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Health Communication, B.A., B.S.

Health communication involves highly skilled, educated, technical professionals relaying information to consumers, health care providers, and other stakeholders. Skilled health communication professionals have become central to the success of the health care industry, including its success in maintaining wellness and conquering disease.


7%
National Job Growth

Health communication opportunities are projected to grow 7% in the U.S. by 2025.

800
Annual Michigan Job Openings

Annually in Michigan, nearly 800 job openings exist in the health communication field.

Internship Opportunities

Health communication students have the opportunity to intern on Grand Rapids' Medical Mile.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Health Communication is one of four undergraduate majors offered by Grand Valley's School of Communications. Students take courses in the health communication core and biomedical sciences. The curriculum features a variety of topics and an experiential approach to learning.

Why Study Health Communication at Grand Valley?


Program Details