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.
For additional information, go to: www.uky.edu/chs/clm.
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: www.uky.edu/chs/clinical-leadership-and-management/admissions
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.
Sarah Sheff, Ph.D.