About the College

Discover the Beaver College of Health Sciences

Appalachian State University'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 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, organized in six departments: NursingNutrition and Health Care Management, Public Health and Exercise Science, Recreation Management and Physical EducationRehabilitation Sciences and Social Work.

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.

Nick Stevens

"The unique experiences that I've gained here, and the friends that I've made here, and the strong relationships that I've built with my professors really cemented what I want my future to look like."

— Nick Stevens '20, Beaver College of Health Sciences




Facts and Figures

  • The college exceeds the national examination pass rate average for Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathology
  • 3,300+ students
  • 33% of our students are first generation students
  • 37% of our students are from rural NC counties
  • 100% of our students participate in some form of experiential learning
Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences

Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences

Appalachian State University’s Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, which opened in 2018, has achieved Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the 10th building on Appalachian’s campus to be awarded LEED certification.

HOPE Lab partners with Park Rx

HOPE Lab partners with Park Rx

Faculty and students in the Healthy Outdoor Play and Exercise (HOPE) Lab have collaborated with Park Rx America — a national leader in the park prescription movement — to create a local outdoor recreation database to encourage outdoor physical activity for all ages. 

Interprofessional Practice and Education

Interprofessional Practice and Education

By equipping students with interprofessional experiences before entering professional settings, BCHS graduates leave with the ability to make significant contributions and spearhead interprofessional teamwork in their fields.