Health Early College Academy

About Health Sciences Early College Academy

Get real healthcare experience and free college credit in actual healthcare settings! You could be on your way to becoming a geneticist, biomedical engineer, doctor or whatever healthcare career is right for you. If you'll be a high school junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and some math and science background, this could be just the program for you. Contact us at 616.447.5671 or email

Therapeutic Healthcare Professions - Downtown Market

  • Check patient vital signs including blood pressure, pulse and respiration
  • Develop a care plan for an actual patient by interacting with them and reviewing their chart 
  • Practice wound care and put casts on "patients," place and remove sutures and staples

Diagnostic Healthcare Professions - Downtown Market

  • Perform live blood draws
  • Practice diagnostic tests using sonography and electrocardiograph equipment
  • Perform microbiology to grow and study bacteria and learn about new suberbugs

Biomedical Technology - GVSU's Cook-DeVos Center

  • Dig into cell structure and function while working in a GVSU lab
  • Isolate DNA and study new technologies in genetics using elecrophoresis
  • Mutate, grow and study micro-organisms for pharmaceutical use

Key Highlights for all Locations

  • Enroll in college and participate in college coursework, while you're still in high school
  • Earn up to 6 free college credits each year - up to 12 credits after two years!
Great News!
HSECA Therapeutic Program is now a State of Michigan approved CNA test site!


student orientation dates

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Programs

All Students Are Required to Attend
August 15, 2017
3:00 - 6:30 PM
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Avenue SW

Orientation stations can be completed
in about 1 hour.

BioMedical Program

August 17, 2017
Grand Valley State University
Cook DeVos Health Professions Building
Hager Auditorum Room 119
301 Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
1st session students 5:30 - 6:30PM
3rd session students 6:30 - 7:30PM


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Contact us at 616.447.5671616.447.5671 or email

The Health Sciences Early College Academy program was featured on theMaranda Where You Live  television show!