The Department of Public Health and Exercise Science offers access to a variety of advising resources for students. While these resources provide critical information, students are always encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding advising issues.

Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising will challenge and support students who have not yet declared a major, in the identification and achievement of their educational goals, as well as in their development as independent thinkers and learners.

BCHS Academic Advising and Support Center

Whether you are a potential student or a major in a health science discipline, the BCHS Academic Advising and Support Center provides a wealth of advising tools and information for successfully navigating the pathway to graduation and beyond.


DegreeWorks is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, web-based academic advising and degree audit tool that helps students and their advisors successfully navigate curriculum requirements.

General Education

Your liberal education at Appalachian begins with the General Education Program. About one-third of the courses you will take during your college years will be General Education courses from across the university.

Programs of Study and Four Year Guides

Programs of Study, previously known as Checksheets, provide detailed information regarding specific program requirements. Four year guides provide recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for each major. Both are found within the most recent Bulletin (catalog).  See the menu on the left to pick the correct catalog year.


This site provides information for all of your course registration needs including registration guides, calendars and tips, and course search-by-semester functions.

Transfer Admissions and Engagement

Provides prospective and currently enrolled students with the most accurate information regarding the transferability of credit.

Aspire Appalachian

The Aspire Appalachian co-admission program works with students admitted to the main Appalachian campus from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Davidson-Davie Community College, Gaston College, South Piedmont Community College, Western Piedmont Community College, and Wilkes Community College.