College of Health, Science, Technology & Mathematics at AB

The College of Health, Science, Technology, & Mathematics provides outstanding educational opportunities in a variety of majors and minors within the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cyber-Security, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Natural Resource Management, Nursing and Mathematics. Each program is designed to give students the hands-on experience necessary to prosper in their career. Starting with their first class, students will work directly with their professors in both traditional and outdoor laboratory settings. Students will also notice how much the faculty care about their success and their commitment to providing the personal attention necessary for the students’ academic achievements. The combination of personal attention and experiential learning gives our students a high rate of employment or entry into graduate and professional schools. Select undergraduate students are also given the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects typically reserved for graduate students, ranging from geospatial analyses, to community ecology and cancer research. Our students regularly receive research grants and present their results at professional conferences.

Why HSTM at AB?

  • AB was ranked as the 40th best value small college for a Biology degree in the United States by Best Value Schools in 2015.
  • Alderson Broaddus University’s School of Nursing provides students a multitude of clinical experiences and the opportunity to complete the bachelor’s level nursing degree in four years. This degree provides the basis of which students may elect to continue their nursing education to a master’s level program in areas such as nursing education, nursing administration, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner or nurse anesthesia. In addition, the bachelor’s level nursing degree provides the opportunity to move into supervisory level nursing positions.
  • The Exercise Science Major serves as excellent preparation for further study in various health care fields such as Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Anatomy, Chiropractic Medicine, Dietitian, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Wellness Management, Massage Therapy, Sports Nutrition, Personal Training, Fitness Consulting, Cardiac Rehabilitation as well as many other health care professions.
  • The School of Exercises Science currently offers five concentrations; Athletic Training, Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Orthotics and Prosthetics.
  • Students research projects have been recognized by receiving grants from the Appalachian College Association or participation in the Institutional Development Award Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence program.
  • The College of Health, Science, Technology, & Mathematics continues to be on the forefront of technology as evidenced by our newest major Cyber-Security, developed in collaboration with local industry and government agencies.

Minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Environmental Science
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Mathematics
  • STEM Research
  • Strength & Conditioning