the college was established it had three programs
educating health care practitioners for the commonwealth.
Since that time, we have emerged as a college that
trains the future faculty of other colleges. This
new name adequately describes the mission of our college
with increased graduate-level education and research."
C. Robinson, Ph.D.,
dean of the college
30, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
The University of Kentucky College of Allied Health
Professions is doing more than changing locations
this year. It's also changing names. The UK Board
of Trustees approved a name change from allied health
to the College of Health Sciences today.
college was established it had three programs educating
health care practitioners for the commonwealth," said
Thomas C. Robinson, Ph.D., dean of the college. "Since
that time, we have emerged as a college that trains
the future faculty of other colleges. This new name
adequately describes the mission of our college with
increased graduate-level education and research."
the college is slated to move into a new building
being constructed at the corner of Rose and South
established in 1966, emerged from a small school of
three programs to a large college of eight disciplines
- Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Sciences,
Clinical Nutrition, Communication Disorders, Health
Services Management, Physician Assistant Studies,
Physical Therapy, and Radiation Sciences. It was the
first college of its kind in Kentucky and one of the
first 12 in the nation.
provides undergraduate degrees in clinical laboratory
sciences, communication disorders, health services
management, and physical therapy. It has master's
degrees in clinical nutrition, physician assistant
studies, communication disorders, physical therapy,
and radiation sciences. Its master's degree in health
services management is through a partnership with
the UK Martin School of Public Policy, and its athletic
training master's degree is through a partnership
with the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology
and Health Promotion.
nutrition division provides a doctoral degree in partnership
with the UK Center for Nutritional Sciences. UK College
of Health Sciences is one of the first colleges in
the United States to provide a doctoral program in
teamed up with Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky
and Murray State universities in fall 2000 to start
the program to produce academic leaders for the professions
of communication disorders, occupational therapy,
and physical therapy.
also has new master's and doctorate degrees in clinical
laboratory science. Clinical laboratory scientists,
cytotechnologists, histotechnologists, histocompability
technologists and individuals who have a bachelor's
degree in biology can obtain a master's or doctoral
degree in clinical laboratory science with an emphasis
in hematology/transplantation science or reproductive
is dedicated to educating students living in rural
areas by taking the education to them.
of the physician assistant program is at Morehead
State University and the college's clinical laboratory
science and physical therapy programs are located
at UK Center for Rural Health in Hazard.