Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Leadership and Management, B.H.S.

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Graduates of the Clinical Leadership and Management program earn a Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.S.) degree. The UK Clinical Leadership and Management Bachelor of Health Sciences degree lays the groundwork for graduates to pursue graduate education and careers as competent, evidence-informed, effective leaders and life-long learners prepared to engage in ethical and interprofessional healthcare management practice. Graduates develop fundamental knowledge, values, and skills to lead with cultural humility and promote compassionate, efficient, responsive services to improve healthcare outcomes, the patient experience, access to healthcare, and quality of life for people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Program graduates will be prepared to assume greater responsibilities at their current jobs, be better qualified for job promotions, and be positioned for graduate studies.

This degree program accommodates freshmen with an interest in healthcare administration, as well as associates degree, or transfer students from many allied health disciplines including, but not limited to: radiological technology, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, clinical laboratory technicians, and nursing. Students who graduate from the Clinical Leadership and Management program may pursue careers such as: practice manager, patient experience, healthcare non-profit management, medical sales, etc.

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Application Process and Requirements

The Clinical Leadership Management program employs a comprehensive admissions model in which a number of factors are evaluated. Admissions information, including evaluation criteria and application deadlines can be found on the program’s website:

Academic advising and information about admissions is available from:

William Bickers, B.A.
Director of Recruitment


Casey Shadix, Ph.D.
Director of Student Affairs


Randa Remer, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions

All transfer credits to meet CLM program core courses and electives must receive prior approval by the CLM Director of Undergraduate Studies or student advisor. For additional information about program content, email Professor Sarah Kercsmar at:

Sarah Kercsmar, Ph.D.
CLM Director of Undergraduate Studie

Students will have to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in the CLM Core Courses and an overall GPA of 2.8 in all courses. If during any semester the student drops below the GPAs designated above, the student will be placed on probation for one semester and if the GPA remains below 3.0 for the CLM Core Courses or less than an overall GPA of 2.8 the student will be suspended from the program.

For More Information


Sarah Kercsmar, Ph.D.
CLM Director of Undergraduate Studies

Heather Hardesty, M.S.
Academic Advisor

Sarah Sheff, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 31

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Premajor hours: 5

Major hours: 62


Students must take 22 elective credit hours, of which 15 must be at the 300-level or higher.

Elective hours: 22

Total Hours: 120

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