The Allied Health Program At GVSU

Allied Health Sciences (AHS) is ideal for aspiring health care professionals in Northern Michigan.

The B.S. in allied health sciences (AHS) degree serves two main purposes:

  1. Prepares students for a career in the health care field such as pharmaceutical sales or governmental health service

  2. Prepares students for entry into graduate health-related programs offered by Grand Valley State University.

Do you have an Associate Degree in a Medical Field 
   Visit Allied Health Professional Degree Completion page. 


Let's Get Started!

Are you interested in the Allied Health Studies program? Click the "Let's Get Started" button to meet your advisor and schedule an appointment by phone or in person.

A Well-Rounded Curriculum

Those pursuing an AHS major should work with an advisor and follow curriculum guidelines to meet their individual interests. In addition, every student must complete courses in:

  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Medical terminology
  • Intro to health professions
  • Health care management
  • Intro to health care research
  • Ethics and legal responsibilities

A GVSU student studying in the Traverse City Regional Center.

Adult Student Flexibility

The office of Adult and Continuing Studies understands the adult student

The proof is in our programming and our services.

  • Online and hybrid formats available
  • Classes are held in the evening to help keep your work schedule balanced
  • Affordable tuition with scholarships and financial aid available
  • Faculty and advisors who know you by name

GVSU offers hybrid formats with customizable programs.

The Pathway To Your Healthcare Career

Join A Growing Health Care Network

With appropriate course selections, GVSU Allied Health students may enter the health care network in:

  • Governmental health service
  • Sales in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Entry level health-care administrative positions

Earn Your Master's Degree

Next Stop: Graduate School

In Northern Michigan, Grand Valley students have access to many graduate programs through the Traverse City Regional Center. They include the following.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) program in Traverse City is fully accredited and is currently accepting applications for 2016. The PAS program is the recipient of a HRSA grant which was awarded to expand the PAS program to Northern Michigan. 

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The (M.S.) program in Occupational Therapy program prepares graduates to take leadership roles in settings where occupational therapists practice and act as advocates for the profession and for the members of society who use occupational therapy (OT) services. The majority of the work will be done online with one weekend of face-to-face instruction in Grand Rapids per session.

Master of Public Health

Grand Valley State University's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, offered by the Department of Public Health, prepares students by enhancing career opportunities through the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative problem solving research skills, service, and experiential learning. Public health professionals promote good health and prevent disease within communities. The M.P.H. provides graduate and community-based education and research grounded in social justice to help meet these goals.

Take the Next Step

Do you have questions? An advisor would love to hear them. Click the "Let's Get Started" button to meet your GVSU advisor and get the information you need to start your journey.

Let's Get Started!