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.

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World-class academics

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.

Faithful scholarship

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.

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Unmatched opportunities

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


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Opportunities for success

Superior facilities

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.

Off-campus study

Study abroad and explore real-world health issues in places like Nepal, Ecuador, and China.

Take part in real-world research

Dr. Adejoke Ayoola
Dean, School of Health
Calvin University School of Health
3201 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 526-6059

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.


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