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The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in a variety of health care disciplines.

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Our undergraduate programs prepare students for initial entry into practice in clinical and health-related professions and provide a solid foundation for further education. CNHS graduate programs offer preparation for advanced practice and professional leadership.

First-Year Undergraduate Applicants

In addition to university entrance requirements (four years of English, three years of math, two years of a foreign language, three years of a natural or physical science including a lab, and three years of social sciences), College of Nursing and Health Sciences applicants must complete the following:

  • one year of biology
  • one year of chemistry
  • four years of math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus

Additional science course work in the senior year of high school is recommended for all programs. One year of physics is recommended for medical radiation sciences and athletic training program applicants.

Candidates for admission to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences must be able to perform certain essential functions. These include the capacity to observe and communicate; sufficient motor ability to perform physical diagnostic examinations and basic laboratory and clinical procedures; emotional stability to exercise good judgment and to work effectively in stressful situations; and intellectual ability to synthesize data and solve problems.

Undergraduate Programs

Minor and Certificate Programs

Transfer Applicants

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences welcomes qualified transfer applications from within UVM and from other accredited colleges and universities. Selection of applicants is competitive, and the opportunity to transfer into a major, even from within the university, is not assured. In addition to GPA, relevant volunteer or work experience in a clinical setting will be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Transfer information by program

Fall 2019 Transfer Group Drop-In Sessions

Drop in when you can to learn more about a program or the transfer process. All sessions take place in Rowell Building room 001 unless otherwise noted.


  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28, 12-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29, 3-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30, 1-2 p.m.


  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 12-1 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 28, 9-10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 10-11 a.m.


  • Monday, Nov. 11, 12-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 3-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 15, 10-11 a.m.

Contact or call (802) 656-3858 for details.

Graduate Applicants

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers advanced degrees in communication sciences and disorders, medical laboratory science, nursing, physical activity and wellness science, physical therapy and human functioning and rehabilitation science.

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Admission information by program

Information Sessions

Graduate program info sessions are held throughout the year. Please contact for details.


CNHS students will be notified about college-specific scholarships for which they are eligible.


Contact Us

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Hall
(802) 656-3858