College of Health
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) College of Health (COH) mission is to advance the health and well-being of people and communities. COH is a recognized leader in health education, research, and service in Alaska and the world. With more than 45 certificate or degree programs in 16 academic and research units, the College of Health helps students launch their career or find continuing education opportunities in Alaska's fastest growing industry.
COH offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree options for students who are attracted to people-oriented vocations. It also provides an exceptional opportunity for cross-disciplinary studies as they relate to the human aspects of culture, and helps to prepare graduates for the increasingly integrated approaches to service delivery demanded by the healthcare industry. Enhanced and supported by the collaborative environment, COH students explore opportunities throughout the healthcare ecosystem, engage in undergraduate and graduate research, and prepare for rewarding careers on cutting-edge equipment and the latest technology. The college’s multidisciplinary approach positively affects policy and practice in Alaska and students have an opportunity to help address some of the 49th State's most challenging issues.
COH’s world-class faculty focuses instruction and research on the well-being of individuals as well as the global community through the college’s six (6) research centers:
- Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
- Interprofessional Simulation Center
- Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
- Center for Human Development
- Justice Center
- National Resource Center for Alaska Natives
Together, through multidisciplinary approaches, the schools, departments, centers, and institutes take direct action to address the needs and potentials of Alaska’s peoples and communities.