“For me, the Grand Rapids area was a big part of the reason
I decided to apply to GVSU. I am from a small town so being in a more
metropolitan area was a good change for me, and I felt there were a
lot more opportunities offered for employment after graduation being
in the city.” -Lauren Lyon, 2021.
“I was drawn to Grand Valley’s programs because it was close
to home for me so it makes living accommodations really easy and I
liked that I have only heard good things about the professors of the
program and their willingness to help us grow and become the best
clinicians that we can become in the time it takes to finish the
program.” -Leslie Tannis, 2021.
“I first heard of Grand Valley when my sister went here for
undergrad, so when I heard they had a PT program I knew I wanted to go
here when I was applying to undergrad. Then, as I learned more about
the PT program, and got involved with lab modeling for the PT program,
knew it was the right program for me.” - Liz Malear, 2021
“When deciding which DPT program I wanted to attend, I did a
lot of research on success rates, costs, program requirements, etc.
During this research I found that a lot of the programs that I was
accepted at were similar in these areas, but what set Grand Valley
apart was the experienced faculty, the Grand Rapids location, and the
program’s commitment to the success of its students.” -Christine
“Well if you ask any of my classmates they will all tell you
how much I love Grand Valley, but in all seriousness, there are only
good things to say about the program’s faculty and quite honestly,
they make the program what it is. All of them care about their role as
a professor but they also are just all around great people who care
about their students. That is why I chose Grand Valley.” -Jessie
“In my case I knew people who were currently in the program
when I applied. These people, which may have included my twin brother,
all spoke very highly of GV’s program which made me think that if the
students like the program so much, they must be doing something right.
Also, the people I talked with mentioned how your classmates become
almost like a second family, and this was something I wanted as well.
Looking at where I am now, I definitely made the right choice coming
to Grand Valley.” -Adam Doorn, 2021