For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through April 25. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 616-331-2025 or 1-800-748-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
Health Communication, B.A., B.S.
Health communication professionals play important roles in relaying information between consumers who are aware, but often technically naive, and a system that is operated by highly skilled, educated, technical professionals. Skilled health communication professionals have become central to the success of the health care industry, including its success in maintaining wellness and conquering disease.
Health communication is one of four undergraduate majors offered by Grand Valley's School of Communications. Students also may choose an emphasis in one or more of the other areas:
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Communications Studies
- Health Communication
- Multimedia Journalism
Why Study Health Communication at Grand Valley?
- The study of communications at Grand Valley emphasizes a broad understanding of the field combined with a solid knowledge of specific technical skills.
- Foregrounding a liberal arts context, emphasis is placed on learning-by-doing.
- Students frequently participate in creative performances, exhibitions, and publications related to their chosen major field of study.
- State-of-the-art facilities support current and emergent technologies and enhance student competence in their use.
- Students can work in internships in a professional setting.
- Financial Aid
- Study Abroad
- Course Catalog
- Communications Programs
- Health Communication Programs
For More InformationSchool of Communication
290 Lake Superior Hall
Location & Format
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.
The program requires the following courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fundamentals of Advertising
- Health Communication Systems
- Health Care Management
- News Reporting
Health communication graduates are employed by:
- Hospitals, HMOs, and other health-related organizations
- Pharmaceutical companies
- State and local health departments
For more information, visit gvsu.edu/soc/.