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At the UK College of Health Sciences, students receive a career-focused education in a one-of-a-kind environment. Education is not limited to the classroom, as CHS students have opportunities to be involved in every aspect of our mission. Our students receive a robust education and an experience, which includes interprofessional, innovative learning opportunities, as well as the chance to go beyond the classroom with hands-on patient-care, research, service, and study-abroad opportunities. Explore our nine disciplines, ranging from undergraduate to graduate/professional, as well certificate programs.

Research research

College of Health Sciences researchers share a common vision – a dynamic, sustainable research enterprise that reaches out into the community, improving the lives of Kentuckians and extending beyond its borders in a ripple effect. Helping individuals attain the highest level of health possible is at the core of our research. Our focus is on the prevention of injury and disability due to exercise/sport participation, aging, chronic disease, or other adverse factors; rehabilitation after injury or illness; innovations in the treatment of voice, swallowing, and language disorders; and exercise and nutrition in the context of optimal health and performance enhancement. Explore our Research section to learn more.

News In Memorial: Richard V. McDougall

Richard “Mac” V. McDougall, 91, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Lexington. Mac moved to Kentucky in 1962 and was the founding director of the UK College of Health Sciences (CHS) Physical Therapy (PT) program in the mid 1960s. In 1965, he became the first chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health Professions, serving until 1982.
While at the University of Kentucky, he acted as a consultant to the Division of Licensure and Regulation for the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, University of Louisville PT program, and the Jefferson and Somerset Community College physical therapist assistant programs. His accomplishments would continue, serving two consecutive terms as president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American PT Association from 1975-1978, receiving the Outstanding Physical Therapist Award (APTA) during his final year. In 1980, Mac received the Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA), becoming Chairman of the Kentucky State Board of PT just one year later. 1986 would prove to be yet another year of accomplishments in physical therapy education, as Mac would serve on the task force to establish the Federation of State Boards of PT. His dedication and commitment to physical therapy was unparalleled.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

At the UK College of Health Sciences, students receive a career-focused education in a one-of-a-kind environment. Education is not limited to the classroom, as CHS students have opportunities to be involved in every aspect of our mission. Our students receive a robust education and an experience, which includes interprofessional, innovative learning opportunities, as well as the chance to go beyond the classroom with hands-on patient-care, research, service, and study-abroad opportunities. Explore our nine disciplines, ranging from undergraduate to graduate/professional, as well certificate programs.

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Research

College of Health Sciences researchers share a common vision – a dynamic, sustainable research enterprise that reaches out into the community, improving the lives of Kentuckians and extending beyond its borders in a ripple effect. Helping individuals attain the highest level of health possible is at the core of our research. Our focus is on the prevention of injury and disability due to exercise/sport participation, aging, chronic disease, or other adverse factors; rehabilitation after injury or illness; innovations in the treatment of voice, swallowing, and language disorders; and exercise and nutrition in the context of optimal health and performance enhancement. Explore our Research section to learn more.

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In Memorial: Richard V. McDougall

Richard “Mac” V. McDougall, 91, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Lexington. Mac moved to Kentucky in 1962 and was the founding director of the UK College of Health Sciences (CHS) Physical Therapy (PT) program in the mid 1960s. In 1965, he became the first chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health Professions, serving until 1982.
While at the University of Kentucky, he acted as a consultant to the Division of Licensure and Regulation for the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, University of Louisville PT program, and the Jefferson and Somerset Community College physical therapist assistant programs. His accomplishments would continue, serving two consecutive terms as president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American PT Association from 1975-1978, receiving the Outstanding Physical Therapist Award (APTA) during his final year. In 1980, Mac received the Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA), becoming Chairman of the Kentucky State Board of PT just one year later. 1986 would prove to be yet another year of accomplishments in physical therapy education, as Mac would serve on the task force to establish the Federation of State Boards of PT. His dedication and commitment to physical therapy was unparalleled.

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