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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.
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 student should possess or be eligible to obtain state licensing or credentials.
Why Study Allied Health Sciences at Grand Valley?
- Located in the state-of-the-art Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall in close proximity to five hospitals, the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, and many research, clinical, and treatment facilities.
- Grand Valley's strong relationships in the region's medical community provides students with opportunities for high-quality clinical experiences that are an important aspect of the learning experience.
- The university has academic advisors in Grand Rapids, Allendale, and Traverse City to assist and support students. Those who have been out of school for a number of years can utilize services offered by GVSU's Center for Adult and Continuing Studies.
- The AHS-HPD degree offers the potential for career advancement and preparation for graduate school.
- Courses are offered in a hybrid or online format.