Bachelor of Science with an Emphasis
AHS Health Professional Degree Completion Emphasis
Health professionals whose disciplines have an entry education preparation at the Associate or Associate of Applied Science degree level constitute an important population of health care workers today. These professions include medical assisting, occupational therapy assistant, surgical technology, dental hygiene, and dozens more.
The Health Professional Degree Completion emphasis is designed to complement the associate degree professional education with a path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences (AHS), using both the students’ professional education and the essential components of upper-division baccalaureate education to maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Not only is there career enhancement for the healthcare professional with a bachelor of science but also earning a baccalaureate provides the prerequisite knowledge for the expansion of skills to graduate programs.
To determine if you are eligible for this program you are invited to set up a phone or in-person appointment with Darlene or Michelle at www.gvsu.edu/chpss or send your email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org>inserting AHS-HPD as the subject.
Histology is a laboratory science concerned with the demonstration of cellular morphology, chemical composition, and function of normal and abnormal tissue. The Histotechnologist cuts tissues removed through surgical procedures, mounts the tissue sections on glass slides, and stains them with special dyes to make the cell details visible under the microscope. A secondary application and admission are required.
Pre-Health Physician Assistant Studies Emphasis
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who practice under the supervision of physicians. PAs are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative healthcare services as well as treating minor injuries.
THE AHS REPIRATORY CARE EMPHASIS IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS STARTING GVSU BEFORE AUGUST 2021. All other students see B.S. Respiratory Care Track A below.
Respiratory therapists provide direct patient care for those who have trouble breathing across a broad scope of reasons. The patients of respiratory therapists range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs, children, and adolescents with asthma, to elderly patients with emphysema.
STATISTICS OF PREVIOUSLY ADMITTED RESPIRATORY CARE EMPHASIS STUDENTS:
- Minimum GPA for students accepted into program: 2.62
- Average GPA for students accepted into program: 2.98
- Highest GPA for students accepted into program: 3.80