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Despite a future that is becoming increasingly automated, we know that it’s people who still make a difference. That’s why the College of Applied Human Sciences provides a holistic education that is designed to enrich the whole person – physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our graduates lead the way in impacting the quality of life in the communities in which they live and serve.

The College of Applied Human Sciences is comprised of three schools: the School of Counseling and Well-Being, the School of Education and the School of Sport Sciences. Each school is committed to academic excellence, a supportive environment focused on student success and pioneering research. The schools combine to create academic programs that are highly relevant in today’s environment that emphasizes personal quality of life.

Applied Means Action

A complete student experience means learning outside of the classroom.

100% of sport management students are placed in professional internships

1000+ hours of experience is what elementary education students gain in real classrooms

600 All School of Counseling students complete a 600-hour internship

Diversity at CAHS

Collaboration is not just for a select few. Your distinct viewpoint can help us grow and learn together.

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In the News


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Brigandi co-author on Paper of the Year by the Journal for the Education of the Gifted

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Carla Brigandi, associate professor in the School of Education in the West Virginia University College of Applied Human Sciences, has co-authored the 2023 Paper of the Year as selected by the editors of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. This prestigious recognition highlights significant contributions to the field of gifted education.

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Center for ActiveWV hosts state-wide symposium

Monday, June 10, 2024

The Center for ActiveWV recently welcomed nearly 100 leaders from around the state to Stonewall Resort for its 2024 WV Physical Activity Symposium to discuss how to better promote physical activity and health and inspire other organizations to join the initiative.

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CAHS honors faculty and staff for 2023-24 academic year

Friday, June 07, 2024

The West Virginia University College of Applied Human Sciences recognized four for their outstanding contributions to the college during the 2023-24 academic year. Sean Bulger, Dana Musick, Emi Tsuda and Sam Zizzi were recognized among their peers at its annual all-college assembly on May 8.

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Autumn Cyprès: WVU, Kanawha Schools partnership helps teachers (Op-Ed)

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

In an opinion piece with The (Charleston) Gazette-Mail, Autumn Cypres says WVU is continuing its land grant mission in West Virginia to help Kanawha County teachers with a new partnership.

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