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.
"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
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.
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.
Academics and Other Offerings
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Facts and Figures
- The college exceeds the national examination pass rate average for Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathology
- 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