• What is a Health and Wellbeing Coach? How Can I Become One?

    Integrative health coaches believe in the optimal utilization of the widest array of health approaches, and like to help others appreciate new possibilities for self-care or treatment approaches.

    Learn more about becoming a health and wellbeing coach.

  • Virtual Reality is Bringing Pediatric Patients Closer to Nature

    Dr. Jean Larson, lead of Nature-Based Therapies program, works with Masonic Children’s Hospital Pediatric Integrative Health to bring young patients closer to nature via virtual reality. 

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  • 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.

  • Become a Health Coach

    HEALTH COACHING PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    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.

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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

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