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Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

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To educate and train a diverse group of highly competent and compassionate healthcare professionals; to create health and research support facilities; and to provide healthy living environments to improve the lives of others.

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Heritage Community

The ACHE campus has become a center of development in the River Valley. Part of this development includes the Heritage Community. The Heritage Community is made up of the Village at Heritage, which features both residential and commercial spaces, and The Porches at Heritage, a collection of modern cottages. We look forward to all the exciting developments and growth coming to this community!

News & Events

NACCD Announces 2021 Impact Award Winners

Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) McClain, Chief Wellness Officer, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, was awarded the Health Equity Champion award.

Chamber announces Physician of the Year

The Fort Smith Chamber and representatives of the Healthcare Committee surprised the 2021 Physician of the Year honoree, Dr. Leslie Ziegler on Wednesday, September 22 at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) campus.

ACHE School of Physical Therapy receives grant for research

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education School of Physical Therapy has been awarded the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant.

Five things to know about ACHE’s Research Institute Health & Wellness Center

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is making way with renovations to its future Research Institute Health & Wellness Center on Fianna Way in Fort Smith.

ACHE and ADH partnering for a health fair at Central Mall on Saturday

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and Arkansas Department of Health are hosting a free health fair at Central Mall on Saturday.

ACHE School of Occupational Therapy receives candidacy status

The School of Occupational Therapy at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) has been granted candidacy status for the doctor of occupational therapy program. The status allows the school to admit students for the inaugural class that begins January 2022.

Access to culinary arts degrees, aeroponic gardening part of expanded ACHE programs

A partnership between Arkansas College of Health Education (ACHE) and Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food will bring nutrition education and the opportunity for a degree in the culinary arts to many in and around Fort Smith.

ACHE School of Occupational Therapy receives candidacy status

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has announced its School of Occupational Therapy has been granted candidacy status for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. As a result of this action, the institution may officially admit students for the inaugural class that begins in January 2022.

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine recognizes top students

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine has named the students in its Top Five Percent for their academic achievements in Biomedical Essentials of Comprehensive Osteopathic Medicine, an integrative science course fundamental to practicing medicine.

Nondiscrimination Policy

ACHE will provide an educational and working environments that ensures equal opportunity for all students, faculty, administrators, and staff in recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, and employment retention. In accordance with federal and state law, the ACHE will prohibit unlawful discrimination based on any protected class, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, military and veteran’s status and any other characteristic protected under applicable ACHE policy, state or federal law/executive orders, regulations, and/or local ordinances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

ACHE will provide equal opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission, and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff.  Its  employment and educational policies comply with the requirements applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders, and regulations to the effect that no person at ACHE shall, on the basis of any protected class status, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, or military and veteran’s status be subjected to discrimination.

All members of the ACHE community bear responsibility for compliance with the equal  opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies disseminated through the current ACHE publications, including, but not limited to, the ACHE Policy Manual, ACHE Employee Handbook, ARCOM Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ACHE Faculty Handbook, ACHE Student Handbook, MSB Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ARCOM Clinical Training Manual, and the handbooks of each ACHE program.

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Fort Smith, AR 72916
479-308-2243

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