NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - University Center

Program: allied health sciences, Bs (Traverse City)

ExploreHEALTHcareers.org indicates that the term Allied Health (or Health-Related Professions, at some institutions) is used to identify a cluster of health professions, encompassing as many as 200 health careers. There are 5 million allied health care providers in the U.S., who work in more than 40 different professions and represent approximately 60% of all health care providers. However, this is just a drop in the bucket in terms of how many allied health care workers are needed to meet current and future healthcare needs in the U.S.

Emphasis areas include:

  • Pre-Physician Assistant Studies
  • Health Professional Degree Completion

Admission Criteria

Transfer Students:

  1. Cumulative GPA - 2.5 or higher
  2. 30 or more completed credits with a 2.0 or higher
  3. GVSU will accept a maximum of 62 credits from a community college toward this major. 58 credits must be taken from a 4 year college or university, with a minimum of 30 credits from GVSU.
  4. Students should contact a GVSU advisor early to establish an academic plan while at NMC
  5. UC Contact:
    1. Phone: 231-995-1785
    2. Email: nminfo@gvsu.edu
    3. Schedule an appointment
  6. GVSU Pledge Program for Free Tuition for Qualified MI Residents

Basic Requirements

The following courses will complete requirements for an Associate in Arts degree, and most of the general education requirements from GVSU. Students are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with a GVSU advisor for any program updates. Refer to GVSU's general education guide: gvsu.edu/gened/

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count. For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




Select a total of 6 credits representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 246, ENG 247, ENG 254, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 101, HST 102, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 114, ENG 242, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111.


Natural Science


BIO 115/L Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology


BIO 208/L Microbiology


BIO 227/L Anatomy & Physiology


BIO 228/L Anatomy & Physiology


BIO 268 Biochemistry 


CHM 101/L Introduction to Chemistry


CHM 201/L Introduction to Organic Chemistry


PHY 105/L Physics and the World Around Us


Social Science


PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


Select 1 course, not PSY,  from the Group 1 Social Science list (It may be one of the courses listed below)


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.


GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): SOC 201, SOC 220.




MTH 131 Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirement for Main Campus Only


HAH 101 Medical Terminology


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023