ACHE Admissions Update - Fall 2021



ACHE Admissions Update 

Fall, 2021


From Our Office To Yours...


Hello. As we move toward the end of first semester, I know you have all had a busy few months. However, you still dedicated a portion of your time to let students know about the degrees we offer, invite us to your campuses (in-person or virtually), and show support for us in several other ways. THANK YOU!


Admission cycles are in full-swing for most of our degree programs. The School of Occupational Therapy had an admission deadline of November 1. However, applications are still open for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, ACHE School of Physical Therapy and our MS, Biomedicine program. Classes are scheduled to begin Summer 2022. For more information on each degree program, I invite you to check out our website at There, you will find information on not only our degree programs, but campus news in general.  


Our campus is open for in-person visits. If you happen to know of a student/student group interested in visiting campus or speaking with one of our admission team members, please let us know. Please note that our campus will be closed November 25-26 and December 17-January 3 for holiday breaks.



Kelly DeWitt

Executive Director of Enrollment Management



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Janie Price

ACHE Admissions Recruiter



Dusan Stojanovic

ACHE Admissions Recruiter




Exciting News


ACHE OT Granted Candidacy Status


The ACHE School of Occupational Therapy has made a huge step in their accreditation process, earning the candidacy status! This newly-achieved status allows the ACHE OT to begin recruiting and admitting OT students.



Application Deadline: November 1st, 2021



ACHE Promotes Healthy Lifestyle and Access to Nutritious Food at Local Elementary Schools


Sweet – and sour – memories were made and lessons learned with kindergarten students at Fairview Elementary School in Fort Smith when they celebrated their first harvest Thursday (Oct. 28). The kindergartners created salads with greens harvested from their classroom gardens and learned about emulsion by creating salad dressing.


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ARCOM, ACHE PT Celebrate 2021 White Coat Ceremony


The 2021 White Coat Ceremony took place Saturday, October 2 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. For the first time ACHE honored both DO and PT students in this exciting ceremony. Use the button below to watch the 2021 White Coat Ceremony recap. 



PT Students Give Back


A group of ACHE PT students traveled to Hammond, LA to help with disaster relief from Hurricane Ida. They joined the Metro Baptist Collegiate Ministry from UA Little Rock to volunteer for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Disaster Relief.


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Award-Winning Faculty



Leslie Ziegler, MD

Physician of the Year - Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce


Daniel Curtis, PT, DPT

APTA Arkansas - Roy Lee Aldridge Passion for the Profession Award

LaVona Traywick, PhD

APTA Arkansas Friends of the Chapter Award


Elizabeth McClain, PhD

Elizabeth McClain, Ph.D., Chief Wellness Officer for ACHE, was awarded the 2021 Health Equity Champion Award. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated progress in advancing health equity. McClain was chosen based on her leadership of the Our Voice initiative and the initiative’s development of citizen scientists. The award is given by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.




Things to know...


ACHE 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. Follow the link below for five things you should know about the new facility.






Connect With Our Directors of Admissions



Kelly DeWitt

Director of Admissions



Savanna Robison

Director of Admissions

MSB Program


LaTisha Standokes

Director of Admissions

College of Health Sciences




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