College of Allied Health Profile

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  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (BS)
  • Health Studies (BS for MOT only)
  • Nutritional Sciences (BS)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Sonography
  • Radiation Sciences (Web)


  • Medical Dosimetry (MS)
  • Dietetics (MA)
  • Nutritional Sciences (MS)
  • Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MA, MS)


  • Dietetic Internship


  • Allied Health Sciences (PhD)
  • Audiology (PhD, AuD)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Rehabilitation Sciences (DSc)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (PhD)


All professional-entry programs are fully accredited by their respective professional accreditation organizations. 
The University is accredited by the North Central Association.


In FY 2014-2015, the College has 55 full-time and 2 part-time faculty for a total of 56.1 FTE faculty, 179 volunteer faculty, and 33 emeritus faculty.  

The College has 45 staff members including 6 professional staff.  

We maintain affiliation agreements with 277 clinical facilities, 60 (21.7%) of which are outside the State of Oklahoma.  Within Oklahoma, 40 rural clinical facilities are affiliated with the College.



  • FY 2014-2015 enrollment is 668 students: 228 undergraduates, 388 professional, 40 graduates, and 12 certificate students.  The College graduated 269 students in FY 2013-2014
  • Minority enrollment accounts for 17% of total College enrollment.  
  • Oklahoma residents constitute 73% of total student enrollment.  


  • The College has 8,053 alumni located in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and serving in the military overseas.  
  • Over 61%, or 4,912, alumni reside in Oklahoma.


In FY 2014 faculty received 33 awards totaling $2,292,620, and submitted 49 proposals/contracts for a total of $3,973,165

Type  Amount % of Total $ # of Awards  Type Amount % of Total $ # of Proposals
 R-  $94,214 4%  6 R- $2,548,369 64% 27
 S- $1,511,706 66% 25 S- $1,424,796 36% 22
 T- $686,700 30% 2 T- 0 0% 0
   $2,292,620   33   $3,973,165   49

 R – Research    S – Service/Other   T – Training


  • John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center was established in 1947 at University Hospital as a speech and hearing clinic, and moved into its own building in 1957.  When its founding clinic director retired in 1977, the facility was named in his honor the John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center.  The Center contains a clinic for care giving, student education, and research labs.
  •  Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center (OATC) was established in 1991 as a model delivery system of specialized professional services and education developed to support the needs of Oklahomans with developmental or acquired disabilities.  OATC provides statewide services through Centers at OUHSC and OU–Tulsa.
  • Lee Mitchener Tolbert Library and Resource Center for Developmental Disabilities was established in 1998 to meet critical statewide needs for education, development of public policy, research, and model services for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities.


# of Awardees Faculty Awards
1 George Lynn Cross Research Professor
David Ross Boyd Professors
5 Presidential Professors
Regents Professors
10  Regents' Awards for Superior Teaching
Regents' Awards for Superior Professional and University Service
6 Faculty Senate Governance Awards 
10  AMOCO Foundation Good Teaching Awards
2 Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Awards for Undergraduate Teaching
13 Associates Distinguished Lectureship Awards


  • Jill Pittman-Jones Endowed Professorship in Physical Therapy established in 1997-98.
  • Elam-Plowman Endowed Professorship in Physical Therapy established in 1997-98.
  • Stuart Coulter Miller Endowed Professorship in Allied Health established in 2000-01.
  • Nancy Gullatt Endowed Professorship of Speech Pathology established in 2000-01.
  • Ann Taylor Endowed Professorship in Developmental Disabilities established in 2001-02.
  • Elam-Plowman Endowed Chair in Physical Therapy established in 2004-05.
  • Ann Taylor Endowed Chair in Developmental Disabilities established in 2004-05.
  • Philip and Vivian Smith Endowment in Allied Health established in 1990-91.
  • Luiese Lynch Lectureship in Physical Therapy established in 1992-93.
  • Dean Lee Holder Lectureship in Allied Health established in 1995-96.
  • Sharon Sanderson Lectureship in Occupational Therapy established in 1999-00.
  • Barbara M. Curcio Lectureship in Radiologic Technology established in 1997-98.
  • Nancy Lynn Olsmith Endowment in Occupational Therapy established in 1998.
  • Elam-Plowman Physical Therapy Lectureship established in 2005-06.