SAULT STE. MARIE — Lake Superior State College and Grand Valley State College have introduced a brand new partnership to supply higher entry to public well being schooling.
On Feb. 22, leaders from each universities signed an articulation settlement, which they imagine will assist fill an schooling want in northern Michigan. The settlement ensures 5 LSSU college students with bachelor’s levels in kinesiology shall be admitted to GVSU’s Grasp of Public Well being Program.
Public well being schooling is separate from most medical schooling, because it focuses on the entire group. At an area stage, jobs that target public well being embrace an infection specialists, well being science researchers, well being and security managers, well being coaches and extra.
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This system will give LSSU graduates a neater path to greater schooling, and encourage college students within the Higher Peninsula to pursue public well being careers.
The settlement is just like a earlier settlement GVSU signed with Northern Michigan College in 2019, permitting 5 NMU college students who majored in utilized train science and well being — with a focus in group well being — be allowed into the GVSU Grasp of Public Well being Program.
“This partnership between GVSU and Lake Superior State actually goals to fill a necessity and an curiosity in public well being for our companions from northern Michigan areas,” mentioned Ranelle Brew, professor and program director at GVSU.
“(We have) had some unbelievable college students be a part of our program from northern Michigan who’re fascinated by filling the hole and want for extra public well being skilled people.”
— Contact Brendan Wiesner: [email protected]