We believe in helping every community to become a healthy community.

Appalachian has partnered with the state of North Carolina to invest heavily in a state-of-the-art, comprehensive academic center for health professions. Our students, faculty, staff and graduates are collaborative professionals who are innovating to meet the changing needs in health care.

Demand for jobs in health care is steadily increasing, and this trend is projected to continue. Beaver College of Health Sciences graduates understand the fundamental changes taking place in health care, and are dedicated to transforming health and quality of life for the communities they serve.

Ready to learn more? Explore our growing range of options below.

Online and distance health care programs

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificates

Distance Education: The Full Experience

Cancellation Policy

Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel the start of any Distance Education program due to the lack of sufficient, sustainable enrollment (typically 15 for graduate programs and 18 for undergraduate programs). In the event of a cancellation for insufficient enrollment, application fees will be refunded. Refunds will also be issued for any tuition and fees paid by applicants. These refund policies apply only to canceled programs. When program starts are delayed, students may opt for a refund or apply their application to the new semester. If you have any questions concerning this policy, contact distance@appstate.edu.