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Community Health Education, Minor

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: 21

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society 3
  HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
  HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
  HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
  HLTH 3260 Modifying Health Behavior 3
Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
  Any upper-division HLTH course not used in Discipline Core 3

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Nutrition 3
HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 2600 Drugs, Behavior, and Society 3
HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
HLTH 3260 Modifying Health Behavior 3
HLTH ELECTIVES SEE CATALOG 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 21

Department

Name: Public & Community Health
Location: HP 101a
Telephone: 801-863-6228
Email: dockstker@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/publichealth/
Chair: Lynley Rowan-Murphy
 
 

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
  • Office: HP 101
  • Telephone: 801-863-8651
  • Email: dockstkr@uvu.edu

  • Advisor:
    Becca Brimhall
  • Office: HP 101c
  • Telephone: 801-863-6579


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

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)

Assistant 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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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 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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Jennifer Lehmbeck(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Hotel & Restaurant Management, Northern Arizona University; M.P.H., Health Promotion & Education, Oregon State University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Lynley Rowan(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
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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