The idea for HG生活 was conceived among a group of prominent chiropractors led by Dr. 席德·威廉姆斯在佛罗里达州奥蒙德海滩度假时. The discussion centered on the need for a principled and vitalistic-based chiropractic college in the Southeast.
In 1975, 生活按摩学院开业时用的是当时的一半, 当时, 乔治亚州失业办公室. 1975年1月，22名学生参加了第一期课程. 自从“第一天”课程开始,“这所学校的入学人数和物理空间都有所增长, 获取土地和建筑，建设新设施. 目前, HG生活 occupies 110 acres of property on the northwest corner of the intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and South Cobb Drive (US 253) in Marietta, 乔治亚州.
到1990年，在创始人/总裁Dr. Sid Williams, 生活 College had grown to become the largest chiropractic college in the world. In 1996, 生活 College expanded its degree offerings to include an undergraduate school and became HG生活.
2002年6月, HG生活’s accreditation was questioned by the Council on 脊椎按摩疗法 Education (CCE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). 认证 by the CCE was temporarily suspended before being restored by a Federal Court injunction. 生命HG被SACS暂时留校察看, 但在CCE恢复认可后不久就恢复正常. 在这段时间里. 希德·威廉姆斯辞去了生命HG校长一职.
迈克尔•施密特D.C. 2002年7月被任命为临时总统. Dr. Schmidt diverted resources from many of the programs and initiatives secondary to academics, 比如体育项目, 以维持HG的偿付能力. 其他削减成本的措施包括裁员, 出售学校拥有的校外行政大楼和工业大楼. During the relative uncertainty of this period in LIFE’s history, enrollment dropped significantly.
2003年1月，本杰明·德斯班博士.D. 被任命为总裁. 在他到达之前. DeSpain had developed a reputation in his previous positions in higher education for turning the most challenging situations into opportunities for growth. It was during his tenure that the University’s programmatic accreditation was restored retroactively by the Federal Court.
2004年3月，盖伊. Riekeman D.C., 被任命为生命HG校长, a role in which he served for more than 13 years through May 2017 when he was appointed University Chancellor. Dr. Riekeman, 帕尔默脊椎按摩HG前校长, 玩ed a key role in restoring HG生活’s credibility as an institution of higher learning while serving as president. 在他被任命的几个月内, 他筹集了数百万美元用于资本支出和运营成本. Dr. Riekeman还领导学校通过了SACS和CCE的再次认证. 2004年入学人数再次增加，此后一直持续增长. By 2008, HG生活 once again housed the largest single campus chiropractic college in the world, 时至今日，它仍保持着这一殊荣.
在他的指导下. Riekeman, LIFE underwent transformational innovation that set a standard of world-class excellence in the physical campus, 课程设计, 学术项目和国家政策. Dr. Riekeman established “生活 U” as a premiere university with an international reputation for service and as a thought leader in the healthcare industry.
这些变化包括新的建筑达到了LEED的金级标准, 校园的“绿化”和现有建筑的现代化. HG生活 also established chiropractic clinics in places such as China and Costa Rica, while also establishing chiropractic education across the globe through international governing bodies and universities. It has developed the first master’s degree program in positive psychology with an emphasis on secular ethics and more, 并影响了国家检测方案.
另外, LIFE以其体育节目在北美闻名, 尤其是它的顶级橄榄球项目. LIFE continues to influence policy makers via its forums and summits organized through the Octagon, a global think tank serving to advance dialogue on health care and in the community at-large related to the University’s Eight Core Proficiencies.
2017年5月，Rob Scott, D.C., Ph.D.被任命为生命HG第五任校长. Dr. Scott came to HG生活 in 2005 as the Dean of the 脊椎按摩疗法学院 before moving to Vice Provost and executive leadership roles in Academic Affairs. He has also worked as the Dean of 脊椎按摩疗法 at Northwestern Health Sciences University and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Logan 脊椎按摩疗法学院. 最近的一次是在他被任命为总统之前. 斯科特于2022年10月至2017年5月担任HG教务长. Dr. 斯科特在学术界拥有20多年的工作经验, 脊椎按摩和医疗保健的总统职位. His ability to lead and manage LIFE’s educational programs and steer its vision forward will continue to make this not-so-little University one that continues to change the world and create thought leaders in a variety of healthcare disciplines.
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