/ by UK HealthCare
Since its inception in 1966, the UK College of Health Sciences has served as the gateway to allied health professions, and the college was among the first of 13 charter schools in the nation to offer a pathway for students wishing to study allied health. Allied health encompasses a broad group of health professionals, such as athletic trainers and dietitians, who use evidence-based practices to diagnose, evaluate and treat acute and chronic diseases as well as to promote disease prevention and wellness.
Under the leadership of Dean Scott Lephart, the fastest growing college on campus also boasts the highest four-year graduation rate. The College of Health Sciences is known for having highly selective programs that attract a diverse student body that is committed to bridging the healthcare gap by addressing health disparities, especially in the most rural areas.
In 2017, the college opened its Sports Medicine Research Institute, a 10,000-square-foot facility dedicated to conducting research about injury prevention and performance optimization for professional and collegiate athletes, as well as the tactical athletes of the U.S. military. The center recently received a $4 million research contract from the United States Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research.
Watch the video to see how the UK College of Health Sciences is creating the leaders of tomorrow and advancing healthcare through interdisciplinary education, research and discovery.