Many people may still think of Life University as the chiropractic college in Marietta, Georgia, but the growing university has made significant strides within past years, led by President Dr. Guy F. Riekeman, to become a frontrunner in the fields of education and whole-body health care. This summer, Life University continues the work of its groundbreaking NeuroLIFE Institute, debuts groundbreaking degree programs in Georgia prisons, and partners with Atlanta Birth Center to create VitalAtlanta, a holistic Midtown clinic serving the metro Atlanta community.

Located on Life University campus in Marietta, the NeuroLIFE Institute provides expert functional neurology care that focuses on brain and nerve system health. The expert clinical team works with people of all ages who suffer from conditions such as concussion, neurodegenerative conditions, childhood development disorders, whiplash, balance and vertigo, and more. By focusing on disconnects between the brain and nervous system, the NeuroLIFE Institute works with people to vastly improve their health, often disproving diagnoses they might have heard elsewhere.

In late summer 2016, Life University will launch The Chillon Project, a degree granting program for incarcerated students and correctional staff in the Georgia prison system – the only program of its kind offered by a college or university based in the state of Georgia since 1994. With statistics proving that higher education is the only effective way to drastically reduce recidivism, the program hopes to impact social change while instilling values and business skills in incarcerated students. The initial roll-out of the program will take place at women’s correctional facility Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto, Georgia. “We are convinced that there is a better way to handle incarceration, and are grateful to the Georgia Department of Corrections and to Governor Deal for this opportunity,” says Dr. Riekeman. “Our hope is that what we are doing in Georgia and at Life University will become a model for other states and universities to follow.”

Life University will also open VitalAtlanta, a whole-body health center located in Midtown Atlanta alongside the new Atlanta Birth Center. These two groundbreaking healthcare entities will offer extensive health services from birth to age 101, with Atlanta Birth Center providing holistic midwifery care and birth services to families, and Life University offering state-of-the-art services in Chiropractic, functional neurology, functional kinesiology, vitalistic nutrition and positive psychology.

With the tagline “the not-so-little University that is changing the world,” Life University aims to impact social change throughout the metro Atlanta area and around the globe with innovative initiatives, leading-edge clinics and a quality education for nearly 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students on its 110-acre Marietta campus.

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Reprinted from EAST COBBER’s June/July 2016 issue

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