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Global Initiatives

Life University
Global Initiatives


Greater China

Tsingua University in Beijing, China

Life University is currently in its fifth year of cooperation with Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. As one of the premier universities in China, the center serves as an excellent platform to promote Chiropractic to academic elites, high level government officials and industry leaders. The Tsinghua University-Life University Chiropractic Research Center has two full-time positions: one, a long term Tsinghua University Senior Visiting Scholar, and the second, a former Tsinghua University Post Doctoral Fellow, both Life University alumni. The research center engages in clinical research, scholarly activities and public outreach, while serving as an office of representation for LIFE.

Wenzou Medical University in Wenzouh, China

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In December 2015, Life University signed an undergraduate/graduate articulation agreement with Wenzhou Medical University in Wenzhou, China. This agreement allows Wenzhou undergraduate seniors to attend Life University and obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, and then be able to go on to LIFE’s Sport Health Science master’s program. Qualified students may enter the Doctor of Chiropractic program as well.

Wenzhou Medical University has a student base of 22,000. Says Dr. John Downes, Vice President for Global Initiatives at Life University: “This opens the door to Chinese students’ awareness of Life University and all of our programs, including Chiropractic. Wenzhou Medical University is famous for its innovation and entrepreneurship, so I see this agreement as the start of a great opportunity for LIFE’s Global Initiatives in this region of China.

City Government of Kaifeng, China

LIFE also has a cooperative project with the city government of Kaifeng, China. Through this cooperation, we are in the process of defining Chiropractic as a unique profession within the government system. In addition, this program will include clinic systems, clinical research and chiropractic education. LIFE has been designated as the gatekeeper for a 20 square kilometer Free Trade Zone focused on International Healthcare.

Office of Representation in Geneva, Switzerland

We are witnessing a transformation and evolution of thought encouraging prevention through healthy lifestyle choices and practices,” – Dr. Hussein Elsangak.

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Dr. Hussein Elsangak, full-time Clinical Sciences faculty member in the College of Chiropractic at Life University, is also a board member for the Alliance for Health Promotion, a Geneva-based, non-governmental organization (NGO) holding consultative status with the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Life University and the Alliance have very similar mission statements, and Dr. Elsangak is proud to be a representative of both organizations.

WHO Sustainable Developmental Goals Agenda

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The WHO Sustainable Developmental Goals Agenda will map the direction of health care as it oversees a global initiative for betterment of mankind over the next 15 years. This initiative, referred to as SDG, was introduced in September 2015 at the UN’s World Health Assembly in New York. It is a consolidation and continuation of previous WHO/ UN declarations with more than 30 years of evolution in embracing the concepts of health, wellness and patient empowerment.

In the process of representing the chiropractic profession through the World Federation of Chiropractic, Dr. Elsangak is also representing Life University as a leading vitalistic institution that promotes natural heath and wellness through its mission, direction and practices.

Costa Rica

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA)

In 2008, Life University and Universidad de Costa Rica (UNA) agreed to cooperative programs and research with the School of Human Movement and Quality of Life. Since then the relationship has produced opportunities for student and faculty exchange at the Cardio-Rehabilitation Center at UNA, participation in their annual symposiums, as well as ongoing research projects.

In 2015, Dr. Zoila Rosa Stewart, a former Olympian for Costa Rica and 2003 graduate from Life University’s College of Chiropractic, became the Clinic Director at UNA, providing care for research participants and their general staff and students. The campus clinic established in March of 2016 is now expanding operations to the second campus to meet the needs of the university.

Life University has been committed to Costa Rica for more than twenty years beginning with support of Olympic athletes and establishing a clinic facility on the grounds of the Olympic Committee for care of their elite athletes prior to working with Universidad de Costa Rica and UNA for academic opportunities.

Contact Information

Tsinghua University
West Gymnasium
Room 210, Beijing, China
+86 18610338998

Life University – Office of Representation
Grand-Montfleury 48
CH-1290
Versoix-Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: 022 755 54 56

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Campus Omar Dengo
Heredia, Costa Rica
Avenida 1, Calle 9
P.O Box. 86-3000
Tel: (506) 2277-3000

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