Why sHaPe?

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An increasing demand for STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and math) exists in Michigan.  As Grand Rapids continues to be a world-class health care destination, the area needs skilled professionals to meet this demand.

Students study:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • and personal health and fitness. 

They explore the professions around:

  • medical lab science
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • physician assistant
  • public health
  • radiation therapy
  • sonography
  • dosimetry
  • sports medicine
  • and therapeutic recreation.

Program activities include:

  • exercising in fun ways
  • making nutritious 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 Mercy Health - Saint Mary's Campus.

Page last modified February 22, 2022