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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.

Degree Requirements Course Descriptions

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will exhibit more complete understanding of business and health care policy

  • Students will be able to serve in leadership and management roles and demonstrate effective, efficient and ethical leadership
  • Students will have a knowledge of public and private healthcare systems, their issues and benefits
  • Students will obtain 240 hours of internship experience, as proctored by an approved internship supervisor, and will be able to apply the professional competencies in health administration

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.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to assess needs, resources, and capacity for health education/health promotion
  • Students will be able to plan health education/health promotion programs for individuals, families and communities
  • Students will be able to implement and evaluate a health education/health promotion strategy, intervention, and/or program for individuals, families and communities
  • Students will be able to serve as a health education/health promotion resource person and communicate and advocate for health, health education/health promotion, and the profession
  • Students will be able to describe and use the ethical decision-making model using ethical principles as applied to health education/health promotion activities
  • Students will obtain 240 hours of internship experience, as proctored by an approved internship supervisor, and will be able to apply the professional competencies in public health

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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!


The Public Health program at UVU is currently being reviewed for accreditation under the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  The program’s preliminary accreditation application was accepted and a site visit is scheduled for October 28 & 29, 2021.  

The U.S. Department of Education and CEPH require an opportunity for third parties to review and comment on the application.  Please feel free to review the application document and send any comments to CEPH by October 1, 2021.

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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.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to create three sequential lesson plans based on the Health Education I or Health Education II Utah Core Curriculum
  • Students will obtain 5 hours of internship experience and will evaluate a health education class in a junior high or senior high school
  • In addition, students are required to meet the Program Learning Outcomes of the Secondary Education Department in the School of Education

Will School Health Education 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!

Certifications

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

What’s the Difference between the CHES and CPH credential?

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