Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital College of Health Sciences (MTRH-CHS) was started in March 2004 with Kenya registered community health nursing being the first program to be offered. The steadily gradual growth since then has seen four more major programs added. (Refer to academic programs module). The College is registered by relevant national academic and regulatory entities such as Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), and TVETA (Technical & Vocational Education and Training Authority). The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), Clinical Officers Council (COC), Association of Medical Records Officers of Kenya (AMRO-K).
Being a tertiary educational institution, students admitted to various academic programs are from within Uasin Gishu County , neighbouring counties and the whole country.