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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Scholarly Concentration

 Lifestyle choices regarding physical activity, nutrition, stress management and social support are major factors contributing to health outcomes. Changes in these behaviors can lead to better health outcomes, reduced health care costs and improved community health. Through this concentration, students learn how to help patients implement evidence-based lifestyle choices with a team of exercise physiologists, nutritionists, mental/behavioral health counselors, social workers and other health professionals.


Some concentration coursework can be completed online; some coursework takes place in Muncie. The scholarly project work takes place in Muncie.

Curriculum and Timeline

Students completing the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention concentration fulfill the same core curriculum as students in other concentrations. The didactic components provide a strong academic and experiential foundation in public health and lifestyle medicine that will be vital for completion of the core curriculum project and product.

Recommended Pathway

Students determine if a concentration pathway will fit in their schedule by contacting concentration co-directors. Actual pathway may vary.


24958-Fromm, Larry

Larry B. Fromm, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Bio and Contact Information

16199-Litt, Michael

Michael D. Litt, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

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MD Student News

In their words: Scholarly Concentration Q&A with Health Promotion and Disease Prevention co-directors

In 2019, IU School of Medicine launched Scholarly Concentrations. To help students decide if a concentration topic is the right fit, concentration co-directors shared the inside scoop—from why they got involved in the concentration to how a specific topic can help students reach their goals. Topic: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Location: Muncie Co-Directors: Larry Fromm, […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Feb 11, 2019