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Allied Health Sciences, B.S. - Health Professional degree completion emphasis

Health professionals whose disciplines have an entry-level education preparation at the Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree level constitute an important population of health care workers today.

The health professional degree completion emphasis is designed to complement the associate degree professional education with a path to earn a bachelor of science in Allied Health Sciences (AHS-HPD).

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

Students may qualify if they have earned an A.S. or A.A.S. from a school accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in a health profession program that requires external accreditation and offers national voluntary credentialing. The profession should provide state licensing or credentials which the student either possesses or is eligible to obtain.

Health careers eligible for this degree include, but are not limited to, medical assisting, dental hygiene, radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, occupational therapy aide, nuclear medicine technician, paramedic, and surgical technician.

Why Study Allied Health Sciences at Grand Valley?

  • The students professional education in tandem with upper-division courses at the university offer an effective and efficient way to obtain a degree.
  • Many of the classes are offered in a hybrid or online format.
  • Courses in health care management, ethics and legal responsibilities in health care, research, statistics, and general education prepares students for the culminating issues in Health Professions capstone.
  • The university maintains a dedicated staff of academic advisors in Grand Rapids, Allendale, and Traverse City who can assist and support the student through the process.
  • Students who have been out of school for a number of years can utilize services offered by GVSU's Center for Adult and Continuing Studies.

Helpful Links

For More Information

College of Health Professions Department of Allied Health Sciences

gvsu.edu/ahs
500 Lafayette Ave, NE, Suite 106
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-331-5600

Admissions Office

gvsu.edu/admissions

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies on the GVSU Health Campus, near the Grand Rapids Medical Mile.

Some classes for the program are a combination of online and in-seat.

Format: Hybrid

Coursework

The AHS  HPD bachelor's degree at Grand Valley State University requires 120 credits to graduate. Up to 80 A.S./A.A.S. credits can apply toward earning the bachelors degree. The student must earn 40 credits at Grand Valley. Transferability of credit is done on an individual basis through transcript evaluation.

Career Options

The Bachelor of Science degree not only offers career enhancement for the healthcare professional but can provide the prerequisite knowledge for the expansion of skills for graduate programs.