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The UK Clinical Leadership and Management Bachelor of Health Sciences degree lays the groundwork for graduates to pursue careers and advanced education as competent, evidence-informed, effective leaders and reflective life-long learners prepared to engage in interprofessional healthcare management practice. Graduates develop fundamental knowledge, values, and skills to lead with cultural humility and promote compassionate, efficient, responsive services to improve healthcare outcomes, the patient experience, access to healthcare, and quality of life for people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

The CLM program offers a Track A and Track B option. Please note the differences in the Track options:

Track A: Admission requirements for the CLM program Track A includes either 2 years work experience in a healthcare setting or an Associate Degree in a health care discipline and one year work experience in a health care setting. For Track A students an application package, official school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. (See the forms listed to the right). Once completed, ALL forms are to be mailed to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions in ONE PACKET. Note: These forms cannot be submitted electronically. Track B students can enter at the freshman level when applying to the University.

Track B: Admissions for the CLM program Track B is best suited for incoming 1st year college students.

Admission into the Clinical Leadership and Management program is holistic in nature. CLM seeks applicants who are interested in leadership and administrative roles in the health care industry. Consideration is given to academic rigor and achievement, leadership and community involvement, health care focus and experience, and cultural understanding and experiences. 

Admission into CLM – Track B is contingent upon an application review process and a one-day College of Health Sciences Showcase Day in which you will meet faculty, staff and current CHS students as well as learn about your new college.

Track B Applicants: Attendance at a CHS Showcase Day is mandatory as part of your admittance into the CLM program.

The following factors are taken into consideration as part of the admissions decision:

Track B (College freshmen)

  • Completion of the supplemental program application
  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Leadership Experiences
  • Communication Skills
  • Desired future role in health care industry

Track A

  • Completion of the supplemental program application
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional work experience Or Block Certified Associate Degree in a Health Care Discipline, Minimum 1 Year Work Experience and Completion of Missing UK Core Requirements
  • Cumulative college GPA of 2.0 GPA or higher 


Please note that the following timeline includes the date of application open and close and the date at which you will be notified of the admissions decision.

New Students (College Freshmen)  
 Application OpenApplication CloseNotification
Fall 2019 - Early Action1-Aug31-Oct16-Nov
Fall 2019 - Cycle I1-Nov1-Dec11-Jan
Fall 2019 - Cycle II2-Dec1-Feb16-Feb
Fall 2019 - Cycle III2-Feb31-Mar12-Apr
Fall 2019 - Cycle IV1-Apr12-Jul19-Jul
Current UK and Transfer Students  
Transfer - Spring 20191-Aug1-Dec7-Dec
Transfer - Fall 20191-Aug13-Jul16-Jul

Note: The following forms are only for Track A (Associates Degree-holding) applicants. You must upload the completed forms in the electronic application below. These files are in Microsoft Word format. 

Form A- Reference Form (complete 3)
Form B – UK Core
Form C- Community Service / Work Experience



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