College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions currently offers an extensive variety of programs that are appealing to students interested in the health professions. Our 18 academic programs consist of the bachelor's degree programs of Allied Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences-Respiratory Care, Cardiovascular Sonography, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Diagnostic Medical Sonography-General (Abdominal & OB GYN), Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiation Therapy, and Therapeutic Recreation; the entry-level master's degree programs of Clinical Dietetics, Medical Dosimetry, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, and Speech-Language Pathology; and the clinical doctorate Physical Therapy program and upcoming doctorate Audiology and Occupational Therapy programs.
GVSU granted 393 bachelor's degrees and 252 graduate degrees between
July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 to students in the College of Health Professions programs!
To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health and well-being of the larger community.
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.
- 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
The mission of the Global Health Task Force is to coordinate the research, service, and educational global health-related activities of Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions.
- Develop and nurture global health partnerships
- Foster global health research and scholarship
- Train the next generation of global health leaders
Click on the globe to learn more about the College of Health Profession's Global Health Taskforce.
A group of children eagerly hold up their newly updated vaccination cards in northern India. Photo credit Alan Janssen, MSPH, Health Communication Specialist (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Justice Nyigmah Bawole, PhD
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Dr. Bawole is Associate Professor and Head of The Department for Public Administration and Health Services Management at the University of Ghana Business School
In the News
October 10, 2018
Facilitator created medical school course that introduces art as means to enhance diagnostic skills.
October 05, 2018
Health care in Uganda, Nigeria and Guatemala were topics presented at the Global Health Showcase.
September 27, 2018
Research on disease prevention, clinical care and overall health and well-being will be displayed.
September 18, 2018
KCON will host screenings of "To Err is Human" and discussions in two locations September 25.