College of Health Sciences

Wethington Allied Health Building

Please explore the various College of Education distance learning opportunities organized departmentally by expanding each program heading listed below.

Clinical Sciences

The Mission of the Clinical Leadership and Management Program (CLM) is to meet the needs for healthcare professions who have earned an associate degree in one of the many health fields such as radiologic technology, dental hygiene, respiratory care, health information, and others programs to obtain advanced knowledge and skills and who are interested in pursuing careers in clinical management. The CLM program prepares clinicians to utilize information from health policy and politics, ethics, healthcare finance, planning, safety and quality improvement, health law and other competency areas to improve practice management and the quality of care.

Students may enroll part-time or full-time and most classes are offered in the evenings from 6- 8:30 in a live interactive format. Students must come to the Lexington campus for some learning experiences. For more information, please contact:

Clinical Leadership and Management
Department of Clinical Sciences
900 South Limestone Street
CTW Building Room 209
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Phone: (859) 218-0585

Locations: Hazard, Elizabethtown, and Somerset (ITV Directory)

Enrollment in courses offered by the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences program in Physician Assistant Studies requires admission to the program. Admissions requirements are detailed on our website. All didactic courses are offered via distance learning technology between the University’s Lexington campus and it’s Morehead campus hosted by Morehead State Univeristy. This intense 30-month program includes 18 months of didactic coursework and 12 additional months of clinical experiences. Persons interested in learning more about application to the Physician Assistant Studies Masters program should review our admissions criteria on our website. If you have additional questions you may contact the College of Health Science’s Office of Student Affairs at:

Corrie Scott
University of Kentucky
College of Health Sciences
Office of Student Affairs
900 South Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
(859) 323-1100

Locations: Morehead State University (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Interactive Video, Onsite Instruction

Rehabilitation Sciences

The mission of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program is to fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education and service. The program prepares scholars and scientists in rehabilitation science to teach at the university level, direct discipline specific educational programs, work in rehabilitation services field and collaborate with other professionals on issues related to rehabilitation and health.
Part-time or full-time study is available following the university residency requirements. Students must come to Lexington for some learning experiences. For more information please contact:

Carl G. Mattacola, Ph.D., ATC
University of Kentucky
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
UK Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building
900 Limestone St., Room 210E
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
(859) 218-80860
Fax (859) 323-6003

Locations: Partnering institutions include Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University. Also offered at selected sites around Kentucky. (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet, Interactive Video, Onsite Instruction

The University of Kentucky Division of Physical Therapy offers the opportunity for currently licensed physical therapists to receive their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through the completion of our DPT-Transition program. For practicing clinicians, the DPT Transition program facilitates the development and enhancement of knowledge and expertise that have become expected as entry-level in the current health care environment. The program also provides excellent opportunities to grow in areas of specific skill and interest by allowing students to tailor many class activities to enhance their areas of clinical expertise. The program is offered via distance learning with the expectation that each class will meet on campus once or twice per semester. All other coursework (learning modules, discussion among students and faculty,etc.) is completed synchronously and asynchronously via a web-based platform called Blackboard. Contact information:

Rachel Gleason, PT, MS, DPT
University of Kentucky
Coordinator, Transitional DPT Program
(859) 323-1100 ext. 80597

Locations: Statewide and Regional (ITV Directory)
Delivered via: Internet