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Welcome to the
College of Health Sciences

Welcome to our website. If you are a first time visitor, we invite you to explore our nine disciplines to see the exciting programs we offer. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is an exciting, dynamic environment where students, faculty and staff are engaged in classroom and clinical activities, research, and service.

We educate front-line entry level practitioners for the allied health disciplines as well as the clinical, educational and research leaders of tomorrow.

Research in the College spans the continuum from basic to clinical science. We are focused on research in rehabilitation, primary care, reproduction, and nutrition. In 2006, the College was ranked 18th in NIH funding among schools of allied health. We believe that through our research we can identify assessment and treatment programs strategies that will improve the lives of our citizens.

We are engaging alumni, voluntary faculty, and friends in activities that enhance the allied health professions and the programs of the College. These individuals provide the feedback and support needed to improve the quality of our academic programs, expand our research, and attract and retain top students in the field.

Our faculty has earned a national and international reputation and we have a strong international student and faculty exchange programs. The faculty is deeply committed to educating outstanding students to become skilled caregivers and leaders in their fields who will, in turn, change the lives of the patients and families they serve. This, we believe, is best achieved in a supportive positive environment, where students are respected for their contributions and provided a balance of education, research, and clinical learning opportunities.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please take a closer look. Come for a visit to the beautiful Bluegrass. We have much to offer students and interested faculty. Contact us with any questions or requests for additional information.

Warmest Wishes,
Sharon Stewart, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences

Interim Dean Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart joined the faculty of the College of Health Sciences in 1991. She has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs since 2005 and was recently named the Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences.

She received her BA in 1971 and her Master's degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences in 1972, both from Purdue University. In 1986, she came to the University of Kentucky and received her Doctorate of Education, focusing on Special Education Personnel Preparation, Learning and Behavior Disorders.