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College of Health and Public Service

 
 

The College of Health & Public Service (CHPS) provides rigorous professional training and educational opportunities that engage students and advance aviation, criminal justice, community health, dental hygiene, forensic science, law enforcement, emergency services, nursing, respiratory Therapy, and other related health and public service professions. CHPS embraces student and community engaged learning that is at the core of UVU’s mission. Our goal is to provide professionally competent individuals who will not only provide communities within Utah with a population of highly trained people, but also leaders in their communities.

The College of Health and Public Service dean’s office is located at the Provo Airport in Hangar A (HA).  Our address is 1155 Slide Line Drive, Provo, UT 84601. 

  • Dean: David A. McEntire
  • Office: HB 207
  • Telephone: 801-863-7817
  • Email: david.mcentire@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: MS 314
  • Assistant Dean: Dustin Berlin
  • Office: HA 203
  • Telephone: 801-863-7870
  • Email: berlindu@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Susie Nicol
  • Office: HA 205
  • Telephone: 801-863-7817
  • Email: susie.king@uvu.edu
  • Financial Assistant to the Dean: Rebecca Richins
  • Office: HA 206
  • Telephone: 801-863-7517
  • Email: rebecca.richins@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Assistant: Carrie Matheson  
  • Office: HA 208
  • Telephone: 801-863-5848
  • Email: carriem@uvu.edu
  • Assistant Director, Major Gifts: JIm Demary
  • Office: HA 208
  • Telephone: 801-863-5827
  • Email: jim.demary@uvu.edu
  • Communications Specialist: Kaitlin Taft
  • Office: LC 219
  • Telephone: 801-863-7771
  • Email: ktaft@uvu.edu
  • Internship Coordinator: James McCoy
  • Office: HA 208
  • Telephone: 801-863-5702
  • Email: james.mccoy@uvu.edu
  • IT Technician: Nathan Montgomery
  • Office: HA 102
  • Telephone: 801-863-7756
  • Email: NMontgomery@uvu.edu
 
 

Degrees Offered

Master of Science

Nursing

Public Service

Bachelor of Science

Aviation Science

  • Aviation Administration
  • Professional Pilot

Community Health

  • Community Health
  • Health Services Administration

Criminal Justice

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration

  • Emergency Care
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Assistance

Forensic Science

  • Forensic Investigation
  • Forensic Laboratory

Nursing

Respiratory Therapy

School Health Education

Associate in Science/Arts

Aviation Science

Community Health

Criminal Justice

Emergency Services

Health Sciences

Intelligence Studies

Nursing

Associate in Applied Science

Aviation Science

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services

  • Aviation Fire Officer
  • Fire Officer
  • Firefighter/Emergency Care

Respiratory Therapy Pre-Professional

Wildland Fire Management

Certificate of Completion

Firefighter Recruit Candidate

Paramedic

Certificate of Proficiency

Law Enforcement Academy

National Security Studies

Minor

Community Health Education

Criminal Justice

Forensic Science

National Security Studies

School Health Education

 
 

Programs

For program descriptions, see individual departmental sections in this catalog or on the department webpages.

Allied Health

Dental Hygiene

The primary responsibility of the Dental Hygienist is the prevention of oral health problems. The dental hygienist is a licensed professional and a member of the dental team, responsible for providing preventative and therapeutic care and education for the control of oral disease. Providing dental hygiene care requires application of biological and psychosocial concepts of health and human functioning.

Respiratory Therapy

  • Program Coordinator: Max Eskelson
  • Office: HP 142d
  • Telephone: 801-863-5897
  • Email:  Max.Eskelson@uvu.edu

Aviation Science


The mission of UVU Aviation Science is to provide a superior educational experience which prepares students for successful careers and promotes responsible citizenship in a global aviation environment. Degrees are offered through technology-enhanced traditional classroom and innovative online delivery methods. Simulations and flight training are integrated with scholarly work to create a complete and well-balanced aeronautics program. The curriculum is developed through ties with industry to incorporate changing standards in technology and procedural advances. Our student-centered approach encourages leadership and engaged life-long learning. We emphasize public awareness and safety in aviation as our commitment to the community at large.

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

Center for National Security Studies

  • Director: Ryan J. Vogel
  • Office: CB 310j
  • Telephone: 801-863-6891
  • Email: Ryan.Vogel@uvu.edu

Law Enforcement Academy

The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to provide students with a complete understanding of both the theory and practice of the Criminal Justice system, Forensic Science  field, and area of national security. The Criminal Justice Department endeavors to expose students to crucial thinking skills, engaged learning and effective communication; engender creative problem solving skills that results from the ability to acquire and evaluate information; provide opportunities to navigate advanced technological systems combining theory with extensive hands-on practice using equipment currently used by professional practitioners; provide the opportunity for personal and social growth and to become awareness of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and political forces that shape our society.

Emergency Services

  • Department Chair: Gary Noll
  • Office: FS 202a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7741
  • Email:  Gary.Noll@uvu.edu

The mission of the department of Emergency Services at Utah Valley University is to support emergency services, crisis and disaster relief through excellence and innovation in education, training, scholarship, and service.

Institute for Emergency Services & Homeland Security

  • Under the Direction ofJohn Fisher
  • Office: FS 120a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7732
  • Email: John.Fisher@uvu.edu

The mission of the Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security at Utah Valley University is to support preparedness, resiliency, and security disciplines through excellence and innovation in education, training, and scholarly research.

The Institute can collaborate with other institutions of higher education, as well as local, regional, national agencies, and private sector interests, in order to reach all target audiences identified by the Department of Homeland Security, as well as fill a much needed niche in higher education. Collaboration will allow us to work with other dimensions of a broader Homeland Security framework to plan for, create and implement local, regional and possibly national educational and training programs designed to prepare people with responsibilities for prevention, initial response, mitigation, and recovery of local, regional, and/or national security incidents.

Nursing

  • Department Chair: Dale Maughan
  • Office: HP 203x
  • Telephone: 801-863-7411
  • Email: Dale.Maughan@uvu.edu


The UVU Department of Nursing provides quality nursing education, helping students to cultivate knowledge, sound clinical judgment, and a foundation for lifelong learning, as they progress toward becoming competent, caring nurses in a complex and changing healthcare environment. Students learn patient-centered care, inquiry and reasoning skills, nursing roles and collaboration, and quality and safety principles, preparing them to work successfully in a variety of healthcare settings.

Public & Community Health

  • Department Chair: Mary Brown
  • Office: HP 101u
  • Telephone: 801-863-7398
  • Email:  brownma@uvu.edu

Public and Community Health graduates pursue a variety of careers, including health education, health promotion, and health services administration. Graduates are qualified to work in government health agencies and in private-sector settings, such as public health departments, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, and specialized health agencies such as the American Heart Association. An emphasis in School Health Education prepares students to teach health in secondary education.

Public Service

The Master of Public Service (MPS) degree at UVU develops the next generation of public service administrators. The MPS offers students an applied and engaging public sector education with broad based knowledge, skills, and abilities in public service administration. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on managing, leading, and administering vital public services and public safety functions with an emphasis on ethical considerations, communications, strategic planning, public policy issues, and research methods.

Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA)

Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA) mission is to educate, train, validate, and support the fire and emergency services at the highest quality level possible.