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The College of Health Sciences

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences (CHS) helps the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond gain and retain the highest level of health through creative leadership and productivity in education, research, and service.

CHS has a distinguished history of preparing students for successful careers in the health sciences. Our college was among the first of twelve charter schools for Allied Health in the country. We began in 1966, with certificate, associate, and bachelors degrees, which we still have, but our primary focus is now on graduate education.

At the College of Health Sciences we are dedicated to educating front-line entry level practitioners for the allied health disciplines in our college as well as educating the clinical, educational and research leaders of tomorrow.

Students and Faculty

With over 900 students enrolled, CHS has almost 400 pre-professional undergraduates and 100 undergraduate majors, while more than 300 are master’s students, 60 Clinical Doctorate students, and 30 PhD students. The college’s 54 faculty members and 406 Community-based Faculty ensure that all students receive extensive personal training and preparation for their future careers. Our faculty has earned national and international reputations and we have strong international programs for faculty and students.


CHS has more than 5,500 alumni providing high-quality care in health-care and educational facilities throughout the state, nation, and world. Wherever they serve, they are among the most accomplished, respected professionals in their fields.

Wethington Building

In 2002 the CHS moved into the new UK Charles T. Wethington Jr. building. This building provides state of the art laboratories and classrooms. Housing all nine CHS disciplines within one building provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning.