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Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration

Do you love healthcare, management, and solving complex problems? Then Healthcare Administration is for you!

Healthcare Administration graduates may work in positions within public, private, and non-profit health organizations. Responsibilities may include planning, directing, consulting and coordinating the business and management activities of healthcare organizations or organizations who offer healthcare related products.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for health service administrators is expected to rise by 32% in the next ten years. As baby-boomers age and points of care change, the healthcare industry is expected to see an increase in the demand for medical services and new technology. While a bachelor's degree is considered the minimum qualification for working as a health administrator, a master's degree is often recommended. Our program will help give graduates unique experience and knowledge to be competitive for graduate school or the healthcare market.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to implement business and health care policy by exhibiting intelligence in healthcare operations, business, resource allocation, policy making, and law.
  • Students will be able to serve in leadership and management roles demonstrating effective, efficient and ethical leadership
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast public, private, and foreign healthcare systems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in networking, continuous improvement, operations, leadership, and management upon completion of an internship.


Bachelor of Science, Public Health

Public Health professionals work in a variety of settings where they help individuals or communities maintain a healthy lifestyle by choosing healthy behaviors. Public Health professionals may work for non-profits such as the American Diabetes Association, at a state or local health department, or with worksite wellness programs.

Public Health professionals may have a variety of responsibilities, which helps keep the job interesting. A Public Health professional may serve as a resource in the community to communicate and advocate for health and the profession. They may also collect and analyze data, and plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs.

Individuals who earn a bachelor's degree are eligible to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Successful completion of the exam ensures that Public Health professionals stay up-to-date in the field of health through continuing education requirements.


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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
  • Students will be able to locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information.
  • Students will be able to assess individual and community needs at the entry level.
  • Students will be able to plan and implement health education strategies, interventions and programs at the entry level.
  • Students will be able to conduct evaluations and research related to health education at the entry level.


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Will Public Health meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. This accreditation signifies excellence among public health programs and is a testament to the quality of public health professionals graduating from the program. A copy of the final accreditation report is available to anyone by emailing Dr. James Bemel at

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Associate of Science, Public Health

Students in the Department of Public Health may receive an Associate in Science in Public Health. The AS degree is a steppingstone to a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. A minor in Public Health is available as well as an endorsement for School Health Education.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe the role and function of basic nutrients in the human body.
  • Students will be able to discuss categories of drugs and their effects on the body, risk factors for drug use, drug dependence, and strengths and weaknesses of drug prevention programs.
  • Students will be able to describe basic principles of anatomy including anatomic nomenclature, function of organs, and structure of organ systems.

Bachelor of Science, School Health Education

Individuals who earn a degree in School Health Education are prepared to teach junior high or high school health classes. They can work in public or private schools and are required to obtain a state-issued certification or license. Secondary school health educators teach lessons and skills based on approved state curriculum.  These topics include healthy behaviors, mental and emotional health, substance abuse prevention, nutrition, and human development.  Health teachers also create assignments, develop and administer assessments, grade student work, maintain student academic grades, communicate with students, parents, and colleagues on a regular basis, serve on committees, collaborate and participate in professional development.


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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare and teach developmentally appropriate lessons or learning experiences that lead to achieving health objectives based on the Utah State Secondary Health
    Education Core Curriculum.
  • Utilize effective instructional methods and pedagogy to deliver developmentally appropriate lessons or learning experiences that lead to achieving health objectives.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, safe, student-centered learning environment to facilitate student learning.
  • Utilize formative and summative assessment strategies to determine if students have achieved the desired learning objectives.


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Certification, Health and Wellness Coaching

Examines the use of lifestyle medicine practices in health coaching. Focuses on health biometrics, evidence-based health practices, wellness and well-being concepts, chronic disease, health behaviors, social, and behavioral risks factors such as healthy weight, optimal nutrition and hydration, physical activity and sedentary lifestyle, sleep, stress and emotional wellness, and substance use.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitate wellness behavior change by empowering the client to self-discover values, resources, and strategies that are individualized and meaningful.
  • Identify risk factors for chronic disease and recommend lifestyle changes to optimize health and wellness.
  • Use empathy and emotional availability to create a positive rapport with clients and ensure their wellness needs are being met.
  • Develop client wellness plans while considering personal preference and goals.
  • Demonstrate best practices for communication such as active listening, writing for clarity, and responding professionally to inquiries.




There are a variety of credentials that students and alumni can seek to build their resume. The most common certifications for Public  Health majors are the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and the Certified in Public Health (CPH)


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