FAQs

When is the CHS Showcase Day for admission into the Human Health Science Program?

CHS Showcase Day is March 8th and April 26th.


When is the deadline to apply for the College of Health Science program?

There are different application cycles.

  • For Fall 2019 early action the application is open August the 1st - October the 31st
  • For Fall 2019 cycle 1 the application is open November the 1st - December the 1st
  • For Fall 2019 cycle 2 the application is open December the 2nd - February the 1st
  • For Fall 2019 cycle 3 the application is open February 2nd - March 31st

When will I be notified if I am accepted into the Human Health Science Program?

Students will be notified at different times based on their admissions cycle.

  • Early Action: November 16th
  • Cycle 1: January 11th
  • Cycle 2: February 16th
  • Cycle 3: April 12th
  • Cycle 4: July 19th

What are the average salaries for professions within the College of Health Science?

  • Athletic Trainer: 44,670
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: 73,410
  • Medical Labatory Science: 60,520
  • Physical Therapy: 84,020
  • Physician Assistant Studies: 104,860

What are the graduation rates for the programs within the College of Health Science?

  • Athletic Training: 98%
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: 100%
  • Medical Laboratory Science: 100%
  • Physical Therapy: 99%
  • Physician Assistant Studies: 98%

What is the main highlight or take away from joining the College of Health Sciences?

The College of Health Sciences is one of few campuses across the nation that has the undergraduate and graduate building connected with other medical buildings, like UK Healthcare.

How long is the program?

Undergraduate students and those with a bachelor’s degree who have completed general education and program pre-requisite requirements are eligible to apply to the MLS Program. Students begin their first year in the MLS program in August and graduate in December of their second year.


Will I get a job?

MLS program has a 96% placement rate.


How much money will I make?

The average salary for a MLS graduate is $60,560 nationally.


Will this prepare me for graduate school?

Many graduates pursue advanced degrees in medicine, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinary sciences. The MLS curriculum also offers an excellent foundation for admission to graduate programs in medical sciences.


What are the prerequisites?

  • 1 semester of general biology with laboratory
  • 2 semesters of general chemistry with laboratory
  • 1 semester of organic chemistry with laboratory
  • 1 semester of general microbiology with laboratory
  • 1 semester of statistical methods
  • 1 semester of human physiology (or combined course in physiology and anatomy)

What is the minimum GPA?

The minimum GPA for entrance into the MLS program is a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Who can I e-mail or talk to in order to get more information about the application process?

You can contact the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Health Sciences (859-323-1100 Ext. 80473), or you can email the CSD Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Richard Andreatta.


How do I apply to the CSD program?

The application packet and instructions are made available by late October each year. The application is completed mostly online, with a few items (such as transcripts) that will need to be physically mailed to the Office of Student Affairs in the College. Visit the CSD Website for detailed information on requirements, prerequisites and procedures for application to the CSD undergraduate program.


What are the minimum requirements for a student wishing to apply to the program?

  • 42 earned credit hours by the time of application.
  • Completion of Intro to Psychology or equivalent general psychology course.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • ACT of 21, or SAT (Old Scale) = 980 – 1,010 or SAT (New scale) = 1,500

When is the right time to apply to the CSD program?

Many students apply to the program during their sophomore year. Preparation of all application materials should occur during the Fall semester of your sophomore year with submission of your materials during the month of January to meet the Feb 1st deadline.


What materials and information make up the application for the CSD program?

The application consists of basically 5 parts: your cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT scores, 3 letters of recommendation, descriptions of personal and community-based experiences, and lastly a personal essay.


What is the average GPA of recent classes?

For the past several years, the average GPA of students accepted in to the CSD program has been approximately a 3.5 to 3.75.


What is the average ACT score of recent classes?

For the past several years, the average ACT of students accepted in to the CSD program has been approximately 25 to 28.


Who should I get letters of recommendation from?

  • Ideally, letters of rec should come from professors who can discuss the quality of your academic performance in courses or who have advised you personally.
  • Letters may also come from employers or professionals that you have shadowed.
  • Avoid letters of rec from family members or relatives, and personal friends.

Does transfer students have a lower chance of getting in compared to students already at the University of Kentucky?

No. All applications are viewed the same.


If I do not get accepted the first time, can I re-apply to the program?

Yes, you may re-apply to the CSD program.

What can I do with a CLM degree?

Our students have a variety of options after graduation with a CLM degree. Many go on to pursue MHA or JD degrees and choose to work in leadership positions in large healthcare enterprises. Other students have interests in the non-profit sector and work for community outreach programs after graduation.


Do I need an internship to get a job after graduation?

No! While internships are great and encouraged, the CLM program provides 9 credit hours of practicum where students spend 2-3 semesters in their junior and senior years working alongside healthcare administrators on projects with their assigned preceptor. Students gain over 250 hours of practical work experience through their practicum experience.


What minors work well with CLM?

A business minor is the most common minor of CLM students. With classes in accounting, economics, management, and marketing the business minor prepares our students for a variety of administration roles. Our students interested in community outreach and non-profit work often complete health promotion or HDI minors and certificates.

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