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Pictured above: Students with 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   


Accreditation Status:  

  • Accredited with No Stipulations
  • Accredited Until 2024
  • Next Site Visit - Fall 2024
  • Initial Accreditation - April 1957
  • Date of Most Recent Commission Action - March 2017
  • ​The Nursing Program at Tuskegee University is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE 
Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020 

Approval Status:

The Nursing Program is approved by the:

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250,
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36014.  

Mailing address: P. O. Box 303900, Montgomery, AL 361340-3900  
E-mail address: 


  1. Accreditation Status: The Occupational Therapy Program is on Probationary Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),

    ACOTE's Disclosure Statement regarding Probationary Accreditation Action: The occupational therapy master's program at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama was place on Probationary Accreditation effective December 2, 2022, for failure to document significant progress toward correction of an area of noncompliance related to 2018 Standard A.6.4 (certification exam pass rates). The program has been requested to submit a Progress Report to return the program to full compliance with the Standard within the mandated time period for correction.

    The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.
    ACOTE’S telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-6611 and its web address is

  2. Last Onsite Visit: 2015-2016
    Next Onsite Visit: 2025-2026

  3. The program is accredited for 10 years since 2015-2016

  4. Professional Examination Scores: The examination agency for occupational therapy graduates is the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Their address is One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. NBCOT's phone number is (301) 990-7979. Program examination results can be found at this web address:

  5. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data for Tuskegee University's Occupational Therapy Program can be found at the following web address: