The Beaver 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.

The Beaver College of Health Sciences strives to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professions in western North Carolina. The college prides itself on innovation and collaboration in education, scholarship and service that produces high-quality graduates, attracts superior faculty and staff, and transforms health and quality of life for the communities we serve.


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The power of gratitude

By Linda CoutantBOONE, N.C. — To bring more happiness into your life, the trick truly may be as simple as counting your blessings....

Jordan Hazelwood and Leanna Pollack

Jumping Into Undergrad Research to Prepare for Success as a Medical SLP

By Leanna PollackAs undergrads, we tend to pack our summers with résumé-strengthening activities for grad school applications—camp counseling, sha...

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8 tips for a health heart during the holidays, from an Appalachian expert

By Dr. Rebecca KappusDepartment of Health and Exercise Science, Appalachian State UniversityThe holiday season is here, and so is one of the unhealthi...

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Professor Stefan Frisch accepts Visiting Erskine Fellowship

Professor Stefan A. Frisch, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has accepted a Visiting Erskine Fellowship for Spring 2020 to be ...

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Healthy Connections Newsletter Fall 2019

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