Face of Future Health Care
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a private, not-for-profit institution located on 673 acres in Fort Smith. ACHE’s first college, the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), is set to graduate its inaugural class of 150 osteopathic medical students in May 2021. ACHE has opened its second building, a 66,000-square-foot facility that will be the home to developing programs: The School of Physical Therapy and the School of Occupational Therapy. ACHE School of Physical Therapy will welcome its first class in June 2021.
ACHE is the first and only private institution in Arkansas that is dedicated solely to healthcare and wellness. The most visible impact of the ACHE involves the dramatic progress of campus development. When the groundbreaking was held in March 2015 for the initial building to house the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, few would have imagined that less than six years later a formidable complex of educational buildings, student housing, retail enterprises and residential housing would have emerged.
Following a bustling, productive 2020, ACHE currently is working toward several goals for 2021, including the graduation of their inaugural class of medical students, the opening of the School of Physical Therapy, enrollment of the first Occupational Therapy students and the completion and opening of Celebration Park and Wellness Garden. Additionally, renovations are ongoing at the ACHE Research Institute Health & Wellness Center.
ACHE purchased the 317,850-square-foot facility in September of 2020, which will be the home to ACHE’s biomedical research laboratory, a 60,000-square-foot lab that will qualify the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine with the largest research lab of all the DO medical schools in the nation. ACHE will continue to grow and expand in order to better serve and educate Arkansans for years to come.
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