SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - From Livingstone College:
Livingstone College is answering the call for improved health and wellness in the U.S. with an inaugural, cutting-edge campus-wide health maintenance program called MyQuest for Health Excellence. In partnership with Novant Health and with generous support from
The Duke Endowment, the program provides students biometric screenings and consistent campus-based wellness coaching at Livingstone's Center for Holistic Learning and student health center.
Biometric screenings gather vital baseline health information including blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI). Baseline data is then used in personal health coaching sessions with students, and are then conducted annually to measure results and improvements.
The program will be offered to all students, with particular focus on the outcomes of the 2014 freshman class over a four-year period through 2018.
Livingstone College is the only institution of higher education in the nation that has developed a holistic learning environment, and one of the tenets of this environment is health and wellness.