Serah Theuri, PhD, RD
Associate Professor
University of Southern Indiana
Serah Theuri PhD, RD, is an Associate Professor of nutrition at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) and has 22 years of teaching experience in higher education. Her research and community outreach programs focus on promoting wellness using lifestyle modification and nutrition education principles. Serah served as the nutrition expert for a 3-year, $1.2 million NEPQR grant at USI. This grant supported the efforts of teaching undergraduate nursing and health profession students, on how to practice collaboratively as effective members of healthcare teams.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Wellness coaching is a rapidly growing industry that is becoming more recognized in the health professions. Patients are increasingly interested in a holistic approach to care; wellness coaching meets those expectations by delivering care through a comprehensive approach that encompasses physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social, and environmental considerations. Although health and wellness promotion are important topics in the health professions, professional certification in coaching is relatively new. Additionally, there is a gap in the literature regarding interprofessional coaching…
The faculty, staff, and health profession students conducted an interprofessional wellness fair aiming to promote health and provide opportunities for interprofessional collaboration. The disciplines of nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and kinesiology practiced the competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and TeamSTEPPS® through training and implementation at the interprofessional wellness fair. The interprofessional team of faculty and students collaboratively designed a wellness fair to address chronic disease prevention and…