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 17 academic programs consist of the bachelor's degree programs of Allied Health Sciences, 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 Audiology and Occupational Therapy doctorate 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, and practice
- Appreciation of personal well-being
- Collegiality and collaboration
- Social responsibility
Study Abroad - Make a Global Impact
As a health profession major, students studying abroad will experience global health practices from different perspectives and gain a cross-cultural understanding -- one that is key when interacting with diverse patients!
Expand your horizon and play a vital role; explore the possibilities...
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
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
Listen to and view the lecture:
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
March 08, 2019
High school students can earn up to seven college credit at no charge to their families.
February 26, 2019
The event was part of the PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) curriculum.
December 20, 2018
The stories were chosen based on their impact on campus, in the news and on social media.
October 23, 2018
More than 300 people attended the ceremony for a third building, expanding GVSU's Health Campus.
More than a diagnosis: Health professions students adopt visual thinking strategies to be more mindful with patients
May 10, 2019
Story by Matthew Makowski -- Students majoring in Grand Valley's health professions are fine tuning their visual training and communication skills by examining art. Honing that attention to detail will help them truly see their future patients.
Photo by Elizabeth Lienau -- Alexa Miller stands next to a painting, ‘Floating Bed,’ in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences and asks nursing, health professions and art students to discuss what they see.