For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through June 17. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
Temporary Contact Information During COVID-19 Emergency
In light of the ongoing public health emergency and mandated restrictions for contact, the CHP Dean’s office and all departmental/program offices will be physically closed and available by remote access only. Please email your inquiries to the contacts listed here, and limit telephone calls to matters that cannot be handled by email.
Thank you, and stay healthy, calm, and informed... we will get through this together!
Academic Advising / CHP Program Admissions: CHP Student Services Office @ email@example.com
- Allied Health Sciences (AHS): Marilyn Gilbreath @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD): Dan Halling, Chair @ 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