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Temporary Contact Information During COVID-19 Emergency
GVSU is in the process of reopening campus in advance of the fall semester. The Allied Health Sciences office suite (RFH 106) will be staffed by our professional support staff and student workers beginning July 13, and buildings will be open beginning July 27. Please use the contact information listed here if you have questions regarding Allied Health Sciences or any other College of Health Professions programs.
For more information on GVSU's reopening plans and protocols for returning to campus, visit the Lakers Together website. Please note that all faculty, staff, and students must complete a health self-assessment prior to visiting campus.
Academic Advising / CHP Program Admissions: CHP Student Services Office @ email@example.com
- Allied Health Sciences (AHS): Marilyn Gilbreath @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Includes emphasis in:
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
- Health Professional Degree Completion
- Respiratory Care
- Health Information Management
- Graduate Program: Clinical Dietetics
- Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD): Jaimie Koopman @ email@example.com
- Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences (DTS):
- Occupational Science and Therapy (OST): Diana Briggs @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Physical Therapy (PT): Sarah Kozminski @ email@example.com
- Physician Assistant Studies (PAS): Cathy Tomek @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Health (PH): Heather Koster @ email@example.com
The term Allied Health is used to identify a cluster of health professions, encompassing as many as 200 health careers. There are 5 million allied health care providers in the U.S., who work in more than 40 different professions and represent approximately 60% of all health care providers. Even so, this is just a drop in the bucket in terms of how many allied health care workers are needed to meet current and future healthcare needs in America.
When you work in allied health, you are involved—directly or indirectly—with patient health, and you are regarded as an expert in your field. Some allied health professionals practice independently; others work as part of a health care team, providing continual evaluation and assessment of patient needs. They also play a major role in informing the attending clinician of the patient's progress and response to treatment.
You can read more about allied health careers and find detailed information regarding all health-related careers by visiting the website www.explorehealthcareers.org.
To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health profession today and tomorrow.
To create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, professional behavior, and encourages lifelong learning.
As educators in health we hold the following core values:
Professional and ethical behavior
Respect and appreciate diversity