Department of Health Professions

The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to provide specialized education designed to prepare students whose career goals encompass the fields represented by the professional health programs within the Department.

Bachelor Degrees

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) offers a Bachelor of Science with two options: traditional 3 + 1 option and the 2 + 2 online degree completion option (MLT to MLS) for individuals that have earned an AAS Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) degree from a community college.
  • Nursing offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program (RN-BSN) for Registered Nurses (RNs) with associate degrees in nursing or with diplomas in nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science with two options: Didactic Program in Dietetics for individuals who desire a career as a Registered Dietitian and Allied Health for individuals pursuing health professional careers.
  • Speech-Language Pathology offers a Bachelor of Science.

Masters Degrees

  • Speech-Language Pathology offers a Master of Science, which allows graduates to practice in a variety of settings.
  • Occupational Therapy offers a Master of Science, which allows graduates to practice in a variety of settings.
  • Physician Assistant Studies will offer a Master of Science, upon Provisional Accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Education (ARC-PA) in October of 2016 and implemented with its first cohort of 20 students in June 2017.    

Depending on the program, classes are offered on the Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, and/or Muskogee campuses. Nursing courses are offered online. Contact the respective program chair for further information.

Contact Us

Human and Family Sciences

Ms. Sheree Whiteside, Program Chair

Ms. Vickie Brown-Racy, Instructor

Medical Laboratory Science

Dr. Sallie Ruskoski, Program Chair, Medical Laboratory Science

Dr. Alexis Jones, Assistant Professor

Ms. Dianne Kirk, Instructor


Dr. Diana Mashburn, Program Chair, RN-BSN Program

Dr. Heather Fenton,  Program Chair, MSN-Education Program

Ms. Jennifer, O'Connor, Instructor

Ms. Donna Roberson, Secretary

Nutritional Sciences

Ms. Cassandra R. Crawford Ciglar, Program Chair

Ms. Pamela Reid, Instructor

Mr. Jason Stevens, Instructor

Occupational Therapy

Dr. Judith A. Melvin, Program Director

Dr. Troy Lee, Assistant Professor

Ms. Sydney Dorrough, Instructor

Ms. Jenney Fleming, Administrative Assistant

Physician Assistant Studies

Ms. Melody Yozzo, Program Director

Dr. Jeremiah Rutherford, Medical Director

Ms. Devonna Grover, Director of Clinical Education

Ms. Mary Battoe, Director of Admissions

Ms. Murry Duevel-Banoub, Administrative Assistant

Speech- Language Pathology

Dr. Karen Patterson, Program Chair

Dr. Edgarita Long, Professor

Dr. Sharon Jones, Assistant Professor

Mr. Dennis Tibbits, Instructor/Clinic Director

Ms. Autumn Mahaney, Instructor

Carla Barnett, Secretary