Make a direct, tangible difference in the world, starting at the Calvin University School of Health.
As a Calvin student, you'll gain full access to the School of Health, a new family of undergraduate and graduate programs for anyone who plans to lead in a health-related field.
Join a top-ranked suite of programs and learn directly from faculty with vast experience across many health-related fields. Master the fundamentals in a flexible set of core classes, then pursue your unique career goals in advanced courses and high-tech facilities.
Engage with the latest ideas, technology, and scholarship—and the moral and ethical questions that surround them. Every learning experience you have at Calvin is shaped by deep Christian faith, and a passion for justice and renewal.
Take part in real-world research with your professors. Find an internship in Grand Rapids' world-renowned medical community. Study abroad to gain fresh perspectives. Those experiences will propel you into med school, grad school, and your career.
Chart your course to the career you want
You don’t have to start your major with your whole career path figured out.
The design of Calvin’s core class selection lets you change your study path even two or three years into your university experience.
A reputation for excellence
acceptance rate to physical therapy schools
speech language pathology PRAXIS exam pass rate
graduates employed or in grad school (2020)
average pre-med MCAT score
med school acceptance rate
of students have an internship while at Calvin
Opportunities for success
Take advantage of technology that rivals the big universities, like a nursing simulation lab, EEG machine, and more.
Early Assurance Program
Apply for assured admission to post-graduate programs at MSU College of Human Medicine and Wayne State University, learn more about scholarship opportunities with the University of Michigan, explore tuition assistance through our new partnership with Pine Rest Mental Services, and find other resources about getting into professional school.
Internships and research
Learn by doing with an internship at a local hospital, health center, research organization, or business. Grand Rapids is a fantastic place to gain clinical experience. And you'll enjoy many opportunities for summer research alongside faculty right here on campus.
Study abroad and explore real-world health issues in places like Nepal, Ecuador, and China.
Take part in real-world research
A Test Drive Confirms College Decision
For Kenna Hiemstra, the Entrada Scholars Program allowed her to test drive college. As she completes her first year at Calvin University, she confirms her one-month trial run last summer was indeed worth it and painted an authentic picture of her experience so far.
News & Stories, April 24, 2023
Calvin University names corridor in honor of Africa’s first black female physics professor
The corridor that connects the Chapel Patio to the Hekman Library via Hiemenga Hall’s third floor is now named “Dr. Deborah Enilo Ajakaiye Corridor” and will include a wall where women in the history of Calvin, the broader academy, and the world will be celebrated for their impact.
News & Stories, April 14, 2023
When the journey and the finish line both matter
There are many paths and places to prepare to become a doctor. For Catie Kramer, from Pickering, Ontario, Calvin University provided her a path where her other goals, to run cross country and track and to grow in her Christian faith, would not compete with, but rather complement her career pursuit.
News & Stories, March 23, 2023
First-year research experience opening doors to student's dream
First-year pre-med student Myles Radersma earned a unique opportunity to gain research experience and professional mentorship through the American College of Cardiology.
News & Stories, February 27, 2023
Calvin in 2022: A Year in Review
From a presidential transition to the first-ever graduation ceremony behind bars to adding new sports, spaces, and academic programming, there was no shortage of exciting happenings at Calvin in 2022.
News & Stories, December 31, 2022
School of Health creates blueprint for student and client success
The Calvin University School of Health brings many health-related disciplines together in structure, the blueprints pull those together in close physical proximity.
News & Stories, December 15, 2022
Professor and student team up to help local fire department
Professor John Sparks and senior exercise science major Daniel Wunder designed and led workshops this summer to help fire fighters in Grand Rapids prevent some of the most common injuries that keep them off the job.
News & Stories, November 18, 2022
12 Discoveries President Boer Made in First 100 Days
Upon arriving at Calvin University in late June 2022, President Boer has been learning about the campus and the community. Here are 12 discoveries he's made as he's become reacquainted with his alma mater.
News & Stories, October 3, 2022
A leader in health care
Brian Brasser served as the leader of Spectrum Health System Command Center.
Spark, March 15, 2022
The next launch: The School of Health
Calvin has received a $15 million lead gift to establish the new school
Spark, December 01, 2021
Dr. Adejoke Ayoola
Dean, School of Health
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Dr. Ayoola is an experienced practitioner, educator, researcher, and administrator. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria before earning a Ph.D. at Michigan State University. She has taught at Calvin since 2007, contributing to the academic programs in nursing and public health. She has modeled commitments to engaging students beyond the classroom, to deep and joyful integration of faith and learning, and to building partnerships within and beyond the university. Dr. Ayoola has recently chaired the nursing department, participated on the search committee for the inaugural dean of the School of Business, and served on the task force that articulated a vision for Calvin’s university structure.