Future Students

Be the change you want to see

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:



College of Health News & Stories



Is a career in clinical, community, or behavioral health right for you?

AKCIS LogoExplore the Alaska Career Information System

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 logoVisit the University of Alaska Career Coach

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.



  • Children’s Behavioral Health: OEC
  • Conflict Resolution: OEC
  • Diversity & Social Justice: OEC
  • Human Services: BHS / AAS / Minor
  • Interprofessional Child Welfare: OEC
  • Justice: BA / Minor
  • Legal Studies: BA / Minor
  • Paralegal Studies: AAS / PBCT
  • Social Work: BSW / MSW
  • Social Welfare Studies: Minor
  • Health Sciences BS
  • Public Health: MPH / Minor
  • Dental Assisting: AAS / Undergraduate Certificate
  • Dental Hygiene: BS
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: AAS
  • Dietetics: BS 
  • Nutrition: Minor
  • Dietetics & Nutrition: MS 
  • Fire & Emergency Services Technology: AAS
  • Kinesiology: BS
  • Athletic Training: Minor
  • Outdoor Leadership: AAS / Minor
  • Medical Assisting: AAS
  • Medical Laboratory Science: BS
  • Medical Laboratory Technology: AAS
  • Medical Office Coding: OEC
  • Nursing: DNP / MS / BSN / AAS
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Grad. Cert. 
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Grad. Cert.  
  • Nursing Education: Grad. Cert.
  • Paramedical Technology: AAS
  • Phlebotomy: OEC
  • Pharmacy Technology: OEC
  • Physical Therapist Assistant: AAS
  • Pre-Medical Studies: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Radiologic Technology: AAS
  • Speech-Language Pathology: PBCT / Minor
  • Surgical Technology: AAS
  • Physician Assistant Studies: MCHS
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders: MS
  • Medicine: MD
  • Occupational Therapy: OTD
  • Pharmacy: PharmD

  • Medical Assisting

    WWAMI School of Medicine

    Surgical Technology

  • UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy Program



Why choose the UAA College of Health?

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Alaska’s Health and Social Services Hub

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.

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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.

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Expert Faculty

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.

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Community Engagement

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.

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Cutting-Edge Facilities

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.

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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. 


Next Steps



Continue Exploring:


  • 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 virtual tour.
  • 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.

Katherine Pascua

Katherine Pascua, Student Recruiter



Contact Us:
Katherine Pascua
Student Recruitment Specialist
UAA College of Health
(907) 786-6911 


UAA Professional Studies Building
2533 Providence Drive, Suite 234
Anchorage, Alaska, 99508