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About ACHE

​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.

 Who We Are

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a private, not-for-profit institution located on 573 acres in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  ACHE’s first college, the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) graduated its inaugural class of 145 osteopathic medical students on May 15, 2021.  ACHE opened its second building, a 66,000 square foot facility that will be the home to:  the School of Physical Therapy and the School of Occupational Therapy. ACHE School of Physical Therapy welcomed its first class in June 2021.  ACHE recently announced a $32.3 million gift to go to the renovations of the ACHE Research Institute Health & Wellness Center, as well as a variety of health and wellness programs that will take place in the 317,000 square foot facility.

ACHE is the first and only private institution in Arkansas that is dedicated solely to healthcare and wellness.