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We are SVSU, and we are healing the minds, hearts and bodies of people in our region and beyond. As a student of HHS, you'll gain both a knowledge- and skills-based education in the health care field that fascinates you most. SVSU offers undergraduate degrees in exercise science, health science, medical laboratory science, neuroscience, physical education teacher education, nursing and social work;and graduate degrees in health administration and leadership, nursing, occupational therapy and social work. Each of these programs combines theoretical courses with clinical or fieldwork experience components to equip you for the career you desire. And with SVSU's job and graduate school placement rates averaging 95%, you'll have the chance to join HHS alumni in attending graduate programs at schools like Duke, Cornell and Michigan State, or start work with a hospital, nonprofit, or sports team that inspires you. It's all part of the Cardinal journey, and yours can start right now.


SVSU nursing program bringing awareness to heart health; new degree opportunity

This month, Saginaw Valley State University is proud to highlight its new, part-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The program is aimed at full-time workers who want to go back to school for a nursing degree but may have busy lives outside of work.

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Tenacious and hardworking, our students go far.

From nursing licensure rates that exceed state and national averages to an accelerated master's degree program in Occupational Therapy, SVSU takes an innovative and advanced approach to preparing all students with a focus in health and human services. Here, we've developed the largest pre-licensure nursing program in the state of Michigan and 60% of our social work students choose to attend graduate school upon SVSU graduation. Here, student regularly attend and present projects at national conferences and pursue their studies across continents. Our students are determined to make the grade, make a difference and make a place for themselves  in the health and human services world.

Image of Marshall M. Fredricks' two bears sculpture, covered in snow with SVSU's campus in the background

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When you give back to SVSU, you are empowering the next generation of Cardinals to take flight. You can make a gift specifically to HHS, benefiting students with scholarships, facilities with updates and research initiatives with the backing needed to bring results. We're grateful for the ways you changes this campus while you were here, and we invite you to continue that legacy today.


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