Director's Message

Although the University of Kentucky offers a variety of options for students interested in the healthcare professions, our new baccalaureate degree in Human Health Sciences (HHS) is unique, offering an integrated, interprofessional undergraduate program preparing students for various healthcare professions. The College of Health Sciences has collaborated with the colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy to provide students with the needed prerequisites in the sciences, mathematics, and social sciences for professional study, while also providing a firm background in the human health sciences for students who seek advanced degrees in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy or other health care professions.

As envisioned, the curricular activities will develop in students a more holistic approach to patient centered care by working, studying and experiencing healthcare in a team approach. We seek to instill in students an appreciation for all healthcare disciplines, independent of their own professional career aspirations and a willingness to assume responsible roles as healthcare advocates. Matriculation through the program will ensure a sound foundation in the basic sciences and provide healthcare skills and knowledge for future professional education that seeks to expand and fully develop these competencies. By having students working in teams and mentored by faculty and staff, we anticipate providing an educational experience for our students that will nurture and maximize academic performance and ensure personal fulfillment.

The College of Health Sciences is ranked among the top 20 nationally among college of allied health by the National Institute of Health and has a dedicated, nationally and internationally, renowned teaching faculty. In addition, we have a number of co-curricular opportunities for our students including service to the Commonwealth, a living-learning community, research for undergraduates, as well as study abroad. I encourage you to browse our website to explore all the reasons for making Health Sciences your undergraduate home!

We welcome questions regarding our program. Please feel free to contact our HHS Advisor, Rebecca Serrano, at or 859-218-0864. 

Dr. Geza Bruckner, Professor
Division of Human Health Sciences 
College of Health Sciences