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Wellness Trends: The Science and Practice | Chris Hirschler & MaryJo DiGiandomenico


This session will examine the trends that impact various generations, cultures, and perspectives of wellness. A multicultural lens will be used to examine how inclusive certain trends are and the barriers or access they present. Peer-reviewed journals will provide the foundation for evaluating the merits of the trends, but government sources, popular-press outlets, blogs, and video sources will be utilized to provide a clear picture of the extent and impact of the trends. The session will actively involve participants.

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. evaluate wellness trends.
  2. describe how they can incorporate wellness trends into their personal and/or professional practice.
  3. create a proposal based upon the concepts that the wellness trends reveal.

NOTE: "Registration" for individual sessions is not required. Once onsite, you may attend any sessions on the day(s) for which you are registered.


  • Chris Hirschler, PhD, MCHES

    Chris Hirschler is Dean of Health and Wellness Sciences at Lorain County Community College, VP of A Better Life Guatemala, and was a tenured Associate Professor, Chair of Health and PE, and Faculty Director of Study Abroad at Monmouth University. Chris has taught more than 200 college courses, is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), and author of “What Pushed Me over the Edge Was a Deer Hunter”: Being Vegan in North America.

  • MaryJo DiGiandomenico, PhD, CHES, NBC-HWC, ACE

    MaryJo is a Professor at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH in their Health & Wellness Sciences Division. She is one of three lead instructors in the Sport & Fitness Management Associate Degree and Short-term Certificates. In addition, she is the lead Professor in their Health Coaching & Health Promotion Short-term Certificate and Associate Degree in Health Coaching & Health Promotion. Credentials include the following: CHES, ACE-Health Coach, NBHWC-HC, AHA BLS Instructor.

July 20, 2023
Thu 1:00 PM EDT
Room 3, 3rd Floor Individual session registration NOT required

Duration 1H 0M

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