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
  • Nursing alumna presses forward to advanced degrees and the future of healthcare
    Getting a college degree is not easy. Juggling class, homework, and expenses is very challenging for many students.It’d be even more difficult while raising five children. And instead of a single...
  • Recreation Management program celebrates 40 years at Appalachian
    In the spring of 1974, Appalachian State University awarded the first Recreation Management degrees to a small number of students in the Department of Physical Education. However, a humble beginning...
  • Graduate Social Work students participate in interdisciplinary competition at Wake Forest
    Graduate students in the Department of Social Work Emily Duberman, Kellee Gahan, and Mindy Hill participated in the 3rd Annual Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) Bowl. The event took...
  • Exercise Science graduate student awarded full scholarship for Ph.D. program in Australia
    Courtney Goodman, a recent graduate of the Master's Degree Program in Exercise Science, has been awarded a full scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. in Exercise Science at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in...
  • Educators, students, and scientists share the "PhUn" in physiology
    Mabel Elementary School 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th grade teachers will partner with a physiologist from Appalachian State University to help students explore physiology, the study of how living things...

College of Health Sciences partners with Wake Forest School of Medicine

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

Wake Forest - ASU Event

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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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