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Community Health, A.A.

Requirements

Students in the Department of Public and Community Health may receive an Associate in Science or Arts with an emphasis in Community Health: an Integrated Studies Bachelor of Science or Arts with a Community Health Emphasis; a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in one of the following areas: Community Health Emphasis, Health Services Administration Emphasis, or School Health Education. A minor in Community Health Education is available, as well as an endorsement for School Health Education.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) 
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)
  MATH 1050

College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)

  MATH 1090

College Algebra for Business (3.0) (recommended for Business majors)

 
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 17 Credits
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  HLTH 1200 First Aid 2
  HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management 3
  HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
  HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society 3
Complete 3 credits from the following: 3
  COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (3.0)
  ENVT 1110 Introduction to Environmental Management (3.0)
  ENVT 1200 Environmental Worker Safety (3.0)
  ENVT 2560 Environmental Health (3.0)
  EXSC 270G Foundations of Exercise Science (3.0)
  HLTH 1300 Medical Terminology I (2.0)
  HLTH 2200 Introduction to Health Professions (2.0)
  HLTH 3000 Health Concepts of Death and Dying (3.0)
  HLTH 3240 Womens Health Issues (3.0)
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior (3.0)
  NUTR 2020 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (3.0)
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span (3.0)
  PSY 2250 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships  (3.0)
Elective Requirements: 8 Credits
  Same Foreign Language (1010 and 1020) 8

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours though course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the AA degree, completion of 8 credit hours of course work from one language.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
American Institutions see catalog 3
Fine Arts see catalog 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences or Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
MATH see catalog 3
Social Science see catalog 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Nutrition 3
Biology see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
3rd Science see catalog 3
HLTH 1200 First Aid 2
HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 2400 Stress Management 3
HLTH 2600 Drugs, Behavior & Society 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH Elective see catalog 3
Same Foreign Language
see catalog 3
Same Foreign Language
see catalog 3
Same Foreign Language see catalog 2
Humanities see catalog 3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name: Public & Community Health
Location: Health Professions Building West Campus 987 S Geneva Rd Orem, UT
Telephone: 801-863-8651
Email: dockstker@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/publichealth/
Chair: Lynley Murphy, Ph.D.
Chair UVU Email:  
 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Community Health is to contribute to the improvement of the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Academic study and course work is designed to guide students toward the intelligent self direction of their health behavior. The department is committed to the development of academic programs that will assist students in the achievement of their professional goals, within the health care field. The faculty is dedicated to superior teaching, professional development (scholarship), and service.

 
 

Public & Community Health

  • Administrative Support: Kristie Dockstader
  • Mail Stop: 170
  • Telephone: 801-863-8651
  • Email: dockstkr@uvu.edu


Courses in the Public and Community Health area of study lead to possible careers in community health education and promotion, school health, health care management, and other community health and human service administration.

Students in the Department of Public and Community Health may receive an Associate in Science or Arts with an emphasis in Community Health; an Integrated Studies Bachelor of Science or Arts with a Community Health Emphasis; a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in one of the following areas: Community Health Emphasis, School Health Education Emphasis, Health Services Administration; or a Health Minor with an emphasis in Community Health Education or School Health Education.

The Public and Community Health program at UVU provides support courses for General Education, the Elementary Education program, and the Integrated Studies program. The department is committed to provide course work that will enable students to complete an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts Degree with a pre-major in Community Health, and that can be transferred to other institutions.

 
 

College of Science & Health

  • Dean: Daniel Fairbanks
  • Office: SB 241
  • Telephone: 801-863-8980
 
 

Faculty

Nelson Atehortua(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



M.S., Healthcare Management, Universidad del Norte, Columbia; M.P.H. Health Education, Western Kentucky University; Ph.D. Health Education, Texas A & M University.

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Brian Barthel(1998)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Health Science/Community Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University.

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James Bemel(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Health Promotion, Weber State University; M.S., Public Health/Health Services Administration, Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Mary Brown(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



M.S., Community Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Matthew Flint(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.H.Ed., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Education/Health Promotion, Oregon State University.

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Sarah Hall(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.A., English, M.P.S., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Global Health, Arizona State University.

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Vance Hillman(1994)

Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, M.H.Ed., Community Health, Brigham Young University; A.D., Registered Nurse, Weber State University Ph.D., Community Health Education, Southern Illinois University.

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TeriSue Smith Jackson(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Community Health, M.S., Public Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah.

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Reba Keele(2003)

Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Speech and Drama, M.A., Rhetoric and Public Address; Ph.D., Rhetoric and Public Address, Purdue University.

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Merilee Larsen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; M.P.H., Health Education, Loma Linda University.

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Lynley Rowan(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Health Education, M.S., Health Services, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Robert Walsh(2002)

Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Brigham Young University; M. H. E., Health Education, Idaho State University; Ed.D., Health Education, University of Idaho.

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