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What are we doing well during COVID-19?

We are in this together | On the front lines of COVID-19

Emmet County EMS

Rachel Zemanek and Mikayla Thorman are Northern Michigan Paramedics and students pursuing a Bachelor in Allied Health Sciences at Grand Valley State University’s Traverse City Regional Center.

Do you have a story to share, or know a faculty member, staff, or student in our college programs that have helped the community during this crisis?

Share the good work on this form and send an email to allenl@gvsu.edu. Thank you!

Traverse City health professions donates supplies to Munson; students anxious to return to clinical assignments

PAS Class of 2021

Clinical Dietetics students volunteer at food pantries and soup kitchens: "We're not struggling for food, others are"

Students volunteer at food pantries and soup kitchens: "We're not struggling for food, others are"

Physician Assistant Studies grad student recovers from coronavirus, donates plasma to 'pay it forward'

GVSU grad student recovers from coronavirus, donates plasma to 'pay it forward'

GVSU grad student recovers from coronavirus, donates plasma to 'pay it forward'
Hannah Grinwis, graduate student in the Physician Assistant Studies program. Photo Credit: Courtesy photo

THANK YOU to all of our students, faculty, staff, and advisors in how you are responding to immediate change as we maneuver this crisis together. We are aware of your stress and commend you in your willingness to be flexible. Your resilience and strength of character make us proud and we know you are a bright spot in the future of health professions!

Important Information during COVID-19

In light of the public health emergency we are all facing and the mandated restrictions for contact, the CHP Dean’s office and all departmental/program offices are physically closed and available by remote access only. Please email your inquiries to the listed contacts and limit telephone calls to matters that cannot be handled by email. Thank you and stay healthy, calm, and informed...we will get through this together!

Contact Information

Dean's office: Lisa Mulvihill @ mulvihil@gvsu.edu or Leslye Allen @ allenl@gvsu.edu

Academic Advising / CHP Program Admissions: CHP Student Services Office @ chpss@gvsu.edu

Program information:

  • Allied Health Sciences (AHS): Marilyn Gilbreath @ gilbream@gvsu.edu
    Includes emphasis in:
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
    • Histotechnology      
    • Health Professional Degree Completion 
    • Respiratory Care
    • General   
    • Health Information Management
    • Graduate Program: Clinical Dietetics
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD): Jaimie Koopman @ koopmanj@gvsu.edu
    • Speech-Language Pathology
    • Graduate Program: Audiology
  • Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences (DTS): 
    • Cardiovascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Medical Dosimetry: Angela Amerson @ amersona@gvsu.edu
    • Medical Laboratory Science, Recreational Therapy: Judy Delage @ delagej@gvsu.edu
  • Occupational Science and Therapy (OST): Diana Briggs @ briggsdc@gvsu.edu
  • Physical Therapy (PT): Sarah Kozminski @ kozminsa@gvsu.edu
  • Physician Assistant Studies (PAS): Cathy Tomek @ tomekc@gvsu.edu
  • Public Health (PH): Heather Koster @ kosterhe@gvsu.edu


Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit Information

Please note that some of the College of Health Professions programs require prerequisite courses to be completed with LETTER (A, B, C) or NUMERICAL (4.0, 3.0, 2.0) grades. Prerequisite courses completed with Pass/Fail or Credit/No credit will not fulfill some program’s admissions requirements. Some programs accept AP credit (advanced credit) as the exception. Please check with the advising office for specific program information regarding Pass/Fail and Credit/No credit at chpss@gvsu.edu.


Credit/No Credit update

On Friday, March 27, the Executive Committee of the Senate (ECS) discussed a recommendation from the Student Senate to allow students to also make CR/NC requests after the semester has ended and final grades are posted. Several other universities have adopted this temporary policy, and ECS and the Provost reached a consensus to also move in this direction. GVSU is implementing this temporary policy in the following way: May 1-15 will be a third window for students to request changing a course grade to CR/NC, after final grades are posted on April 30. For more information, visit the Provost's website



Welcome to Grand Valley's College of Health Professions;

your chance to make a difference starts here!

The College of Health Professions offers 18 programs

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Grand Valley granted 405 bachelor's degrees and 279 graduate degrees to graduates in our programs

As you explore our programs, you will see the commitment to our mission, vision, and values

Our Mission

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

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 Values

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

Discover the possibilities with our expert advising staff

If you need help choosing a program or planning your schedule, the College of Health Profession's Student Services Office is here to assist you every step of the way

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