Health Ambassadors


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Blaze a trail to a healthier future

A new opportunity for students who join Calvin in the fall of 2024.

In a time of pandemic, one thing is clear: the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our communities affects each and every one of us. If ever there was a time for passionate thinkers and problem-solvers to step forward and chart a course to a healthier society, it is now.

As a Health Ambassador, you’ll be part of a tight-knit group that shares your passion for shaping healthier communities. And because this is Calvin, you’ll learn by doing—solving real-world problems in real communities. You could spearhead a health-focused service project in a local neighborhood. You might travel abroad to see firsthand how different communities grapple uniquely with the challenge of public wellness.

The challenges we face can be as broad as a pandemic and as local as a single person’s mental health. As a health ambassador, you’ll graduate with the skill and experience to lead from the front lines.

Who qualifies

  • High school seniors planning to enter Calvin University in fall 2024.
  • Students pursuing health-related careers or intending to study in academic programs related to holistic health such as nursing, social work, kinisiology, biology, or pre-med.
  • Students must be admitted to Calvin in order to interview for a cohort. Apply to the HA cohort today and be sure to submit your Calvin application, too.

Next steps

Applications for students starting at Calvin in fall 2024 are open!

If you are starting Calvin after 2024, please send us your information (see form below) and we'll invite you to apply when the application is open to you. Email with questions.

What you’ll experience in this cohort

Diverse perspectives - Health Ambassadors can come from any major or field of study. You'll collaborate with peers studying biology, psychology, history, medicine, and more. Your personality, skills, and interests will strengthen your cohort in unique ways.
Incredible mentors - Calvin’s faculty bring deep expertise in health-related fields, with decades of teaching and clinical experience. They’ll be right alongside you as you learn, work, and research.
Leadership roles - Make a difference right on campus. You could step into a leadership role in a student organization to shape health and behavior in the Calvin community.
Frontline opportunities - Health Ambassadors step boldly out into the communities they serve. From clinics to hospitals to social agencies, you'll find plenty of places to have an impact even before you graduate.

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More information

  • How to Join the Health Ambassadors Cohort

    Step 1: Apply and be admitted to Calvin! The Calvin application opens August 1, 2023.

    Step 2: Complete the Calvin Cohorts application by February 12, 2024.

    Step 3: If invited, attend a Calvin Cohorts Preview & Interview Day in February 2024.

    Note:If you are starting Calvin after 2024, please send us your information (see form below) and we'll contact you to apply when the application is open to you! We also invite you to plan a visit.

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