About the College

Taking Health to New Heights


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.

Undergraduate Programs

Fast Facts

  • 3,700+ students
  • Average class size for undergraduate students: 23
  • Average class size for graduate students: 15
  • 100 percent of our students participate in some form of experiential learning
  • 100 percent of faculty members have experience in their field of study