Springfield College has a rich tradition of excellence in the promotion of health and wellness. Dr. Peter Karpovich, former Springfield College faculty member, is thought to be one of the first wellness-related researchers and educators in the world.
U.S.News and World Report has consistently ranked Springfield College in the top tier in its category in its annual edition of "Best Colleges.”
Stellar visionaries from the College have made indelible marks on society – within the health and wellness arenas. With more than 44,000 alumni working in a wide array of fields, including those in wellness-related professions, the College’s network is vast. Many hold leadership positions within the governing bodies of these professions, and their work today is still shaped by the Springfield College Humanics philosophy of educating the whole person – spirit, mind, and body – for leadership in service to others.
The College was recently honored by USA Today as one of the most service-oriented institutions in America. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to community and building partnerships with organizations that work to improve the lives of others.
Dr. Chapman was recently invited to present on the topic of “Elder Nutrition” at a conference held by Greater Springfield Senior Services on March 12. As a Registered Dietitian for more than 25 years, Dr. Chapman has focused on community health through nutrition, with specific expertise in the areas of breastfeeding and eliminating health disparities. Dr. Chapman has evaluated interventions to improve breastfeeding rates among low-income, minority women, and promotes evidence-based practices in the areas of maternal and child nutrition.