2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Mar 19, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

College of Health

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Address: Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) North Building, Room 200
Phone: 801-581-8379
Website: www.health.utah.edu

Dean: David H.Perrin, Ph.D.


Communication Sciences and Disorders 
Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation  
Nutrition and Integrative Physiology  
Occupational and Recreational Therapies  
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training  


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Addressing Tomorrow’s Health Care Needs Today. The mission of the College of Health is to promote health and enhance quality of life through dissemination of information on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, fitness, nutrition, leisure, and selected rehabilitation processes for a dynamic and changing society. The College expands knowledge, advances public policy, and generates scientific discovery through undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, service, and clinical activities.

The College of Health is dedicated to the education of professionals for various careers related to health, focusing on health promotion and rehabilitation. The College conducts research and promotes scholarly activity that further an understanding of treatment and effective practices in health, including those that can be successfully applied in community, clinical, and rehabilitative settings. The College currently supports over 30 laboratories and clinics that perform research and provide services to the community, health professions and the University.


Disability Studies Program  

Undergraduate Program

Students who enter the College of Health have the option of exploring careers in the following areas: Personal Training, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, Athletic Training, Sport Psychology, Secondary School Health Education, Emergency Medical Services, Health Education, Leisure Service, Recreation Planning and Management, Hospitality Management, Recreational Therapy, and Nuclear Medicine Technology.

The College of Health offers the following majors to undergraduate students: Speech and Hearing Science; Kinesiology (emphasis areas: Exercise Science, Fitness and Wellness Specialist, or Kinesiology Teaching); Health Promotion and Education (emphases: Community, Consumer Health, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Emergency Medical Services); Recreational Therapy; Parks, Recreation and Tourism (emphasis areas: Commercial, Community, and Sport Management, Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Mangement, or Outdoor Recreation Studies); and Athletic Training.

Admission Requirements

There may be additional admission requirements for these programs, please see program pages for more information.

Academic Advising

Students interested in academic programs in the College of Health are encouraged to take advantage of advising services provided by the Center for Student Success, located in HPER North, Room 200.  Center advisors can assist students with transfer work, program requirements, and career or professional school goals.  In addition, advisors can assist with resources relating to student services, internships, clubs, organizations, and activities at the university.  Advisors can be found at the College of Health website (health.utah.edu) or at the specific academic program website. The Assistant Dean for Students in the College of Health (200 HPER North, 801-585-5764) is also available to assist with students’ premajor advising and specific questions or concerns. Advisors will provide information to assist students’ adjustment to the University and to help students maintain normal progress toward attaining degrees.

Other Certification Programs

Certification may be earned in the Emergency Programs, including advanced First Aid, CPR, and Rescue EMT.

Graduate Programs

Please view the department pages for more graduate degree information.

Transfer Students

A maximum of six semester hours may be transferred from another institution.

Graduate Financial Assistance

Graduates of an accredited college or university with an undergraduate or graduate major in the health sciences may be eligible for consideration for research and graduate teaching assistantships. Candidates for teaching assistantships must present an acceptable academic record and be admitted as a fully matriculated student to the graduate program in the College of Health.

Details relating to research and graduate teaching assistantships are available from the respective departments and divisions. For additional information, contact the departments/divisions directly, or visit the college’s website at www.health.utah.edu.

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