Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) is a private, non-profit institution located on 430 acres in Fort Smith, Arkansas. ACHE’s first college, the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) welcomed its inaugural class of 150 osteopathic medical students in August 2017. Construction recently completed on the 66,000 square-foot College of Health Sciences building that will be the home to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant degree programs. ACHE is the first and only private institution in Arkansas that is dedicated solely to healthcare and wellness.
The simple mission of the institution is: 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.