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

To reduce community exposure of COVID-19 and keep our students safe, we are only taking phone and online appointments at this time

Find your advisor by clicking on your major below

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:

    • AS/AA in Criminal Justice
    • BS in Criminal Justice
    • BS/BA National Security Studies 
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J WATERREUS

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Waterrje@uvu.edu 

801.863.8034

 

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Alison Jensen

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 R-Z

alison.jensen@uvu.edu 

801.863.4698

 

 

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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:

    • Criminal Justice Certificate
    • Law Enforcement Certificate
    • National Security Studies Certificate
      • AS/AA in Criminal Justice
      • BS in Criminal Justice
      • BS/BA National Security Studies 
        • PRE - Forensic Science *ALL STUDENTS*

Kathy Hafen

 

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hafenka@uvu.edu

801.863.5531

Office: EN 101A

 

 

Advises students last names A-K

 

Criminal Justice

National Security Studies

Pre-Forensic Science

 

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wENDY fARNSWORTH

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farnswwe@uvu.edu

801.863.7748

Office: EN 101B

Advises students last names L-Z

 

Criminal Justice

National Security Studies

Pre-Forensic Science

 

 

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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.   

Bonnie Lamb

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bonnie.lamb@uvu.edu

801.863.7793

Office: ES 214

 

 

 

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

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Carrie Peterson

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petersca@uvu.edu

801.863.5813

Office: ES 216

 

 

 

Fire Recruit Candidate (RCA) Certificate

 

Paramedic Certificate 

 

AAS/AS Emergency Services 

Students with 0-30 credits

 

BS in Emergency Services

  • Emergency Care Emphasis

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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. They see students by last name for the following programs:

    • AS/AA Community Health
    • BS Public Health
    • Healthcare Administration 

J Waterreus

Portrait of J Waterreus

 Last Name

 A-Q

 

Waterrje@uvu.edu 

801.863.8034

 

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Alison Jensen

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 Last Name 

R-Z

 

alison.jensen@uvu.edu 

801.863.4698

 

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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.  They see students by last name for the following programs:

    • AAS Healthcare Services (All students)
    • AS/AA Community Health
    • BS Public Health
    • Health Care Administration 
    • AAS Healthcare Services (MTECH degree)

KRISTIE DOCKSTADER

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 Last Name A-K

 

kdockstader@uvu.edu 

801.863.6974

Kristie also advises for

BS in School Health Education

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Jennie Olson

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 Last Name L-Z

  

Jennie.olson@uvu.edu 

801.863.8408

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Master in Public Services

 

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

Kim Sparks

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KSparks@uvu.edu

801.863.7790

 

Last Name A-Z

  • Master in Public Services

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.  

 

Adam Black

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801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

Last Name A-N

blackad@uvu.edu

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Emily Hill

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801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

Last Name O-Z

EmilyH@uvu.edu

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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.  

Dana Walker

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dwalker@uvu.edu 

801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

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Melissa Eiche

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eicheme@uvu.edu

801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

 

 

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Brianne Malone

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Brianne.Malone@uvu.edu 

801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

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Chad Ostler

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ostlerch@uvu.edu 

801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

 

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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. 

Mindy Swenson


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swensomi@uvu.edu

801.863.6317

Office: HP 203C

 

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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.  

Melissa Eiche


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eicheme@uvu.edu

801.863.6484

Office: LC 404

 

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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. 

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.  

Jeannine Rushing


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jrushing@uvu.edu

801.863.6779

Office: LC 404

 

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