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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


              Gonzalo Bravo stands next to a sign at the Pan American Games and points to the West Virginia University logo.

Gonzalo Bravo: Reflections from sabbatical

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The following is an essay by Gonzalo Bravo, a professor of sport management at West Virginia University, about his recent sabbatical to his native country, Chile, for the Pan American and Parapan American Games last fall. The essay provides a brief history of the often-overlooked competitions and the impact that the games have on athletes, nations, and the host country. He also shares the challenges and experiences of collecting data for upcoming research projects, his volunteer experience at the games, and the personal and professional rewards from the unique sabbatical experience.

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              A student wearing a blue gi practices jiu-jitsu moves on another student.

WVU School of Sport Sciences helps launch martial arts program for individuals with disabilities

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

West Virginia University’s Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology program has partnered with local organizations to launch a martial arts program for individuals with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. (FULL PHOTO GALLERY)

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              Peter McGahey speaks to class holding a pen.

McGahey named assistant coach for U.S. Power Soccer National Team

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Peter McGahey, teaching assistant professor at West Virginia University, has been named as an assistant coach for the United States Power Soccer National Team. He is one of two assistants under the direction of head coach Tracy Mayer.

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              Gage Smith stands for a photo in the Applied Human Sciences Building with a water tower in the background.

Smith overcomes long odds to thrive at WVU

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Nothing was ever going to come easy for Gage Smith.

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