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Families & Health

Families & Health is about exploring not just the genetic material we inherit from our families but also the shared culture, environment, and lifestyles that influence our health and wellness. In this learning community you will investigate how families can promote health and well-being, how they help manage chronic illnesses, and how these family-based strategies vary across developmental life stages. Families & Health is led by faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Science. 
 
Learning Community Highlights Include:
  • Students create and participate in community-based projects focused on nutrition, movement, and literacy.
  • The classes associated with this learning community will provide you the opportunity to learn and explore psychology, human development & family studies, health promotion and biology pathways. 

 


A word from our Alumni


Families & Health Block U has really opened my eyes to all the resources that are available to us. As a freshman, it is overwhelming to know that there are so many opportunities and resources available but not know how and when to use them. Through Block U, I have been able to involve myself in the community using these tools, such as Student Success Advocates and the Center for Student Wellness. These resources have helped me participate in my classes better and communicate with teachers and peers. I am grateful to Block U for presenting me with these really helpful tools that have aided me in bettering myself.

Want to join A Block U learning community?

First, you must complete your New Student Orientation. Once you have completed your orientation modules, please move on to the Academic Advising section below for information regarding your academic advising appointment.

If you have questions about getting registered for an orientation, how to complete the orientation modules, please contact the Office of Orientation and Tranistion.

Office of Orientation & Transition

Webiste orientation.utah.edu
Phone 801-581-7069
Email orientation@utah.edu
Address
280 A. Ray Olpin Student Union Building (UNION)
200 South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Once you complete your New Student Orientation modules, you will meet with an academic advisor for first semester course planning. To find your steps to speak with an advisor, review the "Connect with your Academic College" module in your Canvas course. This module will include instructions specific to your academic college/major.

Prepare for your advising appointment by setting up your FERPA pin, familiarize yourself with Graduation Requirements, make a list of topics you are interested in and classes you would like to take, prepare any questions to ask. Don't forget to mention you want to join Block U while meeting with your academic advisor and share with them the Block U learning community worksheet!

If you are having trouble finding your college specific orientation information, visit https://orientation.utah.edu/orientation/orientation_academic_colleges.php

If you are having difficulty connecting with your Academic College, please contact the Office of Orientation & Transition.

Office of Orientation & Transition

Webiste orientation.utah.edu
Phone 801-581-7069
Email orientation@utah.edu
Address
280 A. Ray Olpin Student Union Building (UNION)
200 South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

 

Quick Advising Question? 

Website advising.utah.edu
Phone 801-581-8146
Email AACReception@utah.edu

During your academic advising appointment, your advisor will help you register for courses and show you how to modify them. Don't forget to mention you want to join Block U while meeting with your academic advisor and share with them the Block U learning community worksheet!

Visit blocku.utah.edu/frequently-asked-questions with answers to questions we receive pretty often. If you have a question that is not listed, please fill out our contact form at blocku.utah.edu/contact-us and a Block U Ambassador will reach out within 24 hours.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via a form on our website at blocku.utah.edu/contact-us and a Block U Ambassador will reach out within 24 hours.
Last Updated: 5/27/21