Welcome from the Dean
Roy H. Olsson, Jr., PhD, CTRS
Dean of College of Health Professions
"As dean of the Grand Valley State University College of Health Professions, I welcome you to our website. The mission of health profession education at Grand Valley State University is to prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health and well-being of the larger community. The college offers a variety of programs that are appealing to anyone interested in the health professions. The College of Health Professions includes 15 academic programs -- one which is a clinical doctorate program (Physical Therapy); six of which are entry-level masters degrees (Clinical Dietetics, Medical Dosimetry, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, Speech Language Pathology); and eight which are at the baccalaureate level (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)."
As you explore the many programs we offer, you will see our commitment to our vision, mission and values. Should you have questions or suggestions, we welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you. Please contact one of our student advisors: Darlene Zwart (616) 331-3958, Michelle Cronk (616) 331-5966, Brianne Perez (616) 331-5967, or Michael Saldaña (616) 331-5603.