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
  • College joins alliance to increase minorities entering the health professions in North Carolina
    Former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, recently met with 20 colleges, organizations and health agencies at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)...
  • Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences named for Hickory-area businessman
    BOONE—The College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University has been named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry – Donald C. Beaver of Conover.While he may be...
  • 2015 College of Health Sciences Alumni Symposium panel topics announced
    BOONE- The College of Health Sciences recently announced the panel discussion topics for the 2015 Alumni Symposium in conjunction with the 2015 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina...
  • Professors awarded grant for collaborative research project
    Professors Richard Christiana, Becki Battista, and Joy James were awarded a $3,000 research grant from the U.S. Play Coalition in February during the 2015 Value of Play Conference in Clemson, SC....
  • Exercise Science students present at annual conference
    Over 20 students and professors from the Exercise Science program in the Department of Health and Exercise Science attended the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in...

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

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