President Craig M. Phelps, DO, provides a brief history of A.T. Still University (ATSU), the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. ATSU has grown from one college serving as the home of osteopathic medicine into a university comprised of six schools on campuses in Kirksville, Missouri, Mesa, Arizona, and online.
Today, ATSU has more than 700 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries, and is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.
ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.