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School Health Education, 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: 124

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 36 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)
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
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 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 70 Credits
  ENVT 2560 Environmental Health 3
  HLTH 1200 First Aid 2
  HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management 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
  HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
  HLTH 4100 Health Education Curriculum for Secondary Teachers 3
  HLTH 4200 Health Education Teaching Methods 3
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
Secondary Education Courses:  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
Elective Requirements: 18 Credits
  Complete a Secondary Education approved Minor 18

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 124 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. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. 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
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
American Institutions see catalog 3
Fine Arts see catalog 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
HLTH 1200 First Aid 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Social Science see catalog 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Nutrition 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
Humanities see catalog 3
HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management 3
HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3220 Foundations of Health Education 3
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 3
HLTH 2600 Drugs, Behavior, & Society 3
3rd Science NUTR 2020 Nutrition through the Life Cycle 3
Electives see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENVT 2560 Environmental Health 3
HLTH 3260 Modifying Health Behavior 3
HLTH 4100 (Fall Only) Health Education Curriculum for Secondary Education 3
HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
Electives see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 4200 (Spring Only) Health Education Teaching Methods 3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050  Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction/ESL 2
Electives see catalog 6
  Semester total: 19
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment 3
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
Electives see catalog 6
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching-Secondary 10
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 124

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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The Secondary Education School Health Education Bachelor of Science degree, endorses students to teach Health in the Jr. High and High School setting. Students earn a teaching License for the State of Utah.

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