Skip to main content

The College of Health

Redefining the Human Healthspan

The University of Utah’s College of Health is leading the transformation in health care from primarily caring for the sick to empowering people to be healthy, active, and resilient through proactive, preventive, and rehabilitative care. Through innovative research and by preparing the next generation of practitioners, the college is on a mission to add more years to our life and life to those years. 

The College of Health has a diverse range of programs in fields like communication sciences, nutrition, physical therapy, and more. With a focus on interprofessional education and practice, students learn how to collaborate across disciplines to provide patient-centered care.


Explore the College of Health









Communication Sciences & Disorders

Health & Kinesiology

Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Occupational & Recreational Therapies

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Student Resources

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

The College of Health is committed to diversifying the health professions workforce which, is inextricably linked to reducing health disparities in our country.

We aim to promote a climate of respect and equity that cultivates and sustains transformative practices by forging spaces of possibility where people feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respected. These ideals are intrinsic to collaborative partnerships and our commitment to diversify the health professions workforce.


Book an Advisor Appointment

  1. Visit the advisor's page to find your advisor by degree, or interest.
  2. Click the "Book Now" icon to go to their scheduling portal. 
  3. Login and schedule. New users may need to register.
  • Please contact the course instructor directly via phone or email for a permission code. Advisors, advising staff, and deans office staff, do not have permission code access.

    Please understand that faculty members are not required to grant permission codes. If the faculty member approves your request, they will issue you a permission code. Once you have the code, you may add the class through your CIS page. Please do this immediately.

    How to add my class using a permission code:
    Log in to the Campus Information Services, click on the "Registration" tile on your Student Homepage,  click on the "Add Class" link, choose the term, and then enter the "class number" or find the class by using the "class search". Select the class and enter the permission number/code in the permission number field. For more information visit the Registration website.

Message from Dean Tappenden

"I am honored to join the College of Health at the University of Utah. I look forward to learning from and working with faculty, staff, and students as we collaborate with our community partners to innovate education, advance knowledge, address disparities, and redefine the human healthspan."

College of Health Dean Kelly Tappenden

Is the U for you?

The University of Utah is ranked in the top 50 for "2024 Best Colleges in the U.S." by the Wall Street Journal.

University of Utah Campus

Give to the College of Health

You can help the College of Health continue to progress with even a small contribution.

University of Utah Giving

Latest News