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Two Des Moines universities partner to expand health care career pathways


Des Moines University and Grand View University have announced a partnership aimed at creating enhanced pathways for Grand View students interested in pursuing medical and health sciences careers. This collaboration seeks to benefit students while also contributing to the development of Iowa’s health care workforce. The partnership offers two options based on the programs students wish to pursue. For certain programs, a concurrent degree plan is available, allowing qualifying Grand View students to earn credits simultaneously from both institutions. This arrangement applies to the following DMU programs: Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Public Health. By completing coursework at DMU alongside their bachelor’s degree studies at Grand View, students can obtain both degrees more efficiently. Additionally, the DMU occupational therapy program reserves three seats each year for Grand View students. The partnership agreement is effective immediately.

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