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Forensic science student collecting evidence at a crime scene

Forensic Science

Have you ever considered becoming a CSI? The mock crime scene house and 1.2 million dollar laboratory used by UVU’s Forensic Science students are reason enough to learn more about the cutting-edge program. 

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National Security Studies students and faculty study abroad in Washington D.C.

National Security Studies

A recent trip to Washington D.C. showed UVU students that a career in our nation’s capitol isn’t so out of reach.  As the only of its kind in the state, the Center for National Security Studies provides engaged learning opportunities that are almost unheard of. 

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Chinese flight attendant using a fire extinguisher on a fire.

Flight Attendant Safety Training

Flight attendants traveled from China to receive emergency training at UVU’s airport campus where two of our departments teamed up to make the skies a safer place to be.

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Bud Munns standing next to his military aircraft.

Forging Careers

Though bareback bronc riding brought him to UVU, the School of Aviation Sciences gave this rodeo star the opportunity to chase an even wilder dream. As an A-10 “Warthog” Pilot, Bud Munns credits his success to the education and opportunities he received while attending Utah Valley University. 

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Message from the Dean

Dear students, partners and colleagues,

Welcome to the College of Health and Public Service! 

I invite you to explore the diverse and rewarding paths offered within our six college departments. As one of the most engaged academic units at Utah Valley University, CHPS provides cutting-edge degrees and hands-on professional certifications to students through online and on-campus learning opportunities. 

We are immensely proud to offer majors, minors, and graduate degrees in Aviation, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Emergency Services, National Security and Public Service. Within the rapidly growing and high-demand health-related professions, we offer degree paths to careers in Respiratory Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Public and Community Health. CHPS is also home to the outstanding professional police and fire rescue training academies for the State of Utah.  

Please visit us often to discover the community outreach and inclusivity efforts in which our departments are constantly engaged. Take a moment to listen as past students and faculty share their CHPS experience, and as you look to the future, please consider joining us on our critical mission of student success. 


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David A. McEntire, PhD

Dean, College of Health and Public Service

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