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Life University (Life U) makes a point to engage with students, alumni and friends in creative, innovative ways. Life U has created the Living Life at Life U podcast in order to generate dynamic content, mind-blowing conversations and new ways for the Life U community to connect with the University. Our host, Dr. Véronica Garcia-Chaparro, is a proud alumna of the Life U D.C. program as well as a practicing chiropractor and friend of the University.
The podcast covers all the latest developments at Life U, from academics and chiropractic education to athletics and so much more. It is organized for user convenience into 4 main categories: Athletics, Professional Development, Leadership and Featured Podcasts.
Staying on Track: Track & Field, Physical Therapy Career Goals and more with Brianna Florvilus
Brianna Florvilus is always on the move. As an M.S. in Sport Health Science student and a member of the Life U Women’s Track and Field team, Florvilus is working hard to make her career goals to become a physical therapist a reality. She discusses her interest in Injury prevention and the aspects of the physical therapy profession that she enjoys in this podcast.
Helping students find their Life U vision, with Keith Jordan
Keith Jordan, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, peels back the behind-the-scenes curtain so prospective Life U students can get a better idea of the value that Life U offers, as well as touching on some of Life U’s goals in terms of encouraging a diverse student body.
B.B.A student and Life U Men’s soccer player Rami Katit describes a bit about what it is like to travel from across the world to join the diverse and vibrant culture of Life University. Originally from Germany, he certainly experienced some level of culture shock but ultimately feels his experiences have helped him to grow as a person.
Looking at the benefits of a franchise chiropractic model, with Dr. Greco and The Joint Chiropractic
Dr. Patrick Greco, Regional Director for The Joint Chiropractic, paints a picture of what a franchise chiropractic model such as The Joint Chiropractic looks like and functions like. The Joint Chiropractic is a long-time sponsor of Life University activities and needs, most recently in regard to donations leading to athletic facility improvements.
Dr. James Bush, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Business at Life U, comes from a background of healthcare information management. He discusses with our podcast host the importance of responsibly and securely managing healthcare data, as well as the challenges and rewards of teaching through Online Education.
The paths that business students take are rarely linear and clear cut. There are important questions that students need to answer for themselves about the kind of people that they want to be professionally and personally. Paula Billups, Assistant Professor of Business, opens up about how Life U’s business classes and programs give students to space to explore their potential and their preferred career trajectories.
Career journeys can take many winding roads to take the direction that best suits the person taking it. Just ask Dr. Marie Powell, Assistant Professor of Business her at Life University. She has a fascinating and varied professional career that makes her uniquely qualified to give students insight on many kinds of potential pathways and how to gauge what works best for them.
Into the Scrum: Life U’s Club Rugby History with Coach Blake Bradford
If you are a Life U Rugby fan, you might have some questions about the difference between Club Rugby and the standard Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams. Here to pick that apart and to give you some insight into upcoming excitement coming out Life U’s Men’s Club Rugby playbook, we have Coach Blake Bradford.
Psyched about Psychology with guest Mitchell Ferguson
Mitchell Ferguson, Assistant Professor in Life University’s Psychology Department, discusses what sets apart our University’s Psychology programs as a more robust and well-rounded educational paradigm.
Career Exploration Through Career Services, with Samantha Clark
Career exploration is an important part of personal and professional growth. Samantha Clark, Director of Career Services at Life U, encourages students to equip themselves with the best knowledge and tools available to them through the University in order to reach their highest potential.
Positivity and Impact from the M.S in Positive Psychology program, with Alette Stache and Alison Smith
Follow two accomplished Life University M.S in Positive Psychology students, Alette Stache and Alison Smith, as they ruminate on how this one-of-a-kind online program has helped them to grow personally. As they both approach graduation rapidly, it is a time of reflection and gratitude.
Solid foundations of Chiropractic Research, with Dr. Stephanie Sullivan
Research is the bedrock on which we build, “research of clinical relevance to the patients and profession of chiropractic, embodying the core values of Life University.” Dr. Stephanie Sullivan, Director of Life U’s Dr. Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research (CCR), explains further about CCR’s mission and its potential impact.
Rugby History at Life University and Beyond, With Coach Colton Cariaga
If you spend any time around Life University Athletics, then you will hear a thing or two about Rugby. Rugby is a fascinating sport that has truly gained remarkable traction in the United States in recent years, as evidenced in part by the growth and success of Life University’s Rugby programs. Coach Colton Cariaga, Life U Men’s Rugby Coach, gives a crash course on the origins of Rugby as a whole, the origins of Rugby at Life U and a look at the future of the sport as a professional entity in which some Life U student athletes have signed on and currently play for.
In the business of building better business students, with Dr. Marla Thompson
Opportunities for Health Care Professionals working for the Armed Forces, with Dr. Michael Smith and Dr. Saphronia Johnson
Dr. Michael Smith, Ph.D, Associate Dean of the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies (CGUS) and Dr. Saphronia Johnson, Ph.D, Assistant Dean of Natural Sciences, recently represented Life University in a partnership with the U.S Armed Forces to help connect students with work opportunities and tuition coverage though military service. Learn more about the benefits of caring for troops and veterans in this podcast.
Paving new paths with Life U Women’s Flag Football, with Coach Jenitra Shields
Life University is making history with forming one of the first collegiate Women’s Flag Football teams, as well as being the first to provide scholarships for the sport. Life U is currently being honored in the Chick-Fil-A Hall of Fame for these efforts. Coach Jenitra Shields gears up for the inaugural season and hypes up the Life U Running Eagles to cheer their team on and even consider participating.
Making Math Beautiful: The Connection of Mathematics and Music, with Jeremy Kastine
Math is one of those things in our lives that many of us think of as flat and uninspired, but in fact math makes the world go round. Jeremy Kastine, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, opens us up to the many possibilities that math allows for, in particular how it relates to music.
Education transforming lives through The Chillon Project, with Dr. Thomas Fabisiak, Michelle Morrison and Kareemah Hanifa
Today’s topic is a big one, highlighting the historic work of The Chillon Project, a Life University initiative providing higher education to people impacted by the prison system in Georgia. Our special guests are Dr. Thomas Fabisiak, Director of the Chillon Project, along with Chillon graduates Kareemah Hanifa and Michelle Morrison.
A student perspective on Human Ecology and a greener campus, with guest Kaitlin Ivey
Dr. Mark Kovacs talks on Life U’s Master in Sports Science, new Tennis Fitness & Sport Science Track
It’s time to get active and learn about exciting new developments at Life U, as Dr. Mark Kovacs, Director of LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI) and Professor for the Department of Sport Health Science, dives into the particulars of our special Master in Sport Health Science program. He also introduces the brand-new Tennis Fitness & Sport Science Track, designed to give professionals a specialized education targeted toward success in tennis-related fields.
Host Dr. Veronica Garcia- Chapparo is joined by Rebecca Koch, Director of Service Initiatives. They discuss Life U’s founding principle of Lasting Purpose, as well as the related initiative of Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) offered by Life U.
Host Dr. Veronica Garcia-Chapparo is joined today by Dr. John Markham, Executive Director of Level III Clinics and the PEAK program here at Life U. They chat about the ins and outs of the PEAK internship program at Life U, as well as the chiropractic program in general.
The Science of Life U- Examining Adaptative Teaching Approaches in the Natural Sciences Division
Today’s episode brings Dr. Deidre Meiggs and Dr. Andrew McIntosh from the Natural Sciences Division, talking about their dedication as educators to find inventive ways to help students engage with complex material and succeed.
Unlocking the power of the brain with NeuroLIFE Institute
This segment of the Living Life at Life U Podcast brings Dr. Dominic Fetterly, Director of NeuroLIFE Institute, to talk about strides made in cutting edge technologies the institute is studying and using to revitalize healthcare. For those interested in learning more about the ins and outs of applied clinical neuroscience, this is an excellent introduction.
Supporting Well-rounded Student Athletes, with Jayme Pendergast and Ashley Flavin
Our podcast this week highlights two heavy hitters in our Life U Athletics department, Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast and Women’s Wrestling Head Coach Ashley Flavin. This week we tackle the many challenges and triumphs that student athletes are familiar with, as well as how a well-organized collegiate program can better support them to succeed on and off the field.
An Eye on Good Nutrition with Denise Pickett-Bernard
Our host, Dr. Véronica Garcia-Chaparro, is a proud alumna of the Life U D.C. program as well as a practicing chiropractor and friend of the University. Joining her today is Denise Pickett-Bernard, Associate Professor of Nutrition at Life U, who explains the different nutritional programs offered at Life U, equipping future nutritionists, dietitians and more.
Living for a 100 Year Lifestyle and Learning More about True Healthcare Careers with Dr. Eric Plasker
Today’s special guest is none other than Dr. Eric Plasker, Chiropractor and Creator of The 100 Year Lifestyle. He and Véronica delve into deep ground related to what living a 100 Year Lifestyle means, the reasons to pursue a career in healthcare versus “crisis care” and more.
Research, Human Ecology and a Healthier Planet. Stephanie Wakefield, Ph.D.