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Allied Health Sciences, B.S.

Credits Required

Allied Health Sciences (AHS) is intended to meet the educational needs of the aspiring health care professional.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

AHS can be tailored to meet the health professions goals of students with specific academic emphases.

Pre-health professional emphases for students desiring to apply for a graduate degree in:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Entry level baccalaureate emphases in:

  • General Allied Health Sciences
  • Histotechnology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Health Professional degree completion - for those holding an associate degree in particular health professions

Why Study Allied Health Sciences at Grand Valley?

  • Located in the state-of-the-art Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS) within close proximity of five hospitals, the Medical Education and Research Center, and many research, clinical, and treatment facilities.
  • With its strong relationships with the regions medical community, the program is able to provide students with the opportunity for high-quality clinical experiences which are an important part of the students learning experience.
  • Courses are taught by tenure track or adjunct faculty members who meet the highest levels of professional standards; the program does not use graduate assistants to teach courses.
  • The College of Health Professions maintains a dedicated staff of academic advisors in its Student Services Office to meet the academic advising needs of its students.

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For More Information

College of Health Professions Department of Allied Health Sciences
500 Lafayette Ave. NE, Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 331-5600

Admissions Office

Location & Format

Face to face courses are scheduled during the day and are offered at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.


Those declaring an AHS major must choose one of the above emphases and follow the curriculum guidelines for that emphasis. In addition, every student must complete:

  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Intro to Health Professions
  • Health Care Management
  • Intro to Health Care Research
  • Ethics and Legal Responsibilities

Career Options

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare related. They also predict 3.2 million new wage and salary healthcare jobs between 2008 and 2018.