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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.
Figuring out the best ways to help Life University students and student athletes learn how to eat well is a full time job. Campus Dietitian Cathy Tillery explains the challenges that many students in the Life U community face as many of them are learning for the first time how to manage their own dietary needs.
Brandi Sharp, Admissions Counselor and B.S. in Biopsychology student, spreads Lasting Purpose and the mission of Life University’s vitalistic philosophy to high school students looking for their next steps. Sharp discusses the joy of that process and what keeps her going.
Finding the Beauty in Chiropractic Technique & Analysis with Dr. Sherterica Hall
Dr. Sherterica Hall, Assistant Professor of Technique and Analysis, is a Life U D.C. alumna who has been in her students’ shoes. Today’s conversation touches on many fascinating points, including many different avenues, approaches and specializations that Chiropractic can take. Dr. Hall’s advice is to explore and be open to the possibility of a new passion or path.
Life University has dedicated countless resources to ensure that students are supported during their time in school. The Academic Learning Center (ALC) is one key piece of that commitment, intended to facilitate the academic growth of students, no matter where they are in their journey, by providing assistance through a variety of services aimed to promote their success while at Life U. Lead Specialist for the ALC Brianna Beaty breaks down many of the available offerings in this podcast.
Research Series- Surveying Chiropractic Benefits Over Time with Samantha Long
How much of a difference does it truly make to receive chiropractic care from a young age? That is a fascinating question that has gone largely unexplored from a research perspective, but a determined young student in Life U’s chiropractic research track seeks to change that. Samantha Long has been working with Life U’s research department to create a simple survey to analyze how people have reported their general health and wellness and how that compares to the amount of chiropractic care they may have received. This special research series is co-hosted by Erin Gilligan- Project Coordinator, Research & Scholarly Activity.
Get with the Programming! Defining Computer Information Systems & Technology with Sailaja Pydimarri
The exciting world of Computer Information Systems & Technology is constantly changing, so let’s try to clear the path a bit. Sailaja Pydimarri is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems for Life University, as well as an accomplished software developer, web designer, database designer and data analyst. She is Sigma Beta Delta Chapter Officer at the University. Pydimarri discusses the growing demand in stem careers, as well as what it looks like as a woman in an often male-dominated landscape.
Showing love to Pediatric Chiropractic with Dr. Shannon Good
Dr. Shannon Good is a D.C. alumna and now an Associate Professor of Chiropractic Sciences at Life University. Dr. Good is a specialist in pediatric and perinatal chiropractic care and serves as an advisor to Life U’s ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) student club. In this podcast, she points to some of the joys and challenges associated with these specialties.
Turning varied passions into community service, with Dr. Thomas Wuerth
Dr. Thomas Wuerth is a very busy and very active person. Not only is he an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences for Life University (Life U), but he also owns Woodstock Jiu Jitsu and serves as its head instructor. Dr. Wuerth speaks on the joys of his job at Life U, as well as how it intersects with his work at the Jiu Jitsu studio. Dr. Wuerth is also holding quarterly situational awareness self-defense seminars for Life U students and staff to gain hands-on knowledge about how to stay safe and be aware of surroundings.
Observing Nutritional Health through a Clinical Lens, with Alma Ayala Diaz
You may have heard the moniker ‘Food is Medicine’, but what does that really look like? How can we take a nutrient-rich diet and use it to fuel good health? Alma Ayala Diaz is one of our enterprising M.S in Clinical Nutrition students who already has a fair amount of experience working in the field of nutrition. She is also President of the Food and Nutrition Club at Life University. She and our host Dr. Veronica Garcia-Chapparo discuss what steps have to be taken to pursue an education and career in Clinical Nutrition.
Converting Passion for Sports and Athletics Into a Career Path, with Riley Dalrymple
B.S in Exercise Student and Life University (Life U) Women’s Wrestler Riley Dalrymple discusses the recruitment process that led her to come to Life U as a student-athlete, as well as her opportunities to learn how to apply her interests in sports and athletics through her degree program, her favorite courses, as well as various work opportunities on and off campus to hone her skills.
Making Chiropractic Education Work for You, with Dr. Eric Parada
Dr. Eric Parada, Associate Professor for Chiropractic Sciences, gets into the nitty gritty of what it takes to get chiropractic students prepared to take on chiropractic practice. He talks at length about the technological phenomenon that is lovingly referred to as PAT, which stands for Palpation and Adjustment Trainer. This anatomically accurate, technology-based mannequin created at Life University has the look, feel, size and weight of an average person in order to improve chiropractic adjustment skills.
How an emotional personal health journey led to empathy, with Phenix Cowart
Phenix Cowart is a young lady that excudes optimism and positivity, which is an admirable outlook given her personal health battles related to a leukemia diagnosis. Cowart is a B.S in Dietetics student at Life U who has a profound interest in how proper nutrition can improve health outcomes. In the midst of hardships related to her health, Cowart has noted that she has learned a fair amount about patient emotions and the need to be empathetic which she will carry with her in her desired career as a Registered Dietitian.
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.