Preparing students to inspire in a specialized world

With collaborative, hands-on learning opportunities, experienced faculty and exclusive scholarships, the College of Applied Studies prepares students for life-long careers in fast-changing fields. Comprised of the School of Education, Sport Management, Human Performance Studies and ISLE, this college is dedicated to improving the lives of our community’s most vulnerable populations.

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The College of Applied Studies is committed to shaping the future by transforming students into educators, mental health counselors, organizational leaders, athletic trainers, exercise scientists and sport management professionals. By giving to the college, you help students achieve their dreams.

There are so many opportunities to give, including:

The College of Applied Studies Shocker Fund, which enhances the student experience by supporting college events; covering professional conference registration fees; or funding travel for the School of Education Colloquium speaker.

The Life Happens Fund, which helps support students in an unexpected time of financial need. Gifts to this fund ease the financial burden of our students when they are faced with unexpected, one-time financial challenges.

The Esports Scholarship Support Fund, which supports our nationally ranked Varsity Esports student-athletes, allowing us to recruit the best competitors from around the country.

The Applied Learning Fund, which helps ensure every student engages in applied learning experiences prior to graduation.

The WISE Clinic, which provides essential mental health and play therapy services to community members free of charge.

Wherever you decide to give, know that your generosity makes a difference!

Wichita State's Corbin building pictured is home to the College of Applied Studies. This building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Corbin Hall, home to the College of Applied Studies, was designed by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

By the numbers

$500,000 – Total value of scholarships awarded each year.
30+ – Local and national companies started by students in Human Performance Studies.
100% – Students graduating with applied learning experiences.

Jennifer Friend, Dean

“WSU’s College of Applied Studies prepares highly skilled educators, counselors, educational leaders, athletic trainers, exercise scientists and sport management professionals. We offer applied learning and career experienced, nationally accredited programs and exclusive scholarships to give our students everything they need to build bright futures.”

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Want to make a major impact?

Our Director of Development, Alyssa Scott Hofine can help connect your passions with opportunities to make a difference. Reach her at