Lifestyle choices regarding physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and social support are major factors contributing to health outcomes. Changes in these behaviors can lead to better health outcomes, reduced health care costs and improved community health. Through this concentration, students learn how to help patients implement evidence-based lifestyle choices with a team of exercise physiologists, nutritionists, mental/behavioral health counselors, social workers, and other health professionals.
Some concentration coursework can be completed online; some coursework takes place in Muncie. The scholarly project typically takes place in Muncie.
Curriculum and Timeline
Students completing the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention concentration fulfill the same core curriculum as students in other concentrations. The didactic components provide a strong academic and experiential foundation in public health and lifestyle medicine that will be vital for completion of the core curriculum project and product.