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 nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized in six departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health and Exercise Science, Nursing, Nutrition and Health Care Management, Social Work, 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.

We Celebrated The 10th Anniversary of the Beaver College of Health Sciences in 2020

Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic

The Beaver College of Health Sciences is Taking Health to New Heights

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

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.

Facts and Figures

  • 3,700+ students
  • 34% of our students are first generation students
  • 41% of our students are from rural NC counties
  • 100 percent of our students participate in some form of experiential learning