About the College

Welcome from the Founding Dean, Dr. Frederick Whitt

About the College

Appalachian's 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.

Your education

Students who choose the 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.

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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




New College Officially Begins

Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences officially begins operations July 1 - and to help kick off the new college, the new website for the Health College and its departments' websites are all officially launched July 1 as well.

Click here to view the Appalachian Today article about Dean Whitt.

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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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