The Wellness Lifestyle uses a holistic, six-aspect model of health to provide a practical application of condition-based, corrective and wellness development. To improve individual and collective health and wellness, the Wellness Lifestyle utilizes a vitalistic philosophy expressed through six aspects: Physical, Emotional, Social, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual well-being.
- Acquiring information to establish a holistic inventory of individual needs
- Assessing needs and pursuing a plan for condition-based care
- Exploring corrective care to improve adaptation and function
- Developing and engaging in a plan for optimal individual performance with social accountability
- Providing the support and resources to assist people in their efforts to achieve their goals
- Monitoring outcomes and data for continuous improvement
Smoking and use of other tobacco products are strictly forbidden on campus (this also includes e-cigarettes and vapes) – both inside the buildings and outside on our grounds. Students enjoy a place free from the toxins of of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. Students interested in quitting smoking may get information about available programs from the Office of Student Affairs.
Our on-campus dining facility, The Socrates Café, provides healthy options including vegetarian and vegan options. Most of the protein and produce products come from 28 local farmers who adhere to organic growing regulations and humane treatment of animals. Socrates Café offers specialty fare such as Simple 600, which is an entire meal containing 600 calories or under. Soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza are available and are made with healthy ingredients.
Because we understand the profound impact of regular activity on physical, emotional and social wellbeing, LIFE offers numerous athletic programs including intramural, club and intercollegiate. All these options provide an ongoing schedule of physical activity for all students regardless of ability or prior experience. LIFE also boasts walking/running trails throughout the 110-acre campus.
Students don’t need to join a local gym to fight the “freshman fifteen.” The Wellness Center at Life University is free to all students. Students can work out with strength training and aerobic equipment and participate in a variety of fitness classes. Personal trainers are also available to assist students in establishing personal plans and goals.
Students can also receive free chiropractic care in the student clinic. Keeping one’s nervous system free from interference is vital to achieving optimum performance.
Students can also take advantage of nutritional counseling, life coaching and health and fitness evaluations from certified health coaches. Athletic assessment, injury care and rehabilitation are also available in the LIFE Sport Science Institute (LSSI).
President's Climate Initiative
Life University is also interested in protecting and promoting the health of the planet. We are among the first 100 universities in the country to join the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment to address global warming. Through this commitment, we focus on efficient energy consumption, recycling, composting, using biodegradable products and adhering to Gold-Level or higher Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for new construction.