Baylor School of Education Lecture Series Welcomes Wellness Expert Tyler Cooper

Oct. 27, 2014
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2014) – The Baylor School of Education will address the issue of American healthcare with guest speaker Tyler Cooper, B.B.A. ’94, M.P.H., M.D., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101. The lecture, part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in the Baylor School of Education, is titled “Social and Ethical Considerations Regarding Who Has a Right to Healthcare.”

Cooper is the chief executive officer of Cooper Aerobics, an internationally known company and leader in health and wellness research, education, products and services.

“Dr. Cooper is a foremost expert on wellness and a broad advocate for the role of exercise as a critical element in promoting and maintaining health and quality of life at all ages,” said Jon Engelhardt, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education and a professor of curriculum and instruction. “He broadly speaks on critical issues of healthcare and cares deeply about issues of education, most especially education in schools and education that promotes healthy lifestyles.”

“The problem (of healthcare) is very real,” Cooper said. “In order for significant improvement to occur in the health of Americans, achievable, realistic and affordable policies and education must occur, and a solid understanding of ethical positions is critical to create the opportunity for constructive and successful collaboration among many different opinions.”

After graduating from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Cooper received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and a master of public health degree in healthcare management from Harvard University. He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Baylor School of Education.

“This lecture is intended for broad audiences who have concern for healthcare and the health status of Americans,” Engelhardt said. “Those from the general public, those who have technical backgrounds, those interested in healthcare careers and those concerned for the health and wellness of all Americans should enjoy this lecture.”

Marrs McLean Science Building is at 1214 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit the School of Education web page.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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The Baylor School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and consists of four departments: Curriculum and Instruction (preparation for classroom teachers and specialists); Educational Administration (post-graduate preparation for school leadership); Educational Psychology (undergraduate and graduate programs for those who are interested in learning, development, measurement, and exceptionalities); and Health, Human Performance and Recreation (preparing for sport- and health-related careers, athletic training and careers in recreational professions, including churches).The School of Education enrolls more than 1,000 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, employs 70 faculty, and is one of the few school s in the State of Texas that offers a yearlong teaching internship.

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