Educating for life

The College of Health Sciences prepares well-educated and highly qualified professionals, conducts innovative research, and promotes community engagement to improve people's health - physically, emotionally and socially.

Through 11 disciplines, with more being developed, the College of Health Sciences positions Appalachian as the premier university for outstanding academic preparation of health and human services professionals in Western North Carolina and beyond.

News & Events
  • Gary McCullough Named Associate Dean in the College of Health Sciences
    Dr. Gary McCullough has been named the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Health Sciences beginning August 1, 2014. Before coming to Appalachian, Dr. McCullough was...
  • First class of Wake Forest physician assistant students begin training at Appalachian
    BOONE- Twenty-four Wake Forest students began their training as physician assistants at Appalachian State University on July 3rd. This is the first class of Wake Forest students to train at...
  • ASU Recreation Management majors receive large scholarships from state organization
    Recreation Management majors Hunter Jones and Katharine Ackerman were the recipients of 2014 North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association (NCRPA) scholarships. Jones received a $2500 scholarship...
  • Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science to become two departments
    The College of Health Sciences announced the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science (HLES) will become two separate departments effective July 1, 2014: the Department of Health and...
  • Local park supported by ASU Recreation Management designated as National Recreation Trail by Department of the Interior
    The 185 acre Rocky Knob Park was recently designated a National Recreation Trail (NRT) by the United States Department of the Interior. ASU Recreation Management played a large role in helping the...

College of Health Sciences partners with Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wake Forest Baptist, Appalachian State team up to train physician assistants

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Frederick K. Whitt
Founding Dean
Shelli McGinnis
Business Officer
Eveline Watts
Administrative Assistant
Chris Shore
Communications Specialist
Ari Harris
Director of Development 

Phone: 828-262-8145
Fax: 828-262-8147
D. D. Dougherty Hall
Room 150
ASU Box 32170
Boone, NC 28608


Tina Robbins
Director of Student Services
Phone: 828-262-8590
102 Edwin Duncan Hall

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