Nine diverse undergraduate programs sit within the School of Interdisciplinary Health, and selective or competitive secondary admission is required for most of them. Secondary admission means students must complete a specific set of courses, at or above a required GPA level. Once students have completed these requirements, the next step is to submit a secondary admission application. Secondary admission applications are open to current GVSU students, as well as those admitted to GVSU as transfer students.
Students should plan to submit their application shortly after completing the Fall semester of their second (sophomore) year - after the completion of 45 credit hours. Application deadlines vary by program, ranging from February 1 to April 15.
Undergraduate students interested in earning a graduate health degree, should consider the option of a Combined Degree program. Learn more about Combined Degree programs.
Combined Degree Programs
Combined Bachelor/Master degree programs allow students to complete both degrees sooner by counting graduate credits toward the undergraduate degree. This reduces the time and cost to complete both degrees separately. A combined degree program can save students money and allow them to enter the workforce sooner. Learn more about the benefits of a Combined Degree program.
The following Combined degree programs are available within the School of Interdisciplinary Health:
GVSU also offers students the opportunity to combine undergraduate and graduate degree programs from different disciplines. Students are eligible to apply after the completion of 45 undergraduate credits hours, and if approved, can begin taking graduate courses during their junior year.
Contact the College of Health Professions Student Services Office for advising and admissions assistance.
The CHP Student Services office (CHPSS) is a key resource for academic advising services and admissions to the School of Interdisciplinary Health's (SIH) programs and majors. Grand Valley students who declare a major within the College of Health Professions are each assigned to a professional academic advisor and encouraged to meet with their advisor at a minimum once per year but preferably each semester. It is in the student's best interest to get academic advising throughout the college career.
Prospective and admitted SIH program students can expect to receive the following services and support from the CHP Student Services director, admissions coordinator, office coordinator, and four academic advisors.
- Academic plans: Development of achievable academic plans and access to resources for parallel plans.
- Admissions: Invitation for prospective students to visit and learn about the SIH programs.
- Advisor access: Academic advisors are available to students at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus and in Grand Rapids at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
- Program application: Navigation through SIH's undergraduate secondary admissions process and graduate program applications.
- Orientation: Academic advising during freshmen and transfer orientation.
- Policies and procedures: Clarification of university policies that pertain to and support degree completion.
- Referrals: Introduction to and utilization of Grand Valley's campus resources, student success services, and faculty support.