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More Health, Less Medicine 2020-2021

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About the College of Health (COH)

The College of Health is among the largest of the colleges and schools at the University with 2,500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students. Degree options include 18 BA/BS degree emphases, 16 master’s degree programs, three clinical doctorates, and five PhD programs. This combination of graduate degrees, professional programs, and undergraduate majors uniquely positions the College to contribute to the clinical and research missions of University of Utah Health and high impact educational practices on the main campus.

Welcome Back to the 2020 - 2021 School Year!

Health care in America is facing major challenges, and University of Utah Health is leading the way through big ideas, sweeping movements, and paradigm-shifting breakthroughs. The College of Health (CoH) is playing a crucial role in this transformation through discovery and implementation of new knowledge in prevention of chronic disease and evidence-based rehabilitation.  Read more.

Watch the Dean's response to CoVID-19 and creating a safe diverse environment for students and staff.

More from the Dean

David H. Perrin is Dean of the College of Health and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah.

See what education is like during COVID-19

We focus on Kirk Nichols' classroom in our Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism during the pandemic. See Kirk's approach to keeping students safe while providing the education they're looking for.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

We're dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
The College is committed to diversifying the health professions workforce,
which is inextricably linked to reducing health disparities in our country.


Why Choose Utah?

The College of Health is changing healthcare for the better

Find out why our students and faculty choose the U


See what else the College of Health has to offer


Have a Question?

Ask an Advisor

We know you've got a lot of big decisions and we're here to help. Find your advisor and click "Book Now!" to schedule an appointment.

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Student Success also offers services to COH students. Learn more.

How to book an appointment

We've created a short video that walks you. through the booking process

Meet our undergraduate advisors

Jacklyn Chiu

Academic Advisor, Health & Kinesiology

Community Health Education, Health & Physical Education Teaching, and Kinesiology

Jacklyn Chiu

Phone: 801-581-7586

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Dave Belt

Academic Advisor, Health & Kinesiology

Community Health Education, Health & Physical Education Teaching, and Kinesiology

Dave Belt

Phone: 801-587-3374

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Maddie Miller

Academic Advisor, Health & Kinesiology

Community Health Education, Health & Physical Education Teaching, and Kinesiology

Maddie Miller

Phone: 801-587-3962

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Eric Gardner

Academic Advisor - Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

Eric Gardner

Phone: 801-585-0832

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Jojo Y Beyene

Academic Advisor - Community Health Education, Emergency Medical Services, Nuclear Medicine, Communications Sciences Disorders, and Nutrition Minor

Jojo Y Beyene

Phone: 801-585-0827

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Kelly Brown

Academic Advisor - Occupational and Recreational Therapies

Kelly C. Brown

Phone: 801-585-0555

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Meet our graduate advisors

Graduate Advisor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Sharon Benavides

Phone: 801-581-6726 Email:

Graduate Advisor, Health & Kinesiology

Andrea Moss

Phone: 801-585-9783 Email: andrea,

Graduate Advisor - Occupational Therapy & Recreational Therapy

Kelly Brown

Phone: 801-585-0555 Email:

Coordinated Master’s Advisor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, Coordinated Master’s

Jean Zancanella

Phone: 801-581-5280 Email:

Director of Graduate Studies - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, PhD and MS Advisor

Thunder Jalili

Phone: 801-585-0399 Email:

Master’s Online Director and Advisor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Katherine Beals

Phone: 801-581-5916 Email:

Graduate Advisor - Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

Dorothy Schmalz

Phone: 801-581-8080 Email:

Graduate Advisor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Kaitlyn Tippetts

Phone: 801-581-5146 Email:

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with even a small contribution.

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Is the U for you?

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Title IX

The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106.  The requirement not to discrimination in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, we encourage you to report it to the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:  
Sherrie Hayashi
Title IX Coordinator/Director
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at
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