Committed to the healthspan: Our proactive, preventative, wellness approach

Rather than extending the life span (the number of years a person lives), we are committed to prolonging the health span–emphasizing high quality of life, free of debilitating disease and dependence. Healthspan is a proactive healthy living model that moves away from the traditional healthcare model, where individuals primarily seek care in the hospital and clinics, oftentimes after becoming well-entrenched in poor health, toward an embedded culture of healthy living right where we live, learn and work.

Take advantage of our innovative approach

  • stack a Healthspan-focused credential alongside your graduate degree
  • access Healthspan clinical experiences in our PT Faculty Practice
  • inspire Chicago youth to become Health and Wellness Ambassadors
  • gain an understanding of how to promote Healthspan using a collaborative interdisciplinary approach
  • learn how to leverage technology in promoting Healthspan
  • tap into our vast body of research and on-site experts
  • contribute to the Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL- PIVOT) network

Current initiatives

Stats and Facts

PT Faculty Practice
Providing exceptional care to patients while training the next generation of physical therapists
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UIC Health and Wellness Academy
Teaching kids about healthy decision-making and encouraging healthy behaviors
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Health Tech Jam
Learning to innovate and collaborate under pressure
DPT program focused on Health Innovation

Key partners

A world healthy and free from debilitating disease requires global partnerships

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Contact us

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