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Community Health, A.S.

Requirements

365体育直播投注Students in the Department of Public and Community Health may receive an Associate in Science or Arts with an emphasis in Community Health: an Integrated Studies Bachelor of Science or Arts with a Community Health Emphasis; a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in one of the following areas: Community Health Emphasis, Health Services Administration Emphasis, or School Health Education. A minor in Community Health Education is available, as well as an endorsement for School Health Education.

Total Program Credits: 62365体育直播投注

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra (recommended for Business majors) (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)
Distribution Courses
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
 or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4.0)  
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 27 Credits
Complete the following:
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  HLTH 1200 First Aid 2
  HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management 3
  HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
  HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society 3
Complete 13 credits from the following: 13
  COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication  (3.0)
  HLTH 1300 Medical Terminology I  (2.0)
  HLTH 2200 Introduction to Health Professions  (2.0)
  HLTH 3000 Health Concepts of Death and Dying  (3.0)
  HLTH 3240 Womens Health Issues  (3.0)
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior  (3.0)
  NUTR 2020 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle  (3.0)
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span  (3.0)
  PSY 2250 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships  (3.0)

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 62 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.50 or above with no grade lower than a C- in core courses.
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
American Institutions see catalog 3
Fine Arts see catalog 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing 3
HLTH 2600 Drugs, Behavior, and Society 3
STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Nutrition 3
Social Science see catalog 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Humanities see catalog 3
Third Science see catalog 3
HLTH 3200   Principles of Community Health  (will meet HLTH ELECTIVE) 3
HLTH 1200 First Aid 2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 1090   Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (will meet HLTH ELECTIVE) 3
HLTH 3220    Foundations of Health Education (will meet HLTH Elective) 3
HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 2400 Stress Management 3
HLTH Electives see catalog 4
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 62

 

Department

Name: Public & Community Health
Location: Health Professions Building West Campus 987 S Geneva Rd Orem, UT
Telephone: 801-863-8651
Email: Briawna.simkins@ortocomercio.com
Web Address: ortocomercio.com/publichealth/
Chair: Mary Brown
 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Public and Community Health provides excellent, engaged learning experiences that will prepare successful students who are competent professionals serving the health needs of individuals, families, and communities.

 
 

Public & Community Health

  • Advisor: Jennie Olson
  • (AA/AS Community Health, BS Community Health - Community Health Education, Minor Community Health Education)
  • Office: HP 101c
  • Telephone: 801-863-8408
  • Email:  jennie.olson@ortocomercio.com
  • Advisor: Kristie Dockstader
  • (BS Community Health - Health Services Administration, BS School Health Education, Minor School Health Education)
  • Office: HP 101b
  • Telephone: 801-863-6579
  • Email: kdockstader@ortocomercio.com


Courses in the Public and Community Health area of study lead to possible careers in community health education and promotion, school health, health care management, and other community health and human service administration.

365体育直播投注Students in the Department of Public and Community Health may receive an Associate in Science or Arts with an emphasis in Community Health; an Associate in Science in Health Sciences; an Integrated Studies Bachelor of Science or Arts with a Community Health Emphasis; a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in one of the following areas: Community Health Emphasis, School Health Education Emphasis, Health Services Administration; or a Health Minor with an emphasis in Community Health Education or School Health Education.

365体育直播投注The Public and Community Health program at UVU provides support courses for General Education, the Elementary Education program, and the Integrated Studies program. The department is committed to provide course work that will enable students to complete an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts Degree with a pre-major in Community Health, and that can be transferred to other institutions.

 
 

Faculty

Brian Barthel(1998)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Health Science/Community Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University.

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James Bemel(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Health Promotion, Weber State University; M.S., Public Health/Health Services Administration, Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Mary Brown(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.S., Community Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Ruthann Cunningham(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Fitness and Wellness Management, M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University, Ph.D., Health Science, A.T. Still University.

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Matthew Flint(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.H.Ed., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Education/Health Promotion, Oregon State University.

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Sarah Hall(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.A., English, M.P.S., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Global Health, Arizona State University.

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Mark A. Hyde(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public and Community Health
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Utah, M.M.Sc., Physician Assistant, Midwestern University, PhD, Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Utah,

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TeriSue Smith Jackson(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Community Health, M.S., Public Health, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah.

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Virlana Johnson-Silva(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public and Community Health
Faculty



B.Sc., Psychology, Brigham Young University, M.Sc., Physician Assistant, Baylor College of Medicine,

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Merilee Larsen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Community Health, Utah Valley University; M.P.H., Health Education, Ph.D., Public Health, Loma Linda University.

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Lynley Murphy(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Health Education, M.S., Health Services, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Robert Walsh(2002)

Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Health Education, Brigham Young University; M.H.E., Health Education, Idaho State University; Ed.D., Health Education, University of Idaho.

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Blake Waters(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.U.S., Environmental Health, M.P.A., Public Administration, Ph.D., public Health University of Utah.

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Jennifer Wegler(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Public & Community Health
Faculty



B.S., Kinesiology, University of Illinois, M.M..S.c, Physician Assistant Science, Midwestern University, M.A., Secondary Education, St. Xavier University.

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