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Health, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The Health certificate is available to all UVU students with a particular focus designed to provide high school students an opportunity to obtain a certificate of proficiency in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) field while still enrolled in high school and stack into certificate, associate and bachelor degrees at UVU. This certificate is available from the University for college students/adults looking for entry-level skills leading to further academic advancement and learn more about the Health field.

Total Program Credits: 17

Discipline Core Requirements: 17 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span  3
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 17 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. All core courses must be completed with grade 'C' or higher. 

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
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
PSY 1100 Human Development Lifespan 3
  Semester total: 10
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
BIOL 1610 College Biology 4
  Semester total: 7
  Degree total: 17

Department

Name: Public & Community Health
Location: Health Professions Building West Campus 987 S Geneva Rd Orem, UT
Telephone: 801-863-8651
Email: Briawna.simkins@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/publichealth/
Chair: Mary Brown
 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Public and Community Health provides excellent, engaged learning experiences that will prepare successful students who are competent professionals serving the health needs of individuals, families, and communities.

 
 

Public & Community Health

  • Advisor: Jennie Olson
  • (AA/AS Community Health, BS Community Health - Community Health Education, Minor Community Health Education)
  • Office: HP 101c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8408
  • Email:  jennie.olson@uvu.edu
  • Advisor: Kristie Dockstader
  • (BS Community Health - Health Services Administration, BS School Health Education, Minor School Health Education)
  • Office: HP 101b
  • Telephone: 801-863-6579
  • Email: kdockstader@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 Associate in Science in Health Sciences; 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.

 
 

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)

Associate 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
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.S., Community Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Ruthann Cunningham(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Fitness and Wellness Management, M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University, Ph.D., Health Science, A.T. Still University.

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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., Global Health, Arizona State University.

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Mark A. Hyde(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public and Community Health
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Utah, M.M.Sc., Physician Assistant, Midwestern University, PhD, Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Utah,

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TeriSue Smith 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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Virlana Johnson-Silva(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public and Community Health
Faculty



B.Sc., Psychology, Brigham Young University, M.Sc., Physician Assistant, Baylor College of Medicine,

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Merilee Larsen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; M.P.H., Health Education, Ph.D., Public Health, Loma Linda University.

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Lynley Murphy(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., Health Education, Brigham Young University; M.H.E., Health Education, Idaho State University; Ed.D., Health Education, University of Idaho.

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Blake Waters(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.U.S., Environmental Health, M.P.A., Public Administration, Ph.D., public Health University of Utah.

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Jennifer Wegler(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Kinesiology, University of Illinois, M.M..S.c, Physician Assistant Science, Midwestern University, M.A., Secondary Education, St. Xavier University.

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