Personalized Health and Well-Being graduate pivots to altruistic career path

May 15, 2024 • SHP News

Karen Middle Karen Smith was walking around the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s annual conference in 2022 in Orlando, Florida, when she came across The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s booth. Smith, a registered dietician for almost 20 years, had already decided she wanted to return to school. After a lengthy conversation about the Department of Personalized Health and Well-Being’s Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching program, she found an academic home — completely online.

Now, the Abingdon, Maryland resident has entered into private practice as an RD and lifestyle medicine health coach. In addition to working with large companies, she offers her services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

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