Office of the Provost

The Pulse, December 5, 2018

I’m pleased to share our new Master of Science degree in Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching will begin accepting applications next Fall.  This unique program is the first in Texas to offer an intensive, one-year, Gillespieblended curriculum designed to prepare students for health and wellness coaching certification. In addition, the program will include a specialized focus on lifestyle interventions to reduce chronic disease risk as well as training in emotional intelligence, health professions communication, and interprofessional team building.

Debbie Gillespie, MS, RDN, LD is leading this innovative new program as the Interim Chair for the Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences in the School of Health Professionals.  As a Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, Debbie brings extensive knowledge and expertise to this position.  In FY 2019, she will be instrumental in recruiting and leading an interprofessional team of faculty in curriculum development, partnering with well coaches and preparing for student enrollment in FY2020.

If you want to learn more about our Master of Science in Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching program, I encourage you to reach out directly to Debbie at x7638 or via email