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Pictured above: Ms. Marie Moore Lyles, founder of the TU Occupational Therapy Program

School of Nursing & Allied Health (SONAH)

"Developing Health Care Servant Leader Scholars to provide Competent, Compassionate Care the TU Way" 


Tuskegee University’s nursing program dates back to 1948, when Dr. Lillian Holland Harvey established what was then the state’s first baccalaureate degree in nursing program. Today, nationally accredited programs in Tuskegee’s School of Nursing and Allied Health lead to bachelor’s degrees in nursing, or master’s degrees in occupational therapy.


The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers undergraduate programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in Nursing, and an entry level Master’s in Occupational Therapy.  These programs are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in nursing or the allied health professions.  All professional disciplines are accredited by their national accrediting agencies.

To qualify for entry into the above professional programs in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, pre-professional courses are required.  Each program admits pre-professional and transfer students based upon available clinical facilities and the academic records of the student. 


 Mailing Address:
Tuskegee University
School of Nursing and Allied Health
209 Basil O'Connor Hall
1200 W. Montgomery Rd.
Tuskegee, AL  36088

Phone: 334-727-8382
Fax: 334-727-5461


Mission Statement

The philosophical tenets of the School of Nursing and Allied Health (SONAH) have grown out of those that pervade the University.  The School fosters the general purpose of the University which is teaching, research and service.  The mission of the School of Nursing and Allied Health is to serve the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the global communities in the promotion of health and disease prevention.  The School exists primarily to provide students access to excellent and progressive baccalaureate programs in Nursing and a master’s program in Occupational Therapy.   The School provides innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative learning opportunities through partnerships within the University, local community, State of Alabama and globally for the purpose of developing a knowledge base, skills, and a practice model that targets rural, diverse, and vulnerable populations to alleviate health disparity in the 21st Century.

Accreditation/Approval Status   

The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Dept., American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. Tel: 301-652-2682.