Internship Opportunities

Get Involved with a Club

  Community Health at Utah Valley University (CHUVU)

Club Mentor:

Brian Barthel

Club President:

Carrie Newman

Community Health Association of Utah Valley University is the school club for health majors. We focus on professional development, service projects, and undergraduate research.

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  Health Care Adminstration Club

Club Mentor:

Blake Waters

Club President:

Braxton Nerdin

The Health Care Administration club strives to help students form relationships with community and hospital leaders, learn vital career skills and help students reach their career goals. 

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Professional Organizations

One of the best ways to network and keep updated on local and national health trends is to participate in a professional health organization or association. We recommend several state and national organizations to our students and alumni. These organizations offer annual conferences where CHES/MCHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) credits can be earned. In addition, the national organizations publish peer reviewed journals. Our department has listed a number of recommended organizations. Take time to explore their web pages and get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mark your calendar for the 2018 JDRF One Walk on Saturday, September 8 from 6 am to 2 pm.  Please contact Sue Jackson at if you would like to volunteer.

Another volunteer opportunity is with the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Learn more on their website

The Peace Corps

Research Projects

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Dr. Mary V. Brown is working on an engaged learning experience with seven research students who are assisting the Provo School District nurse in coding and analyzing more than 25,000 health clerk and school nurse visits in the Provo School District for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Dr. Matt Flint is training undergraduate research assistants to serve as focus group moderators, note takers, and transcribers for UVU students ages 18-21 investigating sexuality education for students who attended junior high or high school in Utah.

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Dr. Sue Jackson is currently working on research related to type one diabetes. She has recently collected data on the experience of diagnosis and is working to analyze and write up data for publication. In addition, she is working on a grant to start a school-based educational program to teach public school teachers about the signs and symptoms of type one diabetes.

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Dr. James Bemel is currently working on a research project analyzing electronic cigarette use among Utah residents to determine why Weber County has an abnormally high rate of e-cigarette use. Additionally, he’s working on a follow-up to his published study regarding financial health among college students.

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CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) Study Groups

Our department helps and guides students to achieve their degree in their chosen field. The CHES exam is offered in April and October each year. Student-run study groups generally begin in February and September. Future study groups will be published here.