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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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WVU hires esports curriculum developer

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

As WVU continues to grow as a national leader in the collegiate esports scene, Chris Scroggins is taking on the role of director of the esports academic program while also serving as a service assistant professor in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

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CAHS faculty member joins national youth fitness board

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

West Virginia University Ware Distinguished Professor Eloise Elliott is the newest member of the Cooper Institute FitnessGram Advisory Board, designed to promote life-long fitness and wellness through research and education.

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Feature: Relentless spirit binds two Mountaineers

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

John Gay, EdD, loved students with drive. He could recognize those who had potential and ambition, and then poured encouragement into them to help them believe that they could achieve and do more. He was the kind of professor, dean, scholar and man whom a student would stop in an airport years later to thank him for the nudge he gave them to be better.

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Creating outdoor activity options for West Virginia families

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Cassie Smith, a West Virginia University physical education graduate (1993), is passionate about getting people outdoors to become more active. As director of the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League, Smith counts on dedicated coaches and other volunteers as the key to the success of the WV National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Read More: Creating outdoor activity options for West Virginia families