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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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Education graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship to build community abroad

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Elementary education graduate Josephine Valentine is one of five West Virginia University alumni selected for a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach English or conduct research abroad over the next year while building cross-cultural relationships.

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Project TRAIN lays a new track to support children affected by addiction at home

Monday, September 19, 2022

One of every four children in the United States has a parent wrestling with drug or alcohol addiction, based on national data, and is at risk of developing a substance use disorder later in life.

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WVU research shows healthy communication after divorce should be all about the kids

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

When it comes to keeping the lines of communication open after a divorce, West Virginia University researchers Jonathon Beckmeyer and Jessica Troilo say you can have far too much of a good thing.

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Registration open for WVU Diversity Cup coed soccer tournament

Friday, September 09, 2022

The College of Applied Human Sciences, in partnership with the West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will celebrate the spirit of sport, friendship and inclusiveness by hosting the 6th Annual Diversity Cup Four vs. Four Coed Soccer Tournament. For more information, to register and view tournament rules visit the College of Applied Human Sciences Diversity Cup webpage.

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