practicum facilities, 3 classrooms, a seminar room, 16 clinic rooms, 8 observation rooms, a children’s group therapy room, a playroom, two large audiometric suites, a speech science and voice lab, an assistive technologies lab, and faculty offices. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, including the Kay Pentax Digital Swallowing Workstation, Computerized Speech Lab, Nasometry, and Visipitch, for research, diagnostic, and therapy activities.

Mary K. Chapman Speech & Hearing Clinic

Lawson Family Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory

The Lawson Family Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory at TU’s Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences prepares students for clinical experiences in their academic programs. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including hospital beds, vital statistics monitoring, high-fidelity simulation mannequins, and respiratory equipment, students practice clinical skills and engage in realistic scenarios using human patient simulators. This hands-on training aligns with their future clinical rotations and careers.

Biomechanics Research Laboratory

The Biomechanics Research Laboratory conducts diverse kinematic and kinetic analyses with four workstations. Two are dedicated to videography and data analysis using software like SPSS, MyoMotion, Comprehensive Meta-Analysis, Bertec BalanceCheck Screener and Trainer, Kinovea, and LabView Signal Express. This facility offers hands-on experience for both undergraduate and graduate students in analyzing human motion using various biomechanical tools.

KRS Human Performance Lab

The 1,125 square feet Human Performance Laboratory, within the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, features 15 student desks for both undergraduate and graduate studies. It serves research and teaching purposes, conducting assessments on metabolic function, oxygen uptake, substrate utilization, pulmonary function, electromyography, and electrocardiogram. The lab utilizes an iworx research-grade human exercise physiology kit, and for field-based testing, a CosMed K4b portable metabolic assessment is employed.

Keplinger Hall

Keplinger Hall is a prominent facility on campus, serving as the home for the departments of chemistry and biochemistry, geosciences, and physics and engineering physics. This expansive 132,246-square-foot building is equipped with 23 classrooms, multiple teaching laboratories, as well as advising offices and the administrative hub of the college. It stands as a hub for academic excellence, providing dedicated spaces for learning, research, and administrative support across these vital scientific disciplines.

Oliphant Hall

Oliphant Hall, situated at 3015 East 7th Street, serves as a dynamic hub for the Department of Biological Science. This facility is not only a space for education but also a center for cutting-edge research. Inside, you’ll find well-equipped teaching and research laboratories where students engage in hands-on learning experiences. Additionally, Oliphant Hall houses a greenhouse, fostering an environment for botanical studies and research.