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!

program fall open house dates
for 2018-19

Biomedical Technology Program
October 26, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 PM
GVSU Cook DeVos Center for Health Professions
301 Michigan Street N.E.
Room 477

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Programs
October 23, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Avenue SW
entrance on 109 Logan

HSECA Program poster presentation
Midwest Interprofessional
Practice, Education,
and Research Center
Conference held at
GVSU - September, 2018
"Establishing a Pipeline
for Health Profession Students"







Contact us at 616.447.5671 or 616.447.5671
or email


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