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.

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

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

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

Key Highlights for all Locations

  • Enroll in college and participate in college coursework, while you're still in high school
  • Earn up to 7 free college credits each year - up to 14 credits after two years!


Diagnostic and Therapeutic Programs
Tuesday March 12, 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
Entrance - 109 Logan St. SW

BioMedical Program
Saturday March 9, 2019
11AM - 1:00PM
GVSU Cook DeVos Health Professions Building
301 Michigan NE
Room 477



HSECA Students Bring Home the Gold
At HOSA Regional Competition

8 - Gold Medal 1st Place
4 - Silver Medal 2nd Place
3 - Bronze Medal 3rd Place
13 - Top Ten Place

See the full list of awards on our HOSA webpage.

Contact us at 616.447.5671
or email

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