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Welcome to ACHE!

Changing the direction of healthcare in Arkansas and beyond.

Our Programs

Our Mission

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.

News & Events

Fort Smith facility to focus on rehab

Construction of a new rehabilitation hospital — which will be next door to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine — is underway in Fort Smith. The hospital will serve as a teaching site for students in the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education’s School of Occupational Therapy and School of Physical Therapy, Juli Stec, Mercy Fort Smith vice president of operations, said in a news release.

New Mercy rehabilitation hospital to come to Fort Smith

Mercy Fort Smith is partnering with Kindred Healthcare of Louisville, Ky., to build the 52,967-square-foot Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith at 6700 Chad Colley Blvd. The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education donated the land for the hospital.

Running to wellness

More than 80 runners spring from the start line, Saturday, February 15, 2020 for the inaugural Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Heart ACHE 5k at Chaffee Crossing. The event highlighted ACHE administration, staff, and students commitment to various community services across our area.

ACHE signs affiliation agreement with Ouachita Baptist University

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith has signed an affiliation agreement with Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, intended to streamline the admission process for Ouachita’s highest academic performers.

Officials Note Impact Of $21 Million New Rehab Facility Under Construction In Fort Smith

Dignitaries from Mercy, Kindred Healthcare and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education were on hand to raise shovels and ask for blessing of the new 40-bed hospital that is expected to cost about $21 million.

ACHE signs affiliation agreement with Ouachita Baptist

The Arkansas Colleges for Health Education (ACHE) and Ouachita Baptist University signed an affiliation agreement Monday (Feb. 10) that will help students navigate the complex world of medical school admissions.

Forbes: The Economic Development Administration’s Five Investment Priorities

The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine was listed as an example of critical infrastructure in this article featured on Forbes.

Walkability Action Institute invites local leaders

The Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization in Fort Smith and a consortium of local entities were recently selected to attend the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Walkability Action Institute in spring 2020.

Arkansas Colleges Of Health Education Continues Expansion In Fort Smith

Published to 5newsonline.com  on January 15, 2020     FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is continuing its expansion in Fort Smith. The building that houses the new Physical Occupation Therapy and Physician’s Assistant...

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Nondiscrimination Compliance Statement and Plan

ACHE is committed to 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 race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or 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  Employee  Handbook, ARCOM  Student  Handbook  &  Academic  Catalog,  ACHE  Faculty  Handbook,  ACHE Student Handbook, MSB Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ARCOM Clinical Manual. Compliance is monitored and reported annually through the college Vice Presidents and the Office of Human  Resources.

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7000 Chad Colley Blvd.
Fort Smith, AR 72916
479-308-2243

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