Combined Degree: Exercise Science B.S. and Public Health M.P.H.
Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students
the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree,
meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a
combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to
Professionals in the exercise science/public health field work on health care teams to provide a range of services to promote good health, prevent disease within communities, and address multiple complex public health problems.
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain a B.S. in exercise science with an emphasis in health fitness instruction and M.P.H. in public health within the accelerated time frame. Application requirements:
- Junior level standing.
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
- Two completed and received letters of recommendation.
- A written statement addressing questions determined by the MPH program.
- Choice of emphasis: health promotion or epidemiology.
Why Pursue Combined Degrees at Grand Valley?
- Students receive field experience in public health practice, along with optional service and global learning in public health and practicum placements in the community. Didactic learning is paired with community-based experiences throughout the curriculum.
- Classes, faculty offices, and public health labs are all offered at the new Raleigh J. Finklestein Hall building in downtown Grand Rapids on GVSU's health campus.
- Accelerate your career trajectory and complete your degrees one step ahead of the competition.
- Respond to emerging job markets.
- Meet the growing national need for more master's trained employees.
- Gain valuable internship and career opportunities through partnerships in the West Michigan area.