About the College

Appalachian'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 ten undergraduate degree programs and six 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.

Fast Facts

  • 3,400+ students
  • Average class size for undergraduate students: 24
  • Average class size for graduate students: 15
  • Nationally recognized and highly trained faculty and staff
  • 100 percent of faculty members have experience in their field of study
  • Faculty are energetic, outstanding teachers and scholars who are committed to their students