College of Health Sciences

Clinical Leadership & Management


Faculty-to-Student Ratio

small class sizes with accessible and experienced CLM faculty


Advisor meetings

access to an Academic Advisor to meet more than once per semester


Practicum Hours

earn a wealth of professional experience built into the CLM major

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Richard Roberts

Director of Recruiting

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building

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The major goal of this program is to provide a baccalaureate degree program of study in Clinical Leadership and Management that will enable associate degree trained health care professionals with work experience (Track A) and freshman entry level students (Track B) to assume leadership and managerial positions in various health care settings.


Grow Your Future

There are currently 4,130 jobs for healthcare managers in Kentucky and this is projected to grow by 20% to about 4,970 jobs by 2016. This is better than the national trend for healthcare managers, which sees this job pool growing by about 16.0% over the next eight years. In general, healthcare managers plan, direct, or coordinate medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Students who graduate from the Clinical Leadership and Management Program are marketable in management positions of healthcare enterprises, able to assume greater responsibilities at their current jobs, more qualified for job promotions within their facility and may continue their studies at a graduate level. The CLM program provides for a more educated allied health care professional workforce for Kentucky communities (and beyond) and their patients, in turn, will be better served.

The curriculum for the Clinical leadership and Management Program has been reviewed by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators and designated as meeting the academic requirements needed to sit for this examination. Those students, who have had the proper experience, need not complete an Administrator in Training (AIT) experience as a requirement. For those students that need to complete an AIT, the CLM program offers a practicum course with course credit awarded. 

I knew before that these professionals were involved with planning in the healthcare facilities, but I had no idea of how intense the planning processes were. Healthcare administrators may spend years on the same quality improvement project before finalizing the change they hope to make.

Shakiyla Davis

Junior, Clinical Leadership & Management

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

A sample of some courses you would take:

CLM 241   Health and Med Care Delivery Systems3CLM 350 Health Policy And Politics3CLM 405 Epidemiology And Biostatistics3CLM 351 Health Services Administration3CLM 354 Health Law3CLM 355 Financial Management Of Healthcare Institutions3CLM 452 Community & Institutional Planning For Health Services3CLM 444 Leadership & Human Resource Management3CLM 445 Quality & Productivity Improvement &Evaluation3CLM 353 Ethics In Healthcare2

Track A | Transfer Students Track B | Freshmen

Graduation Requirements

To receive a Baccalaureate Degree from the College of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership and Management, students are required to complete a minimum of 120 course credits which includes the major core curriculum, completion of the UK Core General Education coursework, and Graduation Composition and Communication requirement. It is advisable that prospective students for consideration in Track A discuss transfer credits from their associate degree program with the CLM Academic Advisor in the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs.

UK Core Requirements

*CLM Prerequisites serving as Core

Arts and Creativity - any3Humanities - any3Social Sciences - PSY100*4Natural/Physical/Mathematical – ANT 2303Composition and Communication 1-CIS/WRD 110*3Composition and Communication 2- CIS/WRD 111*3Quantitative Foundations MA 1234Statistical Inferential Reasoning- Any3Community, Culture, and Citizenship in the USA – SOC 2353Global Dynamics – ANT 160 or GEO 1613Total UK Core32

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement

In order to fulfill the Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement, CLM students complete WRD 205 Intermediate Composition.

Premajor Requirements 

CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication 1

CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication 2

PSY 100 General Psychology

HHS 101 Survey of Health Professions

HHS 102 Survey of Health Professions-Shadowing Experience

CLA 131 Medical Terminology

CLM 241 Health and Medical Care Delivery Systems

WRD 205 Intermediate Composition

CLM Admissions

Health Sciences Undecided/Exploratory Studies Option

Many university students will change their major or career goals at least once during their college years. To assist students in finding a health profession that meets personal interests and professional ambitions, College of Health Sciences has developed an Undecided/Exploratory Studies option for students who have yet to decide the specific program of study that most closely aligns both their interests and goals for becoming a professional in health care. The Health Sciences Undecided/Exploratory Studies option provides students with an educational environment that includes coursework and co-curricular programs to introduce students to a variety of health professionals, health care settings, and the unique opportunity to explore multiple working areas found on the medical campus during their first year in college. For more information or to inquire further, please contact 

Enhancing Your Time at UK

There are countless ways to “see blue.” on campus, but the best way to maximize your journey at the University of Kentucky is by engaging in an Education Abroad opportunity.

This will allow you to gain a global perspective and enhance future employability. As you take the first step towards investing in your future, we encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. Take a look at some of the options UK Education Abroad & Exchanges office suggests to complement your major! #SeeBlueAbroad

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Richard Roberts

Director of Recruiting

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building


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