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.


BCHS Offers First Residential Learning Course

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) at Appalachian State University provide students with a unique housing opportunity where they can live and lea...

Mollie Mellishrencken

New initiative, staff position aim to reduce jail recidivism

BOONE β€” A new initiative to reduce recidivism at the Watauga County jail is already receiving positive feedback, with one inmate calling it an β€œin...

Dr. Charlotte Baker and Dr. Margaret Barth

Alumna Dr. Charlotte Baker believes and lives Appalachian's values

Dr. Charlotte Baker (left) pictured with Dr. Margaret Barth at the American Public Health Association Conference, Nov. 2018. Photo submitted. Dr....

Dr. Jordan Hazelwood

Dr. Jordan Hazelwood prepares students in team collaboration for patient care

By Audrey Gurkin and Linda Coutant BOONE, N.C. β€” To make a proper diagnosis, speech-language pathologist Dr. Jordan Hazelwood ma...

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Healthy Connections Newsletter Fall 2018