College of Health


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Mission and vision

Our Mission: Advancing the health and well-being of people and communities.

Our Vision: Leading toward a healthier tomorrow

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Find the degree that matches your interests and talents. Learn more about our academic degrees and departments, connect with an academic advisor, or learn about the resources at UAA that can help you be successful in your degree.

Academic Degrees & Certificates

Department Listing

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about the college of Health

With more than 45 certificate or degree program options to choose from, the College of Health will help you launch your career, or find continuing education opportunities in Alaska's Healthcare industry.

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News & Stories

  • Pharmacist

    Staffing shortages at Alaska pharmacies continue after pandemic-related shakeup

     |  Alaska Public Media  | 

    Alaska continues to see staffing shortages at pharmacies, made worse by the pandemic, but also due to conditions affecting the state more broadly. UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy program faculty member, Dr. Coleman Cutchins, discusses the issue with Alaska Public Media.

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    Pharmacy Fusion: a Psychological and Pharmaceutical examination of fear!

     |  Tom Wadsworth  |  ,

    Who’s ready to be scared? For this episode of Pharmacy Fusion, we're venturing into the eerie and enigmatic realms of fear, a topic that touches on both the psychological and pharmaceutical aspects of our lives.

  • pharmacist hands working with lab equipment

    Pharmacy Fusion: UAA/ISU alumn discovers a love for pharmaceutical sciences

     |  Tom Wadsworth  | 

    There are many pathways a person can take in choosing their career. Have you ever thought about how many people have degrees they aren't using? Chris Nicolette thought he wanted to be a pharmacist but along the way realized how much he loved the science of studying drug interactions in the human body. Now, he's working to earn a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at ISU, and looking forward to a promising future in the world of pharmacology and drug discovery.

  • incoming PharmD students in white coats

    White Coat Ceremony Welcomes future Alaska Pharmacists into ISU PharmD Program

     |  Vicki Nechodomu  | 

    The UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy Program welcomed the next cohort of students as they begin their journey toward becoming the next generation of Alaska's pharmacists.

  • Bernie's Check

    Bernie’s Pharmacy helps educate Alaska pharmacists for fifth year in a row

     |  Jennifer Motes  | 

    Bernie’s Pharmacy is an Alaskan-owned, independent pharmacy in Anchorage, founded in 1980 by life-long Alaskan, Bernie Klouda. Over the years, Bernie provided the opportunity for pharmacy students to complete their intern rotations at Bernie’s Pharmacy, mentoring many pharmacy students and new pharmacists. Bernie had a long and distinguished career, and he believed strongly that educating pharmacists was important to ensure the health of Alaskans.