Message from our Advising Director

Advisement at Utah Valley University is a teaching and learning process focused on student success. Academic advising is more than just meeting with an advisor to determine your class schedule. Advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans and goals. An advisor provides students with the information and encouragement they need to take personal responsibility for their education, exploring options, and making decisions. Academic Advising is a shared partnership between the student and advisor, which requires participation and involvement on both parties.

The College of Health and Public Service includes programs in Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Criminal Justice, Emergency Services, Forensic Science, and National Security Studies.  Our academic advisors see students based on their major and last name.  The advisors are located in different buildings, both on and off main campus.  When scheduling an appointment, please note the address and location of the advisor's building.

Our advisors are committed to helping all students throughout their education journey by providing exceptional care, accountability and results. 

 

Shalece Nuttall

Advising Director - College of Health and Public Service

The academic advisors in the College of Health and Public Service assist students in the following ways:

  • assessing and matching your personal strengths and interests with career and educational options
  • selecting a major or career pathway
  • understanding class sequences and requirements
  • avoiding or overcoming academic challenges
  • identifying additional activities and experiences that will expand your educational progress

Find your advisor by clicking on your major below

School of Public Service

Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice Advisors are locatedin the Environmental Technology building, room EN 101, right off of the Hall of Flags.

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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Advisors

 

All new freshman and transfer students with less than 30 credits must meet with a counselor in the First Year Advising Center, located on main campus in LC 402. They see students by last name for the following programs:

 

 

Students with over 30 credit hours will meet with one of the Criminal Justice advisors.  Advisors are located in the Environmental Technology building, room EN 101, right off of the Hall of Flags. 

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Kathy Hafen

Last name: A-K

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Kathy Hafen

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801.863.5531 | Room: EN 101a

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Wendy Farnsworth

Last name: L-Z

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Wendy Farnsworth

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801.863.7748 | Room: EN 101b

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Forensic Science

Pre-Forensic Science Advisors

Pre-forensic science-ALL students interested in pursing a degree in Forensic Science must meet with the Forensic Science Advisors. They see students by last name>

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Kathy Hafen

Last name: A-K

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Kathy Hafen

Schedule an appointment

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801.863.5531 | Room: EN 101a

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Wendy Farnsworth

Last name: L-Z

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Wendy Farnsworth

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801.863.7748 | Room: EN 101b

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National Security Studies

National Security Studies Advisors

 

All new freshman and transfer students with less than 30 credits must meet with a counselor in the First Year Advising Center, located on main campus in LC 402.

 

 

Students with over 30 credit hours will meet with one of the Criminal Justice advisors.  Advisors are located in the Environmental Technology building, room EN 101, right off of the Hall of Flags. They see students by last name for the following programs:

Portrait of Kathy Hafen

Kathy Hafen

Last name: A-K

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Kathy Hafen

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.5531 | Room: EN 101a

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Wendy Farnsworth

Last name: L-Z

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Wendy Farnsworth

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.7748 | Room: EN 101b

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Law Enforcement Academy

Law Enforcement Academy Advisors

 

 

Students interested in attending the Law Enforcement Academy must meet with the Criminal Justice Advisors

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Kathy Hafen

Last name: A-K

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Kathy Hafen

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.5531 | Room: EN 101a

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Wendy Farnsworth

Last name: L-Z

  • Criminal Justice
  • National Security Studies
  • Pre-Forensic Science

Message Wendy Farnsworth

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Directory Page

801.863.7748 | Room: EN 101b

Emergency Services Department

Emergency Service Advisors are located at the Emergency Services building, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo

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Emergency Services (Fire Recruit Academy)

Emergency Services Advisors

 

Advisors are located at the Emergency Services building, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo. The advisors see students by specific major by appointment.   

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Bonnie Lamb

Last name: A-Z

  • AAS Wildland Fire (all)
  • AAS/AS Emergency Services Students with 30+credits
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Management Emphasis
    • Emergency Management and Disaster Assistance Emphasis

Message Bonnie Lamb

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801.863.7793 | Room: ES 214

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Carrie Peterson

Last name: A-Z

  • Fire Recruit Candidate (RCA) Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • AAS/AS Emergency Service
  • Students with 0-30 credits
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Care Emphasis

Message Carrie Peterson

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801.863.5813 | Room: ES 216

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Emergency Services Administration

Emergency Services Advisors

 

Advisors are located at the Emergency Services building, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo. The advisors see students by specific major by appointment.   

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Bonnie Lamb

Last name: A-Z

  • AAS Wildland Fire (all)
  • AAS/AS Emergency Services Students with 30+credits
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Management Emphasis
    • Emergency Management and Disaster Assistance Emphasis

Message Bonnie Lamb

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.7793 | Room: ES 214

Portrait of Carrie Peterson

Carrie Peterson

Last name: A-Z

  • Fire Recruit Candidate (RCA) Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • AAS/AS Emergency Service
  • Students with 0-30 credits
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Care Emphasis

Message Carrie Peterson

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.5813 | Room: ES 216

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Paramedic

Emergency Services Advisors

 

Advisors are located at the Emergency Services building, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo. The advisors see students by specific major by appointment.   

Portrait of Bonnie Lamb

Bonnie Lamb

Last name: A-Z

  • AAS Wildland Fire (all)
  • AAS/AS Emergency Services Students with 30+credits
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Management Emphasis
    • Emergency Management and Disaster Assistance Emphasis

Message Bonnie Lamb

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.7793 | Room: ES 214

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Wildland Fire Management

Emergency Services Advisors

 

Advisors are located at the Emergency Services building, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo. The advisors see students by specific major by appointment.   

Portrait of Bonnie Lamb

Bonnie Lamb

Last name: A-Z

  • AAS Wildland Fire (all)
  • AAS/AS Emergency Services Students with 30+credits
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Management Emphasis
    • Emergency Management and Disaster Assistance Emphasis

Message Bonnie Lamb

Schedule an appointment

Directory Page

801.863.7793 | Room: ES 214

Master Public Service

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Master in Public Services

Master in Public Services

The advisor for the MPS program sees students by appointment only (in person or phone).

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Kim Sparks

Last name: A-Z

  • Master in Public Services

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School of Health

School of Health Advisors are located at the Health Professions building, 987 South Geneva Road, in Orem.

Allied Health Department

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RRT to BS Respiratory Therapy

RRT to BS Respiratory Therapy

Students who have completed a RRT credential and are interested in completing our BS Respiratory Therapy degree, will need to meet with an advisor to apply to the online completion program. Advisor is located at the Health Professions building, 987 South Geneva Road, in Orem. 

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Health Sciences (MTech)

Pre-Physician Assistant Advisor

Students interested in meeting the pre-reqs for PA school, must meet with the pre-PA advisor, who will provide information and guidance on prerequisites and the application process.  The University College Advisement Center is located on the 4th floor of the Losee Center. LC 404. Advisors will see students by appointment.  

Nursing Department

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RN to BSN and Nursing M.S.N

RN to BSN and Nursing M.S.N

Students with a RN credential and are interested in completing the BS Nursing degree and those interested in the Master in Science in Nursing can meet with our Nursing advisor.  She is located  at the Health Professions building, 987 South Geneva Road, in Orem. 

Pre-Health Programs

Advisors are located at the Faculty Annex Building on main campus.

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Pre-Dental Hygiene

Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisors

Students interested, but have not yet applied to the program, must contact the University College Advising Center for help with taking prerequisites for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program.  The University College Advisement Center is located on the 4th floor of the Losee Center. LC 404. They see students by appointment.  

 

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Adam Black

Last name: A-N

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801.863.6484 | Room: LC 404

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Emily Hill

Last name: Q-Z

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801.863.6484 | Room: LC 404

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Pre-Nursing

Pre-Nursing Advisors

Students interested in applying to the nursing program must meet with the pre-nursing advisors who provide information and guidance on prerequisites and the application process.  The University College Advisement Center is located on the 4th floor of the Losee Center. LC 404. They see students by appointment.  

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Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Physician Assistant Advisor

Students interested in meeting the pre-reqs for PA school, must meet with the pre-PA advisor, who will provide information and guidance on prerequisites and the application process.  The University College Advisement Center is located on the 4th floor of the Losee Center. LC 404. Advisors will see students by appointment.  

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Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Students interested in applying to the Respiratory Therapy program  must meet with the pre-respiratory therapy, who will provide information and guidance on prerequisites and the application process.  The University College Advisement Center is located on the 4th floor of the Losee Center. LC 404. Advisors will see students by appointment.  

Public Health Department

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Public Health

Public Health Advisors

All new freshman and transfer students with less than 30 credits must meet with a counselor in the First Year Advising Center, located on main campus in LC 402. 

Students with over 30 credit hours will meet with one of the Community Health advisors. Advisors are located at the Health Professions building, 987 South Geneva Road, in Orem. 

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Kristie Dockstader

Last name: A-K

  • Also advises for: BS in School Health Education

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Healthcare Administration

Public Health Advisors

All new freshman and transfer students with less than 30 credits must meet with a counselor in the First Year Advising Center, located on main campus in LC 402. 

Students with over 30 credit hours will meet with one of the Community Health advisors. Advisors are located at the Health Professions building, 987 South Geneva Road, in Orem.  

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Kristie Dockstader

Last name: A-K

  • Also advises for: BS in School Health Education

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School Health Education

Public Health Advisors

All new freshman and transfer students with less than 30 credits must meet with a counselor in the First Year Advising Center, located on main campus in LC 402. 

Students with over 30 credit hours will meet with one of the Community Health advisors. Advisors are located at the Health Professions building, 987 South Geneva Road, in Orem. 

Portrait of Kristie Dockstader

Kristie Dockstader

Last name: A-K

  • Also advises for: BS in School Health Education

Message Kristie Dockstader

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