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.
The tremendous healing power of the arts has been the focus of Dr. Alter-Muri’s efforts for over 30 years. As the Director of SC’s Art Therapy programs and through her own scholarly activity, she has a broad understanding of the relationship between art and wellness. Recently, Alter-Muri’s research “Gender typicality in children’s art development: A cross-cultural study,” published in The Arts in Psychotherapy, Vol. 41, Issue 2, was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal article “Drawing Conclusions About Gender Differences.”