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Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The certificate will be housed in the Department of Behavioral Science yet is an interdisciplinary (Public and Community Health, Nursing, and Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Family Studies) undergraduate gerontology certificate that allows students to build a unique set of credentials they compose from a menu of existing UVU courses that meet the guidelines set forth by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

Total Program Credits: 18
Discipline Core Requirements:   9 Credits
Complete 9 credits from this list of core classes: 9
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
or FAMS 1100 Life Span Development in the Family (3.0)  
  BESC 3550 Thanatology--Death and Dying 3
or HLTH 3000 Health Concepts of Death and Dying (3.0)  
  SOC 375G Sociology of Aging (3.0) 3
Elective Requirements:   9 Credits
Complete 6 credits from this list of core classes: 6
  FAMS 3850 Adult Development and Aging (3.0)  
  EXSC 4100 Fitness Across the Lifespan (3.0)  
  FAMS 2800 Teaching Human Sexuality (3.0)  
or HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality (3.0)  
or PSY 2800 Human Sexuality (3.0)  
  FAMS 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
or COMM 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
  FAMS 4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
or COMM 4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation (3.0)  
  FAMS 4300 Family Dispute Resolution (3.0)  
  FAMS 4500 Family Life Education Methodology (3.0)  
  FAMS 4660 Family Financial and Resource Management (3.0)  
  HLTH 3240 Womens Health Issues (3.0)  
  HLTH 350G International Health (3.0)  
  HLTH 3300 Health Promotion for Older Adults (3.0)  
  HLTH 3400 Human Diseases (3.0)  
  HLTH 3800 Epidemiology (3.0)  
  NURS 2325 Nursing Interventions Laboratory (2.0)  
or NURS 2415 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders Clinical (2.0)  
or NURS 3335 Nursing Care of Persons with Complex Disorders Clinical (2.0)  
or NURS 3405 Patient Care Coordination and Management Preceptorship (2.0)  
or NURS 4325 Nursing in the Community Clinical (2.0)  
  NURS 2420 Nursing Care of the Aging Population (2.0)  
  NURS 4230 Palliative Care in Nursing (3.0)  
  NUTR 2020 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (3.0)  
  PSY 3220 Adult Development (3.0)  
  PSY 3400 Abnormal Psychology (3.0)  
  PSY 3420 Cognitive Psychology (3.0)  
  SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work (3.0)  
  SW 2100 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3.0)  
  SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3.0)  
Complete any 3 credits from AGHE Competency III (part 11) Internship/Research Courses: 3
  BESC 481R Senior Internship (1.0)  
  EXSC 481R Internship in Exercise Science (1.0)  
  FAMS 481R Senior Internship (1.0)  
  HLTH 482R Community Health Internship (1.0)  
  NURS 4240 Promoting Active Senior Lifestyles (2.0)  
  NURS 481R Internship in Nursing (1.0)  
  NURS 489R Undergraduate Research in Nursing (1.0)  
  NURS 490R Special Topics in Nursing (1.0) 1,2  
  NURS 495R Independent Study in Nursing (1.0)   
  PSY 482R Internship Seminar (1.0)  
  SW 481R Field Placement (1.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a Minimum of 18 Semester Credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above upon graduation.  
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 5 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. 
Footnotes:
1-If course not already taken.
2-Must have departmental approval as course matter rotates.

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
PSY 1100 or FAMS 1100  Human Development Life Span or Life Span Development in the Family  3
BESC 3550 or HLTH 2800 Thanatology--Death and Dying or Health Concepts of Death and Dying 3
SOC 375G Sociology of Aging 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Complete 6 credits hours from the elective course list: 6
Complete any 3 credits from AGHE Competency III (part 11) Internship/Research Courses: 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Behavioral Science

Location:

CB 207

Telephone:

801-863-6377

Email:

BESC_OFFICE@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/besc

Chair:

Cameron John

Chair Email

Cameron.John@uvu.edu

Assistant Chair:

Grace Chou

Assistant Chair Email

chougr@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Behavioral Science department is a rigorous interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Family Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Substance Use Disorder Counseling) that prepares students to make positive contributions in their academic, work, and community settings by developing their understanding of human functioning in various contexts. We promote and mentor student engagement with each other and with their academic, professional, or geographic communities in order to achieve essential learning outcomes.

 
 

Behavioral Science

Please see our department site for the most up to date and accurate information.

Advisors: Classroom Building, 5th floor, Suite 506

To  schedule an appointment please visit: http://www.uvu.edu/besc/bescacademicadvising.html or call 801-863-5717

  • April Kirk 
  • Family Science (last names A-R)
  • Telephone: 801-863-5347
  • Email: April.Kirk@uvu.edu
  • Cindy Lau
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Associate in Behavioral Science
  • Email: Cindy.Lau@uvu.edu
  • Lori Duke
  • Anthropology (all)
  • Psychology (last names A-G)
  • Email: dukelo@uvu.edu
  • Noelle Halasima
  • Family Science (last names S-Z)
  • Psychology (last names Q-Z)
  • Email: dukelo@uvu.edu

Administrative Support:

  • Penifea Norman, Admin III
  • Telephone: 801-863-8083
  • Email: pnorman@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 115

Program Coordinators:

  • Master of Social Work: Lars Eggertsen
  • Telephone: 801-863-6731
  • Email: larse@uvu.edu
  • Family Studies: Dr. Nathan Cottle
  • Telephone: 801-863-5105
  • Email: NCottle@uvu.edu
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling: TBA (contact advisor, Cindy Lau)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8120
  • Email: Cindy.Lau@uvu.edu

 

Programs/Degrees

Associate in Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Art or Science in Behavioral Science

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology

Bachelor of Psychology
Bachelor of Family Science
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Social Work
Substance Use Disorder Counseling Certificate of Proficiency

 
 

Faculty

Christopher Anderson(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Jeremy Boden(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University.

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Brett Breton(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Aviation & Air Traffic Control, Mount San Antonio College; B.S., Psychology, M.S., Counseling & School Psychology, Ph.D., Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Debjani Chakravarty(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.com, Accountancy & Business Economics, University of Calcutta; M.A., M.Phil., Sociology, University of Purdue; Ph.D., Gender Studies, Arizona State University.

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Grace Chou(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside.

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Nathan Cottle(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science and Human Development, M.S., Marriage, Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas.

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Matthew Draper(2008)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Counseling, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin.

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Lars Eggertsen(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University; M.S.W., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Elizabeth Fawcett(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, M.S., Marriage & Family Therapy, Ph.D., Marriage, Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University - Provo.

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Ronald Hammond(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



AS, Health Science, Brigham Young University - Idaho; B.S., Health Care Administration, Idaho State University; M.S., Health Education, Ph.D., Sociology/Family Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Jessica Hill(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Florida State University; M.A., Visual Cognition and Human Performance, University of Illinois.

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Cameron John(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Weber State University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Arizona.

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Claudia Jorgensen(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, B.S., Research Psychology, University of Michigan-Flint; Ph.D. Neuroscience, Florida State University.

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David Knowlton(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Anthropology, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas.

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Martin McDonell(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, San Diego State University; M.S.W., California State University-Long Beach; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Alan Misbach(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; MWS, Social Work, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Julie Nelson(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education & Early Childhood, Brigham Young University; M.A., Family & Human Development, Utah State University.

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Elijah Nielson(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.S.W., Brigham Young University; J.D., Ave Maria School of Law; L.L.M., Stratus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Ph.D., (ABD), Social Work, University of Utah.

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Angelea Panos(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.S.W., Mental & Occupational Health, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

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Barton Poulson(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Psychology, Hunter College; M. Phil., Psychology, Ph.D., Social-Personality Psychology, The City University of New York.

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Grant Richards(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Animal Science, M.S., Psychology, Ed.D., Educational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Leo Schlosnagle(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Computer Science, Garrett College; B.A., Psychology, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Ph.D., Psychology, West Virginia University.

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Alexander Simon(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.A., Sociology, State University of New York, Albany; Ph.D., Sociology, Simon Fraser University.

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James Taylor(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University.

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Anton Tolman(2006)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, University of Denver; M.A., Psychology, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

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Jeffrey Torlina(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



AA, Liberal Arts, Oakland Community College; B.A., Sociology, Oakland University; Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Russell Warne(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

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Lashawn Williams-Schultz(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, Duke University; BA, Psychology, Duke University; M.P.A., Criminal Justice, M.S.W., Marywood University; Ph.D., (ABD), Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary.

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