For decades, Life University has been known as a school that trains chiropractors. Now it wants to look more like a typical college.
Just a few years after regaining accreditation that it had lost amid academic and financial concerns, enrollment is coming back. And the school’s president has big plans for the future.
Life University President Guy Riekeman talks to student Chris Parker in an orthopedic and neurodiagnosis lab.
“You get the feeling that this is a university on the move … that there’s innovation,” said Cathy Trower, a researcher at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education who joined Life’s board of directors in 2005.
Located on 100 verdant acres near the hustle and bustle of Cobb Parkway in Marietta, Life University could soon grow to include a business incubator, international center and underground performing arts center. Administrators also hope to raise money for new student housing, an eight-wing think tank and a 12-mile bike trail.