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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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Sports Business Journal available at no cost to WVU community

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Through a partnership with West Virginia University Libraries, all WVU students, faculty and staff will have free digital access to the Sports Business Journal for the 2022-23 academic year. The complimentary access to the nation’s leading publication in sports business is valued at more than $800 for industry professionals.

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WVU School of Sport Sciences receives national recognition

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The School of Sport Sciences in the College of Applied Human Sciences at West Virginia University was identified by Newsweek.com as one of the leading sport sciences programs in the U.S.

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Schimmel to serve as faculty ombudsperson

Monday, August 15, 2022

Christine Schimmel, associate professor of counseling, has been appointed as the new WVU faculty ombudsperson for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Dean Cyprès named to WVPEC Board

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

One of the primary calls to action for Autumn Tooms Cyprès, founding dean for the College of Applied Human Sciences at West Virginia University, is to continue to foster the relationships between public schools and the University. Cyprès took immediate action in this regard by recently accepting a position on the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative Board.

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