Advising

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, Aviation, 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 their building.

New and prospective students are encouraged to meet with an advisor as one of the first steps in beginning their educational experiences. It is recommended that all students continue to work closely with their advisor(s) for guidance from admissions through graduation.

Academic advisors may assist you 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

Aviation

The aviation advisors are located at the Provo Airport, Hangar B, 1185 Mike Jense Pkwy, in Provo.

 

DIANNA BUNKER

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dianna.bunker@uvu.edu

801.863.7851

Last Name A-K

  • In-State Aviation Students
  • (Online & Live)

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MARILYN RIDDLE

Marilyn Riddle

riddlemr@uvu.edu

801.863.7852

Last Name L-Z

    • In-State Aviation Students
    • (Online & Live)

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Global Aviation

Aviation Student Support Center

Provides advisement, general information, getting started, course access, tech support, etc.

Open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm MST

aviation@uvu.edu

(888)901-7192 or (801) 863-7830

(801) 863-7850 Fax

 

Theo R. okawa

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AviationAdvisor@uvu.edu

801.863.7830

Last Name A-Z

  • Coordinator Academic Support Service

    • Out-of-State Aviation Students
    • (Online)

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Community Health

Advisors are located at the Health Professions building, 951 South Geneva Road, in Orem.

 

BECCA BRIMHALL, M.S

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Rebecca.Brimhall@uvu.edu

801.863.6579

Last Name A-Z

AS/AA in Community Health

BS in Community Health

-Community Health Education Emphasis

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KRISTIE DOCKSTADER

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kdockstader@uvu.edu

801.863.6974

Last Name A-Z

BS in Community Health

-Health Services Administration Emphasis

BS in School Health Education

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Criminal Justice

The criminal justice advisors see students by last name by appointment.  The advisors are located in the Environmental Technology building, room EN 101, right off of the Hall of Flags.  Walk-ins are available for quick questions and vary by advisor.  Their calendar will show the walk-in hours for the week. New students will need to attend a group advising session in order to be cleared to register for courses.

Doug Hobbs

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doug.hobbs@uvu.edu

801.863.5531

Office: EN 101A

Last Name A-0

  • Law Enforcement Certificate
  • National Security Studies Certificate
  • AS/AA in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Forensic Science

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Shalece Nuttall 

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Shalece.Nuttall@uvu.edu

801.863.5582

Office: EN 101B

Last Name P-Z

  • Law Enforcement Certificate
  • National Security Studies Certificate
  • AS/AA in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Forensic Science

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Pre-Dental Hygiene

Students interested, but have not yet applied to the program, must contact the Academic Counseling Center for help with taking prerequisites for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program.  The Academic Counseling Center is located in LC 402 on main campus,  and will see students by either appointment or walk-in.  To schedule an appointment, please call 801-863-8425 or 801-863-6484.

 

Dental Hygiene

Students who have been accepted into the dental hygiene program will need to contact the dental hygiene advisor, located at the Health Professions building, 951 South Geneva Road, in Orem. The advisor sees students by appointment (in person or phone).

 

Kristie Dockstader

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kdockstader@uvu.edu

801.863.6974

Office: HP 101b

Last Name A-Z

  • AAS in Dental Hygiene
  • BS in Dental Hygiene

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Emergency Services

Advisors are located at the Fire Science building, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo. The advisors see students by last name by appointment (in person or phone).

Bonnie Lamb

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Bonnie.lamb@uvu.edu

801.863.7793

Office: FS 214

Last Name A-L

  • Aviation Fire Officer Certificate
  • Firefighter Recruit Candidate Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • AAS in Emergency Services
    • Aviation Fire Officer Emphasis
    • Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis
    • Fire Officer Emphasis
  • AAS in Wildland Fire Management
  • AS in Emergency Services
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Care Emphasis
    • Emergency Management Emphasis

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Katy Dollahite

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kdollahite@uvu.edu

801.863.7748

Office: FS 216

Last Name M-Z

  • Aviation Fire Officer Certificate
  • Firefighter Recruit Candidate Certificate
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • AAS in Emergency Services
    • Aviation Fire Officer Emphasis
    • Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis
    • Fire Officer Emphasis
  • AAS in Wildland Fire Management
  • AS in Emergency Services
  • BS in Emergency Services
    • Emergency Care Emphasis
    • Emergency Management Emphasis

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Master in Public Services

The advisor for the MPS is located both on main campus and at the Deans office, Provo Airport Hangar A.  The advisor sees students by appointment only (in person or phone).

Shalece Nuttall

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Shalece.Nuttall@uvu.edu

801.863.5582

Office: EN 101B

Last Name A-Z

  • Master in Public Services

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Pre-Nursing

Students interested in becoming a nurse must contact the pre-nursing advisors for help with taking prerequisites and applying to the program. The pre-nursing advisors are located on the main campus. 

Dana Walker

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dwalker@uvu.edu

801.863.6484

Office: LC 402

Pre-Nursing Students Last Name A-K

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Bryan Walker

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bwalker@uvu.edu

801.863.6484

Office: LC 402

Pre-Nursing Students Last Name L-Z

 

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Denise Fullmer

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fullmede@uvu.edu

801.863.6484

Office: LC 402

Pre-PA and Pre-Respiratory

 

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Nursing

Students who have been accepted into the nursing program will need to contact the nursing advisor, located at the Health Professions building, 951 South Geneva Road, in Orem.

Kathy Hafen

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hafenka@uvu.edu

801.863.6317

Office: HP 203

Last Name A-Z

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