College of Health Sciences

Human Health Sciences


Admissions are in the Human Health Sciences program are holistic in nature. Consideration is given to academic rigor and achievement, leadership and community involvement, health care focus and experience, and cultural understanding and experiences. There will be an admissions cap of 75 students for each yearly cohort. Admissions processes into the Human Health Sciences program are described below for both current high school students as well as current UK students. Qualified students after the application process will be invited to a 30 minute interview with faculty and staff connected to the program. Interviews will be coordinated based upon applicants’ availability, distance to campus, etc. and can be in-person (strongly preferred if possible), telephone, or Skype.

Admissions Timeline

Fall Semester start

Application opens: August 1 (of calendar year prior to selected fall)
Priority deadline: January 15
Final deadline: Until cohort is filled
For whom this applies: Rising first-year students (current high school seniors seeking fall enrollment), transfer students, internal UK students.

Fall selection information:

  • Application review begins directly after January 15
  • Students are selected and interviewed beginning in mid-February
  • Invitations to the program begin prior to UK’s first Merit Weekend
  • Applications received after priority deadline are reviewed until cohort is filled

Spring Semester start

Application opens: August 1 (prior to spring semester)
Priority deadline: October 15
Final deadline: Before UK Fall Finals Week or until respective cohort is filled
For whom this applies: Transfer students and internal UK students only

Spring selection information:

  • Application review occurs on a rolling basis as early as August
  • Applications cannot be received once fall finals week begins

Online application link

Click here to complete application


Wayne Centers
Academic Advisor for Human Health Sciences

Follow Wayne on Twitter @AdvisorHHS for healthcare and UK news as well as advising information!

College of Health Sciences
Division of Human Health Sciences

Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building, Room 207
900 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Phone: (859) 218- 0856
Fax: (859) 323-8957.

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