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Community Health - Community Health Education Emphasis, B.S.

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: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
In order to be matriculated into the 'Community Health' program, students must complete all general education requirements; HLTH 3200 & ZOOL 1090 with at least a C- grade; STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 (for Community Health majors), MATH 1050, MATH 1055, or MATH 1090 (for Health Services Administration majors); and a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  
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: STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 (for Community Health Education majors), MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 (for Health Services Administration majors);   3
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0) (for Community Health Education emphasis)
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0) 
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0) (for Health Services Administration emphasis)
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors)  (3.0)
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 (HLTH 2800 recommended) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 26 Credits
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  ENVT 2560 Environmental Health 3
  HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
  HLTH 3230 Professional Development for Community Health 2
  HLTH 3260 Modifying Health Behavior 3
  HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
  HLTH 350G International Health 3
 or HLTH 440G Health and Diversity (3.0)  
  HLTH 3800 Epidemiology 3
  HLTH 3700 Grant Writing  (3.0)
or HLTH 4600 Research Methods for Community Health 3
Elective Requirements:  
  Complete any course 1000 level or higher. 3
Emphasis Requirements: 28 Credits
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society 3
  HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
  HLTH 3600 Social Promotion 3
  HLTH 3750 Biostatistics for Public Health 3
  HLTH 4140 Community Health Assessment and Program Development 3
  HLTH 4160 Program Implementation and Evaluation 3
  HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics 3
  HLTH 482R Community Health Internship (1.0) 4
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 28 Credits
Complete 15 credits of the following- at least 6 of which are upper division 15
  HLTH 1200 First Aid  (2.0)  
  HLTH 2000 Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Weight Management  (3.0)
  HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management  (3.0)
  HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality  (3.0)
  HLTH 3000 Health Concepts of Death and Dying  (3.0)
  HLTH 3240 Womens Health Issues  (3.0)
  HLTH 3250 Consumer Health  (3.0)
  HLTH 3300 Health Promotion for Older Adults  (3.0)
  HLTH 4250 Health Services Organization and Policy  
  HLTH 4720 CHES Preparation  (2.0)  
  HLTH 490R Special Topics in Community Health  (1.0)
  NUTR 2020 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle  (3.0)
Complete 13 credits of any courses 1000 or higher (minor). 13

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits. A minimum of at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours must be earned at UVU.
  2. A minimum of 34 credit hours must be in the major with minimum of 20 credits taken at UVU. A minimum of 20 Health credits must be upper-division.
  3. Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or better: HLTH 3200 and all Emphasis Courses.
  4. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in Major and Minor courses.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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
Unrestricted elective see catalog 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
Social Science see catalog 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Nutrition 3
Unrestricted Elective see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics 3
Humanities see catalog 3
3rd Science see catalog 3
HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health  3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
HLTH 3260 Modifying Health Behavior 3
HLTH 2600 Drugs, Behavior, and Society 3
HLTH Elective see catalog  3
Unrestricted elective see catalog 2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3230 Professional Development for Community Health 2
HLTH 4140 (Fall only) Community Health Assessment & Planning (Part I) 3
HLTH 3800 Epidemiology 3
HLTH 490R or ENVT 2560 Special Topics Environmental Health or Environmental Health 3
HLTH 350G or HLTH 440G International Health or Health and Diversity 3
HLTH Elective See catalog 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 4160 (Spring only) Implementation and Evaluation (Part II) 3
HLTH 3600 Social Promotion 3
HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics 3
Unrestricted elective see catalog 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 482R Internship 4
HLTH 3750 Biostatistics 3
Upper Health elective see catalog 3
Upper Health elective see catalog 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3700 or HLTH 4600 Grant Writing or Research Methods 3
HLTH 4720 CHES Prep 2
HLTH Elective see catalog 3
HLTH Elective see catalog 3
  Semester total: 11
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name: Public & Community Health
Location: Health Professions Building West Campus 987 S Geneva Rd Orem, UT
Telephone: 801-863-8651
Email: tcasanova@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/publichealth/
Chair: Mary Brown
 
 

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: Taylor Casanova
  • Mail Stop: 170
  • Telephone: 801-863-8651
  • Email: tcasanova@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 Health and Public Service

  • Dean: David McEntire
  • Office: HA 2015
  • Telephone: 801-863-7817
 
 

Faculty

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)

Associate 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



B.S., 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., Global Health, Arizona State 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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Merilee Larsen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



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

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Lynley Murphy(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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Mindy Steadman(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; M.P.H., Public Health, Brigham Young University.

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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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Blake Waters(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.U.S., Environmental Health, M.P.A., Public Administration, Ph.D., public Health University of Utah.

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