Are you ready for a career making the world a better place? With a degree from the
UAA College of Health, you'll master the knowledge and tools you need to help people
and make your community healthier. The college is Alaska's hub for degrees in health
care and social services, with 45+ academic programs in clinical health care, social
assistance, justice, and public health. Many of the college's programs prepare you
for frontline careers providing care or services directly to patients and clients.
Other programs train you to help people and communities through research, education,
laboratory work, or administration. No matter what profession you pursue, you'll be part of our far-reaching community
of healers, helpers, and change-agents. Our alumni are improving lives across Alaska
and around the world—in hospitals and clinics, government agencies, nonprofits, private
practices and countless other settings. This page is designed to guide you, our future
students, in further exploring what is in store for you at UAA. Here's what you'll
find on this page:
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.
School of Nursing assistant professor Megan Volkov is awarded the Advocate State Award for Excellence in Alaska in recognition of her significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners.
Anchorage’s new Mobile Crisis Team — which includes fire service administration alumnus Michael Riley — responds specifically to mental health emergencies, saving traditional first responders crucial time and resources.
Is a career in clinical, community, or behavioral health right for you?
AKCIS is a free resource available to Alaska residents, made possible through a partnership
between the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and the Alaska Department
of Labor and Workforce Development. You can take a personality inventory, explore
career information including national and state data on job growth, salary, etc.,
and explore related programs of study.
Career Coach is a resource made available by the Univeristy of Alaska to guide inidividuals
in exploring career options. You can take a Career Assessment to learn more about
yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests.
You may also choose to browse career infromation to learn more about professions within
various career clusters.
Located in the heart of Alaska’s ever-growing health and social work industry, UAA
provides extensive real-world experience and networking opportunities for students.
Student Opportunities & Support
We want to see our students thrive inside and outside of the classroom through opportunities
such as internships, research, student clubs and organizations, academic advising,
and other student services.
Our faculty members are experts in their fields and innovative educators representing
diverse communities and perspectives from across the globe. They care about student
success and share a great passion for learning and community health and well-being.
Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of people and communities and
our students get an opportunity to do just that. Our faculty and students are involved
in community clinics, K-12 outreach programs, and research that makes a difference.
COH programs are run out of some of the newest buildings on UAA's main campus, featuring
state-of-the art labs and equipment, as well as 15 campus locations across the state.
Research that Matters
Our faculty and students are involved in some of the most important research happening
in Alaska including critical issues like disease prevention, homelessness, criminal
justice reform, and climate change, just to name a few.
Request a tour: We offer tours to individuals and groups of College of Health facilities. Tours can
be tailored to fit your needs, and can offer demonstrations, lectures, and other engaging
interactions for large groups such as class field trips.
Request Information: Fill out our online form to request more information about UAA and programs offered
at the College of Health.
Speak with a recuiter:Whether you are still considering your career options or choosing a university to
attend, our recruiter is available to chat with you and get you the answers you need
while making these decisions.
Schedule a Green and Gold Visit:Get to know campus with a guided tour, talk to an Admissions Counselor and ask important
questions about UAA and the college search process.
Take a virtual tour:Explore everything UAA has to offer from the comfort of your home through UAA's, interactive
Request a guest lecture: Our faculty are passionate about their career fields and would love to visit your
classrooms and organizations to present on a variety of topics. Learn more about guest
lecture topics and how to request a visit.