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Positively impacting health and wellness in Colorado and beyond

Meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape through a flight of innovative programs that include education, practice, research and service. Work closely with highly qualified faculty in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings to develop the hands-on skills needed for a career as a healthcare professional. We're confident you'll be ready to tackle any challenge.

We’re leaders in our fields, so you’re better prepared to be a leader in yours.

We want you to reach your goal, which is why we offer exactly what you need to succeed: innovations in teaching and research, hands-on learning, and knowledgeable and experienced faculty. We also are expanding our facilities, featuring the brand new Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, set to open in 2020. Our facilities, including the soon-to-be-built Hybl Center, offer broad opportunities to students in the realms of medical practice and athlete care.

Innovative and established programs to fuel your success

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BSN students in our simulation lab.
Baccalaureate education provides the entry level preparation for professional nursing practice. Traditional and Accelerated options available.
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RN-to-BSN online student studies on his laptop.
Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) or have an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)? Earn your BSN at UCCS.
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Nurse practitioner student exams a patient.
Build upon and expand your knowledge, values, and skills. Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Masters programs available.
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A nursing instructor collaborates with a student.
The DNP represents the highest level of preparation in nursing practice. Our Post-Masters and Post-BSN programs will get you there.
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Exercise science students learning in the lab.
Seek a career in sport science and medicine. Our program highlights university relationships with local sport organizations and health care providers.
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A man walking on an exercise machine.
Seek to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, behavior change, and environmental improvement.
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Athletic training students work with their instructor
Athletic training involves emergency management, patient care-giving, medicine and sports all wrapped into one profession.
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UCCS HealthCircle
Housed in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, UCCS HealthCircle is a unique partnership that fuses the health services of UCCS.
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Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center
The Hybl Center will promote a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach driven by teamwork and a passion for translating research into solutions.

Our professors are experts in their fields

Andrew Subudhi
Department Chair
"At UCCS, I get to do things I’m really passionate about and I want to inspire students to find something they’re really passionate about, too. I believe the professors across campus feel the same way.”
Fueled by a passion for human performance
Subudhi is excited for the new, state-of-the-art Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, which he described as an academic milestone that nobody else in the country can offer. The Hybl Center will blend educational classrooms and labs alongside a working sports medicine clinic and performance center, which Subudhi said will lead to unparalleled opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
 

Explore Our Departments

Nursing

Career options for nursing degrees are extensive and abundant. Hospitals and out-patient facilities need nurses, but so do many other sectors of the healthcare industry, from schools and military bases to substance abuse centers, home health programs, and insurance companies.

Health Sciences

From working for corporate and insurance-based wellness programs to healthcare marketing, communications and management to facilitating public health initiatives, Health Science graduates will be on the cutting edge of next generation healthcare delivery systems and procedures.

Human Physiology & Nutrition

Be well-prepared to pursue advanced professional healthcare careers in medicine, dental, occupational and physical therapy or medical research. Featuring a foundational, science-based curriculum, the Human Physiology and Nutrition program offers a flexible degree program which allows you to utilize electives to enhance your education with curricula to map to your career initiatives.

Unique Opportunities: UCCS Simulation Learning Center
Learning By Doing at UCCS
Train with our advanced simulation manikins that bleed, sweat, have seizures, and experience cardiac episodes. Work with our mother, newborn baby and five-year-old child manikins to experience realistic labor, delivery, emergency and child-specific medical situations. Practice responding to emergent situations you may not encounter in your clinical rotations.

What Our Students Are Saying

Amanda Fuchuck
RN-to-BSN Student
"As a rural resident, I receive rural scholarship funding and enjoy the small-school environment combined with University-level education."
Flexible RN-to-BSN Helps Student Fast Track Her Nursing Career
Amanda participates in the dual enrollment RN to BSN at UCCS and does her clinical work at Fort Morgan Community College.
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