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
  • Ten students receive white coats and begin dietetic internships
    The white coat worn by health professionals is a long-recognized symbol in medicine and many health sciences. The coat is typically given at the end of a period of coursework and study and represents...
  • Professor Stephanie West completes 4,000 mile US coast-to-coast bike trip during summer break
    “First, I enjoy biking… Second, I love a challenge.”With that confident attitude, Professor of Recreation Management in the Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education Stephanie West...
  • Recreation Management professor appointed to prestigious position, recognized for excellence in teaching
    Dr. Stephanie West was elected to the position of Director at Large of the Academy of Leisure Sciences. West was also awarded a 2014 Board of Governors Appalachian State University Excellence in...
  • 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 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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