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Date and Time

Monday, July 11, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • GVSU, Pew Campus, Downtown Grand Rapids


What is sHaPe?

Summer Health Activities and Professions Explorations (sHaPe) for boys and girls is a one-week day program introduction to the health professions. Students particpate in activities that provide hands-on exposure to a variety of health professions.

Students in sHaPe have the opportunity to study anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and personal health and fitness. They explore the professions of clinical lab science, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiation therapy, sonography, speech pathology, sports medicine, and therapeutic recreation.

Program activities include exercising in fun ways, making nutritiuous meals, collecting data in a laboratory setting, using modern medical equipment, understanding different types of therapies for various injuries and disabilities, and experiencing a field trip to Spectum Health Butterworth Campus.

Besides learning there is a lot of fun! There are lots of activities that include physical movement, role playing, and team building.



  • Participants must be between the ages of 12-15.
  • Particiants must currently be in the 7th or 8th grade.
  • Participants must be entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2011.
  • Participants must be Michigan residents.
  • Preference will be given to students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools.
  • Completed application forms must be received no later than April 29, 2011.


  • July 11-14, 2011 (girls)
  • July 18-21, 2011 (boys)


  • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For More Information Please Contact:


Ranelle Brew



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