Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College signed an articulation agreement allowing GRCC students a seamless transfer to Grand Valley’s exercise science program, and specifically the clinical exercise science emphasis.
Ross Sherman, associate professor and program coordinator for exercise science, said the two institutions started working on this agreement several years ago. Under the agreement drawn up by Christina Beaudoin, associate professor and chair of movement science, and Jodi Gee, assistant professor of wellness at GRCC, a student can complete the first two years of exercise science at GRCC and finish at Grand Valley with a bachelor’s degree in the program.
“We anticipate strong interest from students at GRCC,” Sherman said, adding there is no set number of GRCC students who could participate in this transfer arrangement.
Exercise science has more than 1,000 majors, making it the fifth largest major on campus, Sherman said.