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
  • Exercise science student spends summer helping train top U.S. Army soldiers
    Kayla Murphy, a Master’s Degree student in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning, was selected for a summer position working with the U.S. Army Special Operations...
  • Exercise Science professor appointed to prestigious position in biomedical research association
    Dr. Scott Collier has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR).  The mission of the North Carolina Association for Biomedical...
  • College of Health Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty and staff at opening meeting
    August 18, 2014BOONE- Each year, the College of Health Sciences recognizes tenure and non tenure track members of faculty and staff at the annual opening meeting for outstanding service, teaching,...
  • Students learn about India and participate in cross-cultural research project during short term exchange
    A group of students from Appalachian State University led by Deborah Phillips from the Department of Social Work recently participated in a short-term study abroad program to India to learn about the...
  • Researchers at the Human Performance Lab develop new technique for measuring oxidative stress
    Researchers at the Human Performance Laboratory in Kannapolis at the North Carolina Research Campus, operated by Appalachian State University, are developing a new way to test for free radicals and...

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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