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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.
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
Entry level baccalaureate emphases in:
- General Allied Health Sciences
- 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 Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall with
close proximity to five hospitals, the Grand Rapids Medical
Education and Research Center, and many research, clinical, and
- Strong relationships with the medical community provide students
with high-quality clinical opportunities, which are an important
aspect of the learning experience.
- Faculty members who meet the highest levels of professional
standards, not graduate assistants, teach the courses.
- The College of Health Professions maintains a dedicated staff of
academic advisors in its Student Services Office to meet students'
academic advising needs.
- The degree can be tailored to meet the health professions goals of students with specific academic emphases.