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 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!

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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, 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... 

Study Abroad with Allied Health Sciences

Allied Health Sciences

Study Abroad with Clinical Dietetics

Clinical Dietetics

Study Abroad with Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Study Abroad with Public Health

Public Health

Study Abroad with Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Study Abroad with Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

Study Abroad with Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation

Global Health


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.

Global Health Taskforce

Global Health Taskforce Link

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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).

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Global Health Key Note Speaker

Justice Nyigmah Bawole, PhD

Listen to and view the lecture:

“Our Globe, Our Profession, and Our Influence: Paradoxes of Advances and Global Health Inequities”


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

GVNow News

Early college program will host open house Saturday

March 08, 2019

High school students can earn up to seven college credit at no charge to their families.

Life EMS helps design simulation for health professions students

February 26, 2019

The event was part of the PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) curriculum. 

Year in Review: Memorable GVSU stories from 2018

December 20, 2018

The stories were chosen based on their impact on campus, in the news and on social media.

Grand Valley breaks ground on DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

October 23, 2018

More than 300 people attended the ceremony for a third building, expanding GVSU's Health Campus.

Visual thinking workshop connects art, health professions for students

October 10, 2018

Facilitator created medical school course that introduces art as means to enhance diagnostic skills.

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Maps and Directions

GVSU Campus Maps and Directions

Health Campus Parking

Health Campus Parking Information

Ride the Rapid!

The Rapid Bus Routes and Schedules

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences Building Map

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS)
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Raleigh J. Finklestein Building Map

Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall (RFH)
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Page last modified March 26, 2019