About the College

Appalachian's Beaver College of Health Sciences opened in 2010 as the result of a strategic university commitment to significantly enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. The college offers 16 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs, which are organized in six departments:  Nursing, Social Work, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutrition and Health Care Management, Health and Exercise Science, and Recreation Management and Physical Education.

Students who choose the Beaver College of Health Sciences will learn in a collaborative model of education, research, and clinical outreach using state-of-the-art facilities.  The college also emphasizes internships, research with faculty and study abroad experiences. You and your classmates will graduate as life-long learners who apply contemporary research to professional practice and who provide quality services in a respectful and caring environment.


Fast Facts:

  • Nearly 3,400 students
  • A student-teacher ratio of about 15:1
  • Nationally recognized and highly trained faculty and staff
  • More than 95 percent of faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study
  • Faculty are energetic, outstanding teachers and scholars who are committed to their students