Agreement between GVSU, LSSU fills need for public health in northern Michigan
A partnership between Grand Valley State and Lake Superior State
universities helps fill a need for public health education in northern
Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
Leaders from the two institutions signed an articulation agreement,
which guarantees admission into GVSU's Master of Public Health program
for up to five qualified LSSU students who earned bachelor's degrees
Ranelle Brew, professor and program director for GVSU's Master of
Public Health, said this agreement is similar to one established with
Northern Michigan University in 2019.
"This partnership between GVSU and Lake Superior State really
aims to fill a need and an interest in public health for our partners
from northern Michigan regions,” Brew said. “We have had some
incredible students join our program from northern Michigan who are
interested in filling the gap and need for more public health trained individuals."
Ranelle Brew, professor and program director for GVSU's Master of Public
Health, is pictured in this 2018 photo. An articulation agreement
expands the university's public health presence in the Upper Peninsula.
Image credit - Mitch Ranger
Joseph Susi, chair of LSSU's School of Kinesiology and Behavioral
Sciences, said the agreement provides a natural pathway for students
who want to further their education.
“This arrangement will streamline the process for LSSU kinesiology
students to secure graduate education in public health,” Susi said.
“The job opportunities are many and varied, including health
education, health and wellness coaching and worksite wellness.”
GVSU's Master of Public Health program offers hybrid
and in-person options.
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