Who We Are


The Department of Public Health provides quality engaged learning experiences to prepare students to successfully and professionally serve within the K-12 school system, health care facilities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and local and global communities.


 Visit Us

The Department of Public Health is located on the UVU West Campus (987 S. Geneva Road, Orem), in the 101 office suite of the Health Professions Building.  Our general hours are from 8 am to 5 pm but may vary. To make an appointment with an advisor, please go to the advising page.  To contact faculty or staff, please contact them directly.


 Department Statistics

Since receiving approval for the department’s three degrees from the Utah State Board of Regents in 2005, the Department of Public Health has been committed to providing quality learning experiences to hundreds of students over the years. To learn more about our enrollments, graduates, and faculty qualifications, please see our department Data and Statistics.

Department Statistics

Where are they now?

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Russell J. Woolley

Seattle, WA

Health Services Administration

Chief Operating Officer, CHI Franciscan Health, Highline Medical Center, Seattle WA

Advice for current students: Your professional success will depend on your ability to be an effective team leader…learn to communicate effectively, develop and inspire others, set and achieve goals, and build positive relationships.

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Jane M. Ostler

SLC, Utah

Community Health Education

Community Health Educator, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Advice for current students: Education is not something you get, it is something you earn; the more you earn it, the more you learn it!

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Alexa Douglas

Weber, UT

School Health Education

7th grade Health Teacher, Rocky Mountain Middle School

Advice for current students: Be all in. We need teachers who are passionate about their job and love students.

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Jamie Slade

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Community Health Education

MPH student at Queen’s University

Advice for current students: Be engaged in the program and make connections with your classmates and professors. Seek out opportunities to gain experience, get involved, and make the most of your time at UVU.

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Troy Treanor

Pittsburgh, PA

Health Services Administration

Director, Women's Cancer and Specialty Services, UPMC

Advice for current students: Take advantage of your student status and do informational interviews.

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Handro Martinez

Philadelphia, PA

Community Health Education

4th year Dental Student at Temple University

Advice for current students: Take advantage of every opportunity to build your personal skills and talents even if it means stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Engaging in Public Health

There are many opportunities to participate in an engaged learning project in our department.  Listed below are a few of the organizations we work with in public health.

  Safe Kids Coalition

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.

Safe Kids Coalition

 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Every year over 60 student volunteers help run the JDRF One Walk event in Provo. This event is focused on helping to find a cure for type one diabetes. Whether you donate your time or dollars, life-changing breakthroughs in T1D treatments and therapies couldn't happen without you

Juvenile Diabetes Research

  Days for Girls

Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.

Days for Girls