Lifestyle Health Sciences
Learn – Grow – Transform
At HSC, we are preparing for the future of health care and fulfilling our mission to create solutions for a healthier community. A large body of scientific literature supports a strong relationship between lifestyle habits and health. It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of chronic disease conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and some types of cancer are directly attributable to lifestyle behaviors. As a result, 75% of our health care dollars go toward treating these lifestyle-related conditions. This model of care is not sustainable. Therefore, there is a growing demand for providers who can cost-effectively address lifestyle behaviors to promote sustainable change for optimal health and well-being.
The Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences is filling this gap by bringing together an interprofessional team to develop innovative, educational programs and research endeavors that focus on merging evidence-based lifestyle medicine with National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) coaching competencies. Our graduates will have foundational knowledge and skills that will prepare them to empower others to mobilize internal strengths and external resources in order to achieve true self-care reform.
Vision: Aligning healthcare and optimal health by being the leading lifestyle health department in the nation.
Mission: Creating solutions for a healthier community by providing innovative training in health and wellness for the management and prevention of chronic disease.