Make a direct, tangible difference in the world, starting at the Calvin University School of Health.
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
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
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
Unparalleled preparation leads to booming speech pathology program at Calvin University
In a speech pathology graduate student’s first year they earn more than 100 clinical hours right on campus. This has put the program in high demand for both students and employers. And it's a reason the program is expanding.
News & Stories, September 29, 2022
World-renowned toxicologist and immunologist to speak at Calvin University
In late September, the Calvin University School of Health is hosting two alums who are successful doctors working on the leading edge of their fields and on high profile national and international cases.
News & Stories, September 21, 2022
Pine Rest and Calvin University partner to address nursing shortage
Calvin University and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the Calvin-Pine Rest BSN Partnership.
News & Stories, July 27, 2022
Calvin University Builds Momentum
Since Calvin changed its last name from "college" to "university" in 2019, the institution has established two new schools, added six graduate programs, set fundraising records, and become the first university in MIchigan to award bachelor's degrees behind bars.
News & Stories, July 22, 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.