• Continuing Education 2-Day Workshop Begins April 14

    Food Matters for Health Professionals is a 2-day intensive workshop that includes classroom discussion and hands-on cooking in the kitchen (including full meals each day). Co-taught by a physician and chef/culinary nutrition educator, Food Matters will cover the role of food, lifestyle, and cooking in preventative health and wellbeing.

    Learn more.

  • Improve Your Health and Wellbeing Through Research

    The University of Minnesota, with the YMCA, is conducting a new study in the Twin Cities. The goal of this study is to help people 50 years of age and older, stay “Forever Well” by learning new ways to stay healthy, happy and fit. There is no cost for taking part in this NIH funded study.

    Learn more.

  • Wellbeing Lecture with Michael Pollan

    Creator and star of Netflix series "Cooked" and best-selling author Michael Pollan will present a Wellbeing Lecture at Northrop on March 29, 2018.

    Learn more and register.

  • Mindfulness at Work Community Course

    Online class begins April 13

    Registration is now open for this engaging community course.

    You'll learn about mindfulness, and how it relates to essential workplace skills, such as resilience, task execution, critical analysis, intra/interpersonal growth and leadership.

    Learn more and register.

  • Become a Health Coach


    Integrative Health and Wellbeing coaching, an emerging method of partnering with patients to achieve their overall goals, is practiced from a holistic perspective that views each person as intrinsically whole and the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. Health coaching is being offered in a wide range of venues including hospitals, clinics, community health and fitness facilities, corporations, educational institutions, and private practices. If you're interested in becoming a health coach, applications are due soon!

    Read more about our Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching programs.

With two decades of experience in healthcare innovation, the Center has played a pivotal role in improving the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities at the local, national and international levels. Our remarkable faculty, experts drawn from the University and the community, are committed to innovation, service and social change.

Aligned with the University's mission of education, research and service, the Center is a pioneer in forging new paths for interprofessional education and research - breaking down silos and disciplinary boundaries. Our diverse and multidisciplinary faculty strive to advance health and wellbeing around the world.

No matter where you are on your journey to increased wellbeing, we encourage you to discover, learn, engage and partner with us.

Recent News

Students and faculty cooking in kitchen

At the U, future doctors and nurses learning to treat patients with food

The click-clack of knives chopping on cutting boards and the savory smell of sauteed onions filled the air on a recent evening.

Eight students from the University of Minnesota training to be doctors, nurses and counselors raced around the classroom, donning aprons instead of lab coats. Their assignment: Prepare a delicious, healthful meal to treat patients’ specific health problems.

“Smells like a steak,” Theodore Wang said, as he sprinkled a pinch of salt over shiitake mushrooms simmering in olive oil.

Read more via the Star Tribune

Featured Course

Yogi on a beach at sunset


Anatomical considerations/understanding critical to executing safe/effective Hatha Yoga instruction. Overview of human gross anatomy/bodily systems essential to Hatha Yoga. First in sequence of three courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers Education & Training Sequence. Students who complete sequence may be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Upcoming Events

Michael Pollan at the University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The average American spends just 27 minutes a day preparing food—which means that many people now spend a lot more time watching other people cook on TV than doing it themselves.