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Healthcare Services, A.A.S.


The Associate in Applied Science in Healthcare Services is designed for individuals working in a health-related area who have obtained, or are working toward a technical certification, license, etc. Many of these students will be looking for a pathway to allow them better upward mobility in their professions or education to help them become a certified health professional. Students initially finish a program at Mountainland Technical College to develop a portfolio that presents licenses and work-related certifications as well as provides a rationale for receiving technical, experiential credit. Students matriculating into UVU’s AAS program will add to their portfolio core courses that provide fundamental knowledge of health professions, human anatomy and physiology, as well as elective courses; students enhance their technical knowledge and skills in one or more health-related areas (e.g. surgical technician, medical assistant, and medical billing and coding).

Total Program Credits: 64

Matriculation Requirements:  

Completion of an approved MTECH articulated certificate

General Education Requirements: 17 Credits
  Complete one of the following:   3
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing  
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (4)
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra   (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  Any Humanities or Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Any Social Science Distribution 3
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
 or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4)  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life  (2)
Healthcare Services Core: 35 Credits
  HLTH 2200 Introduction to Health Professions 2
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  30 credit hours of R473 articulation agreement 30
Healthcare Services Electives: 12 Credits
  HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management (3)  
  HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society (3)  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4)  
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory (1)  
Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4)  
Introduction to Dental Professions (1)  
Emergency Medical Response (3)  
Emergency Medical Technician Basic (9)  
Basic Computer Applications (3)  
Business Computer Proficiency (3)  
Foundations of Human Nutrition (3)  
Financial Accounting (3)  
Managerial Accounting (3)  
Survey of Respiratory Therapy (1)  
Written Business Communication WE (3)  
General Psychology (3)  
Human Development Life Span (3)  
Introduction to Sociology (3)  
Human Anatomy (3)  
Human Anatomy Laboratory (1)  
Human Physiology (3)  
Human Physiology Laboratory (1)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. All Health Service core electives must be completed with a C- or higher.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Completion of an approved and articulated MTECH certificate

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. (Note: Last updated May, 2015. See department for changes.)

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
30 credits from MTECH 30
  Semester total: 30
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or Introduction to Academic Writing CC or 3
ENGH 1005  Literacies and Composition Across Contexts CC  
HLTH 2200 Introduction to Health Professions  2
HLTH 1100 or Personal Health and Wellness TE or 2
EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life TE  
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning QL 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1010 General Biology BB 3
Social Science 3
Elective Requirement 3
Elective Requirement 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology BB 3
Elective Requirement 3
Elective Requirement 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 64


Allied Health

The Allied Health department is in the College of Health and Public Service. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Allied Health department, visit their website.

Dental Hygiene              Respiratory Therapy              Healthcare Services

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize the specialized knowledge and skills necessary in various health professio
  2. Develop effective strategies in communicating ethically and culturally sensitive information that engage individuals and communities in the promotion of health policies, programs, and interventions.
  3. Recognize basic anatomy and physiology.
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