College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions currently offers an extensive variety of programs that are appealing to anyone interested in the health professions. Our 15 academic programs consist of the clinical doctorate Physical Therapy program; the entry-level masters degree programs of Clinical Dietetics, Medical Dosimetry, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, and Speech Language Pathology; and the baccalaureate level programs of Allied Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences - Respiratory Care, Cardiovascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General (Abdominal & OB GYN), Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiation Therapy, and Therapeutic Recreation. 

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Our Vision

To create an environment that is recognized and respected for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the community, our professions, and the constituents we serve. 

We will be recognized for our collegiality, collaboration, evidence based practice, and development of life-long learners.

Our Mission

To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health and well-being of the larger community.

Our Values

  • Professional and ethical behavior
  • Respect and appreciation of differences
  • Life-long learning
  • Excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice
  • Appreciation of personal well-being
  • Collegiality and collaboration
  • Social responsibility



September 25, 2018 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Reception, Documentary, Panel FREE INTERDISCIPLINARY EVENT FOR STUDENTS & FACULTY Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, making it the #3 leading cause of...

Global Health Showcase 2018

October 5, 2018 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Our globe, our profession and our influence: paradoxes of advances and global health inequities KEYNOTE PRESENTATION by Justice Nyigmah Bawole (PhD) Associate Professor and Head of Department Department...

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July 27, 2018

Music major Lucy Finkel, '05, returned to GVSU for a graduate degree in speech-language pathology.

Middle school students experience real-life simulations in health professions

July 23, 2018

Teens felt what it's like to be a physical therapist, sonographer and speech-language pathologist.

Art expands health education in Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

July 18, 2018

More than 280 works of art have been installed in Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall.

Finkelstein Hall called a 'game changer' for students

July 17, 2018

President Haas said Finkelstein Hall is an example of what deep collaboration can accomplish.

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