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Athletic Training

  • 1:5
    Faculty/Student Ratio
  • 16%
    Job Growth (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $62K
    Average Salary (2021 NATA Salary Survey)

Athletic Trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.

Clinical Leadership and Management

  • 5340
    healthcare management jobs in KY (U.S. BLS)
  • 32%
    job growth (U.S. BLS)
  • 1:23
    Faculty/Student Ratio

Clinical Leadership and Management (CLM) lays the groundwork for graduates to pursue advanced education and careers as competent and effective leaders prepared to engage in ethical and interprofessional healthcare management practice.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • $73k
    median annual salary (National Median Pay, U.S. BLS)
  • 21%
    job growth (2018-28, U.S. BLS)
  • 100%
    licensing exam pass rate

Speech-language pathologists are healthcare professionals who help individuals throughout their lifespan who have speech, language, hearing, feeding, or swallowing disorders. They evaluate and treat problems related to speech sound production, comprehension and production of language, voice, stuttering, swallowing, orofacial anomalies, communication modalities, and hearing.

Human Health Sciences

  • 50%+
    student's awarded Dean's list
  • 3.63
    average gpa
  • 98%
    graduate rate

HHS graduates are prepared to pursue advanced degree programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, medical research, and more. HHS provides undergraduate students with a comprehensive look at health care practices, a solid foundation in basic science, and robust opportunities to engage in real-world clinical experiences.

Medical Laboratory Science

  • $61k
    median annual salary (National Median Pay, U.S. BLS)
  • 16%
    job growth (2012-24, U.S. BLS)
  • 100%
    licensing exam pass rate

Medical laboratory scientists help improve lives by providing essential clinical information to health care providers. They are responsible for assuring reliable results that contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of physiological and pathological conditions. Laboratory tests are extremely valuable and contribute up to 70 percent of medical decisions made by health care providers.

Physical Therapy

  • 100%
    employment rate
  • 34%
    job growth (2012-24, U.S. BLS)
  • 99%
    licensing exam pass rate

The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice defines physical therapy as "a dynamic profession with an established theoretical base and widespread clinical applications in the preservation, development, and restoration of optimal physical function."

Physician Assistant Studies

  • $121k
    median annual salary (National Median Pay, 2021 U.S. BLS)
  • 28%
    job growth (2021-31, U.S. BLS)
  • 1768
    graduates since 1974 fulfilling our mission

Physician assistants (PA) are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications.

Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program

  • 8
  • $39M
    grant funding
  • 3.6
    average years to graduation

The Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program at the University of Kentucky is among the few of its kind in the nation to grant a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences and has one of the highest percentages of students graduating within five years at the university.