Health Professions Advising Office

Welcome to the Health Professions Advising Office! 

Explore. Plan. Succeed.

Created in 2007, we support Appalachian State University students and alumni interested in graduate health professions programs. Our mission is to equip App State students and alumni who aspire to careers in health professions with increased knowledge, confidence, empathy, and self-awareness. Our Health Professions Advising Office Strategic Plan 2020-2025 informs our work.  

We help as you explore your interests; develop and prepare, including gaining meaningful experience; and effectively execute a holistic plan that advances your informed professional goals.

Connecting with students at Orientation, we work with you throughout your time at App State, and beyond graduation when necessary.  We routinely see around 1000 students a year through individual advising, workshops, class visits, and other programming.  

Our alumni, who regularly used the HPA office in their journeys, are often very successful in gaining admission to their chosen health professions programs.