Course Sequence

The course work for the 67-credit UVU CMHC program is designed to be completed in six sequential semesters. Clinical hour requirements may extend the length of the program beyond six semesters (see Clinical Hour Requirements section).

Students are expected to enroll full-time. 

Courses build on previous courses as students develop competence across the program. Subsequently, courses are only offered in the semester listed here. Students who do not enroll in the sequence of courses listed below will need to wait until the course is offered again to take (or retake) a course.

According to UVU policy, the maximum timeframe for completing this program is 4 years.

Face-to-face courses are held in the evenings, 5:30 - 8 pm, and 5:30 - 7 pm for hybrid courses.

Students should not schedule clients during these hours unless directed to do so by their practicum instructor.

Clinical Hour Requirements

Per state licensure requirements, students are required to accrue 1000 clinical hours through their practicum and internship placements. The hours that count towards this total are:

  • Any direct service which can entail assessment, case management, crisis intervention, as well as individual, group, family, and couples therapy
  • Supervision, both in individual, small group and large group formats

Goal setting 

student graduating

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must complete every course in the program with a minimum grade of "B" in each course and an overall GPA greater than 3.0

In addition, students must also successfully complete the total number of internship and practicum hours for state licensure (1000).

Program Schedule of Courses

The CMHC program is a 67 credit-hour program that entails four long semesters and two summers.

The curriculum breakdown is as follows:

Fall of First Year

 Course Number 

Course Title

Delivery

Credit Hours

CMHC 6000

ACA Ethics

Online

3

CMHC 6010

Theories of Counseling

In-person Mondays 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

3

CMHC 6020

Techniques of Counseling

In-person Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

3

CMHC 6030

DSM Diagnostics

Online

4

CMHC 6040

Professional Orientation

Hybrid, Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm

3

 

Semester total:

16

Spring of First Year

Course Number 

Course Title

Delivery

Credit Hours

CMHC 6050

Career Counseling

Online

3

CMHC 6060

Psychological Assessment

Hybrid, Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm

3

CMHC 6070

Group Counseling

In-person, Tuesdays 5:30 to 8:00 pm

3

CMHC 6080

Eastern Counseling Approaches

Online Synchronous, Mondays 5:30 to 8:00 pm

3

CMHC 671R

Practicum 

In-person, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm

3

 

Semester total:

 15

Summer of First Year

Course Number 

Course Title

Delivery

Credit Hours

CMHC 671R

Practicum 2 

In-person, Wednesdays 5:30 to 8:00 pm

3

 

Semester total:

3

 Fall of Second Year

 

Course Number 

Course Title

Delivery

Credit Hours

CMHC 6100

Crisis Management

In-person, Mondays 5:30 - 8:00 pm

3

CMHC 6110

Research Methods

Hybrid, Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm

3

CMHC 6120

Addiction Counseling

Hybrid, Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm

3

CMHC 6090

Psychopharmacology

Online

3

CMHC 689R

Internship 1 

In-person, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm

3

 

Semester total:

15

Spring of Second Year

Course Number

Course Title

Delivery

Credit Hours

CMHC 6130

Multicultural Counseling

In-person, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm

3

CMHC 6140

Program Evaluation

Hybrid, Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm

3

CMHC 6150

Cognitive Therapies

In-person, Wednesdays 5:30 -8:00 pm

3

CMHC 6160

Human Development

Online

3

CMHC 689R

Internship 2  

In-person, Mondays 5:30 to 8:00 pm

3

 

Semester total:

15

Summer of Second Year

Course Number 

Course Title

Delivery

Credit Hours

CMHC 689R

Internship 3

In-person, Mondays 5:30 - 8:00 pm

3

 

Semester total:

3