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Katelyn Chiarello

Health Promotion

 

“I love that MUIH focuses on integrative healing and relationship-centered, whole person healthcare. I believe that this is what may be missing from our current healthcare system, and to be a part of a place looking to make real changes in today’s culture is so exciting for me!”

What drew you to your healing discipline at MUIH?

I began my studies at MUIH in the acupuncture program and during my journey realized that I wanted to work with larger groups of individuals in a more broad fashion. I was drawn to the health promotion program because it blends Eastern and Western thought in a way that I respect and honor. While utilizing evidence-based research and modern behavioral change theories, the health promotion program promotes integrative modalities such as mindfulness, physical activity, and Eastern healing traditions to combat chronic illness and negative health behaviors within large and small demographics of individuals. I find this to be SO interesting!

Why did you choose MUIH for your academic program?

I love that MUIH focuses on integrative healing and relationship-centered, whole person healthcare. I believe that this is what may be missing from our current healthcare system, and to be a part of a place looking to make real changes in today’s culture is so exciting for me!

Can you speak about the faculty here?

The faculty at MUIH is knowledgeable and professional! I love that each professor I encounter has extensive experience in their field and TONS of working knowledge. The professors are approachable and friendly, which makes a huge impact for me.

What have you accomplished that is a result of the education and skills you received here?

I believe that the interpersonal skills learned here at MUIH have radically changed my way of thinking, and in turn, my life. During my studies, I have learned many applicable practices, some including to live in the present, to address concerns or let them go, and to not live in the story created in my mind. I have also learned that our words create our world, so it is vitally important to choose our words wisely and carefully. Many of these practices have assisted me in my professional management career and in my personal life. This journey has been one of self-exploration and I believe that what I have taken away thus far translates into every aspect of my daily life.

What has been your most exciting or fulfilling professional experience to date?

I have recently been hired to work in management for a professional holistic lifestyle product corporation. The excitement of utilizing the skills and techniques that I have learned over the last couple of years at MUIH is overwhelming! I look forward to utilizing behavior change theories with both my guests and employees, and educating people on the importance of holistic health, mind, body, and spirit.

What would you like to do next, professionally speaking?

Next, I look forward to working for a public health initiative. My current interest lies in mental health and assisting in providing opportunity and education to the millions of people that suffer daily from this ailment. I would love to work on reducing mental health stigma while working directly with individuals who suffer from mental health issues, educating them on holistic behaviors and integrative modalities they can utilize to live fulfilling, productive, joyous, and free lives!

What would you say to a prospective student who is interested in attending? 

I believe that MUIH is amazing and I am proud to be a part of a forward-thinking, progressive institution such as this! I strongly recommend this university and know that I will utilize my learnings today and for the rest of my days. Come and check it out!