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Allied Health Sciences, B.S.

Allied health professionals work in health care teams to provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services that are critical to the other health professionals they work with and the patients they serve. The allied health sciences (AHS) major is designed to meet the educational needs of an aspiring health professional.

Face To Face 120
  • Allendale
  • Traverse City
Allied Health Sciences, B.S. - Health Professional degree completion emphasis

The Allied Health Sciences' health professional degree (AHS-HPD) completion program is designed to provide a path for health care professionals who have an associate degree and want to earn a bachelor's degree. The AHS-HPD major is designed to complement health professionals whose careers include medical assisting, dental hygiene, radiography, sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging, along with positions as an occupational therapy aide, nuclear medicine technician, paramedic, and surgical technician.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
120
  • Grand Rapids
  • Allendale
Allied Health Sciences, B.S. - Histotechnology emphasis

Histology is a laboratory science concerned with the demonstration of cellular morphology, chemical composition, and function of normal and abnormal tissue. A histotechnologist cuts, mounts, and stains tissues removed surgically to make the cell details visible for review. With the information learned from the section of tissue biopsy, a pathologist and physician can make appropriate diagnoses and determine the best course of treatment for a patient. Secondary admission.

Face To Face 120
  • Grand Rapids
  • Allendale
Audiology, Au.D.

Audiologists are health care professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages.

The audiology degree at Grand Valley is a clinically focused, professional degree, allowing students greater application of knowledge upon graduation than other research-based programs. Students will be prepared to sit for the national examination and to qualify for state licensure upon completion of the program.

Face To Face 84 Grand Rapids
Cardiovascular Sonography, B.S.

Cardiovascular sonography, commonly known as an ultrasound, involves the use of imaging technology to assist in the process of medical diagnosis. Sonographers have skills that are utilized by many specialties, including cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and vascular surgery. Secondary admission.

Face To Face 149
  • Allendale
  • Grand Rapids
Clinical Dietetics, M.S.

Clinical dietetics is a systematic approach to treating medical conditions, complex disease processes and their associated symptoms through medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) uses and applies advanced nutrition knowledge, MNT, and the nutrition care process to promote health and prevent disease.

  • Hybrid
  • Online
52 - 55 Grand Rapids
Combined degree: Occupational Therapy M.S. and Dr.O.T.

The combined master of science and doctor of occupational therapy program at Grand Valley State University offer students the opportunity to earn two degrees, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.

  • Face To Face
  • Hybrid
109 Grand Rapids
Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.

Communication sciences and disorders meets the educational needs of the aspiring speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and other speech-, language-, and hearing-related professionals. Secondary admission required.

Face To Face 120
  • Grand Rapids
  • Allendale
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, B.S.

Diagnostic medical sonography is commonly known as "ultrasound." Sonographers are health care professionals who utilize imaging technology to assist in the process of medical diagnosis. Sonographers have skills that are utilized by many specialties, including emergency medicine, pediatrics, fertility, oncology, musculoskeletal, and general medicine.

Face To Face 150
  • Allendale
  • Grand Rapids
Health Care Information Systems Minor

Information systems studies the use of computers in collecting, organizing, storing, retrieving, processing, and analyzing information in response to the ever-changing challenges faced by organizations.

The health care information systems (HIS) minor is a combination of technology and health care that is in high demand in West Michigan and across the country.

Online 30
Health Information Management, B.S.

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of managing medical information that is vital to providing quality patient care. HIM organizes health data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. Managers regularly communicate with health care professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.

Online 122
  • Allendale
  • Grand Rapids
Information Security Systems Minor

The information security systems minor is designed to provide students with a foundation related to the principles of information security.

Face To Face 24 - 26 Allendale
Interprofessional Health Informatics Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in health informatics is designed to prepare individuals interested in gaining comprehensive knowledge and skills in the design, utilization, evaluation, and clinical processes of health informatics. The certificate draws from the expertise found in our nursing, health informatics and bioinformatics, and public administration graduate programs.

Hybrid 9 Grand Rapids
Medical Dosimetry, M.S.

A medical dosimetrist is a key member of the radiation oncology team who works closely with physicians, physicists, and other members of the radiation oncology team to implement each treatment plan. The medical dosimetrist uses computer software to design and accurately calculate a radiation treatment plan based on the radiation oncologist's prescription, being cognizant of normal tissues and critical structures in the treatment vicinity.

Hybrid 38 Grand Rapids
Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

Medical laboratory scientists perform complex analyses to develop data on blood, tissues, and fluids of the human body. These lab tests play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many diseases.

Face To Face 127 Allendale
Occupational Therapy, Dr.O.T.

The post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) is designed for the working professional in search of a challenging yet supportive program. The Dr.O.T. aims to expand clinical skills, advance career opportunities, develop leadership skills, prepare for teaching in higher education, and facilitate innovative problem solving through highly individualized curricular experiences.

Hybrid 36 Grand Rapids
Occupational Therapy, M.S.

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with clients of all ages, who have physical, mental, or developmental difficulties to improve participation and engagement in daily activities.

  • Face To Face
  • Hybrid
81 - 84 Grand Rapids
Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

Physical therapists provide services that enhance functional independence and address all types of movement disorders or limitations.

Face To Face 119 Grand Rapids
Physician Assistant Studies, M.P.A.S.

Physician assistants (PAs) are valued members of the medical community who work as part of a collaborative health care team. They take medical histories, perform physical examinations, make clinical diagnoses, treat illnesses, provide patient education, counsel patients, assist in surgery, create patient orders, interpret lab studies, and prescribe medications.

Face To Face 103
  • Grand Rapids
  • Traverse City
Public Health, M.P.H.

The Council on Education for Public Health-accredited Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program provides a collaborative and integrated approach to improving population health and healthcare. The MPH program uses collaborative partnerships to meet diverse community health needs through educating future leaders, and promoting social justice and excellence in practice.

Hybrid 48 - 51 Grand Rapids