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Community Health - Health Services Administration 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

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: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics  (3.0)
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0)
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: 30 Credits
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  ENVT 2560 Environmental Health 3
  HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
  HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
  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 4250 Health Services Organization and Policy 3
  HLTH 3700 Grant Writing  (3.0)
or HLTH 4600 Research Methods for Community Health 3
Emphasis Requirements: 48 Credits
  HLTH 3300 Health Promotion for Older Adults 3
  HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics 3
  HLTH 4500 Public Health Administration 3
  HLTH 482R Community Health Internship 6
or HLTH 483R International Health Education Internship  (2.0)
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
  MGMT 2240 Business Quantitative Analysis 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  MGMT 3430 Human Resource Management 3
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
  ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
  INFO 3120 Management Information Systems 3
  LEGL 3160 Health Care Law 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 7 Credits
  Complete any courses 1000 or higher. 7

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, HLTH 3220, and all Emphasis Courses.
  4. Overall grade point average of 2.25 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 intended to be a guide. 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
HLTH 1100 OR PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness OR Fitness for Life 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
American Institutions see catalog 3
Fine Arts see catalog 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 OR ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences OR Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 3
Social Science HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
MGMT 2240 Business Quantitative Analysis 3
Humanities see catalog 3
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENVT 2560 Environmental Health 3
HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
HLTH 3300 Health Promotion for Older Adults 3
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3260 Modifying Health Behavior 3
MGMT 3430 Human Resource Management 3
HTLH 4250 Health Services Organization and Policy 3
LEGL 3160 (Spring only) Health Care Law 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 350G OR HLTH 440G International Health OR Health and Diversity 3
HLTH 3800 Epidemiology 3
HLTH 4500 Public Health Administration 3
INFO 3120 Principles of Information Systems 3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics 3
HLTH 3700 OR HLTH 4600 Grant Writing OR Research Methods for Community Health 3
HLTH 482R OR HLTH 483R Community Health Internship OR International Health Education Internship 6
General Elective see catalog 7
  Semester total: 20
  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: dockstker@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/publichealth/
Chair: Lynley Murphy, Ph.D.
Chair UVU Email:  
 
 

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
  • Mail Stop: 170
  • Telephone: 801-863-8651
  • Email: dockstkr@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 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)

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. (ABD), Global Health, Arizona 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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Lynley Rowan(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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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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