Enhancing Lives and Communities
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.
The College of Health Sciences announces the inaugural Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture Series
The College of Health Sciences announces the inaugural Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture Series featuring J. Bradley Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, presenting Prescription for a Better Health Care System. The inaugural event will be held in conjunction with the Walker College of Business and the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. The event is open to the public and will be held on October 25, 2013 at 10:00am in the Holmes Convocation Center. [read more]
News & Events
Dr. Scott Collier and Dr. Jeff McBride receive recognition as Oustanding Graduate MentorsSeven graduate faculty members were honored at the annual Graduate Faculty Awards reception hosted by the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School in October.Five graduate faculty members were inducted...
Gift supports nursing programA $20,000 gift from David and Tamela Everett of Hickory and Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences has added another level of realism...
A health care revolution is occuring in North CarolinaInnovation and collaboration are the keys to driving a revolution in health care, according to J. Bradley Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.Wilson spoke at...
Runners Incur More Physical Damage Than Cyclists From Intense Workouts, according to study findings(NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- October 8, 2013)- New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports.The study, Immune and...
The College of Health Sciences announces the inaugural Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture SeriesThe College of Health Sciences announces the inaugural Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture Series featuring J. Bradley Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of...
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May 2013 College of Health Sciences Commencement
Making a difference in the world...one student at a time.
Appalachian’s pioneering vision to change lives and change the world is bolder than ever. True to our Mountaineer spirit, we view the 21st century challenges facing our state, nation and world as a call to action. To meet this call, Appalachian graduates will leave our campus transformed and prepared to be critical and creative thinkers, leaders, responsible global citizens, and people who make real and powerful differences in their communities and beyond.
To preserve and enhance the Appalachian Experience, we have embarked on a comprehensive $200 million campaign. These funds will strengthen the Academics, Arts and Athletics experience for students, faculty and staff through scholarships, programs and facilities. Within these three priorities five areas of emphasis have great potential to positively impact the Appalachian Experience: scholarship, world focus, sustainability, entreneurship and health and quality of life.
The College of Health Sciences is charged with enhancing lives and communities. Appalachian has always looked toward identifying the needs of those around us, and preparing students who can meet those needs. A strengthened focus on the health sciences joins many other areas to meet the challenge of making stronger and healthier communities. Your help is needed as we begin the journey towards the goal of $20 million for the College of Health Sciences.
“It is imperative that Every Mountaineer move now to claim a bold vision for Appalachian. This is our university. We are changing lives and changing the world.”
—Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock