Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Changing healthcare in Arkansas and beyond



Arkansas Colleges of Health Education



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.

Our Programs

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Physical

Master of Science in Biomedicine

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

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education celebrates its third commencement Saturday

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education will celebrate its third graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 21. A total of 148 students from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and 38 students from the Master of Science in Biomedicine will receive diplomas.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education students take part in day of service

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education students coordinated a Day of Service this past Saturday, following their week of service during National Osteopathic week.

State Education Board approves new charter school campuses in Fort Smith

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday approved plans for a fifth Haas Hall Academy charter school campus to open in the 2023-24 school year in Fort Smith. The new school will operate in affiliation with the private Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.

2022 AMP C-Suite: Chris Brown, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

As a graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Chris Brown began his career in public accounting as a staff accountant in 2010 at Landmark CPAs in Fort Smith. While at Landmark, Brown rose to become Audit Manager. In 2021, he joined Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) as the Director of Accounting and was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2022, as a licensed CPA in Arkansas.

ACHE’s iCAN Lab Set to Help People with Cost

iCAN Lab helps people overcome the high cost of assistive technology!

Inclement Weather Update

Campus will be open tomorrow, Thursday, February 3, 2022.  Students may virtually attend all scheduled classes, lectures, and lab sessions.  Any educational activities that cannot be held virtually will be rescheduled.  Please check your email for more information. 


Chris Brown has been name Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ACHE.

ACHE – What’s to Come

New buildings, programs, and students are coming to ACHE.

Businesses Continue to Grow Around ACHE

New construction taking place around medical college.

ACHE Announces Student Doctor of the Year

Joshua Gaunt is named the ARCOM Student Doctor of the Year

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.

Diversity Policy

The ACHE embraces a commitment to create and sustain an environment that values a variety of perspectives and experiences. The ACHE actively promotes an inclusive environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can work, learn, teach, research, and serve. Diversity is essential to fulfilling our mission of improving the health of the population of Arkansas and others whom we serve and in achieving our vision.

ACHE diversity encompasses the dimensions of sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, creed, national origin, military status, and geographic origin. ACHE has a particular focus on enhancing the participation of individuals who are committed to serving underserved populations and geographic locations in and around Arkansas through education, research, service, and clinical practice. The local and regional communities are important partners with ACHE and all of its divisions and are critical to the success of the school’s diversity. ACHE selects and seeks to recruit and retain individuals for admission, employment, or appointment on the basis of individual capability and potential for contribution to our mission of teaching, healing, and discovery. In creating a diverse and inclusive community we recognize the importance of age, creed, physical ability, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, culture, socio-economic status, spiritual practice, political ideology, national origin, and military and veteran status but these criteria are not used in distinguishing among applicants, students, residents, staff, or faculty.

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7000 Chad Colley Blvd.
Fort Smith, AR 72916

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