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GVSU-GRCC signing ceremony
June 4, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University recently signed an articulation agreement that will give students a seamless transfer to GVSU’s rapidly growing clinical exercise science program. The photo above was taken at a signing ceremony with both GRCC and GVSU faculty and administration on hand.  For more information click on one of the "GRCC-GVSU Articulation" links or downloads on the right.


Take the first step in developing effective health and wellness programs for employees, community members and other adult groups. Students in our Exercise Science courses learn how exercise, nutrition, weight control and stress management promote health and how to relate those skills into workplace safety and wellness practices.  Studies also include the causes, prevention and management of disease as well as knowledge of general anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to customize exercise programs for fitness, metabolism and weight control.

Exercise Science Quote of the Week:

"Train like an athlete, and though you may not look like one now, you will become one."  ~Chalene Johnson

Exercise Science Department Mission Statement:

The mission of the Exercise Science Department is to educate and positively impact the health of students and the community by offering academic course work, outreach, and practical learning opportunities that promote individual wellness skills and prepare future health, exercise science and wellness professionals for their future.   

Because GRCC is a college of distinction, we implement a Wellness course requirement that aims to enrich the quality of life and academic excellence of our student body.  One (1) WE credit is required, however, two (2) WE credits count towards graduation