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 of Health Sciences to offer Master of Science in Nursing
    BOONE—The UNC Board of Governors has approved a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program for Appalachian State University. The degree will prepare nurse educators. Courses will be offered...
  • 2015-2016 scholarship applications now available
    College of Health Sciences scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015. Through the establishment of scholarships and...
  • Nursing professor appointed to service academy nomination board
    Associate professor in the Department of Nursing Dr. Vickie Hughes was appointed by North Carolina Representative Virginia Foxx to serve on the Service Academy Nomination Board. Hughes is a retired...
  • 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...

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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