About the Rothenberger Institute
The Rothenberger Institute provides students with the knowledge and life skills necessary to achieve healthier futures. Guided by the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, the Rothenberger Institute address the concerns of many school administrators and educators to provide for their students an understanding of health and safety.
Facing budget constraints, schools are seeking cost-effective prevention, education and support resources to provide a healthy and safe campus community. Simultaneously, students continue to wrestle with the demands of college life and are increasingly turning to online resources for assistance. These students demand flexibility in their education and are increasingly likely to embrace online courses to satisfy their course needs.
The Institute’s vision
The vision of the Rothenberger Institute is to be the leading provider of comprehensive health education. This is achieved by employing innovative technologies and cutting edge research to create relevant and motivating curriculum and by building collaborative partnerships.
In keeping with the US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 guidelines, the Rothenberger Institute is developing a suite of one-credit online courses and derivative products that are offered to students across multiple campus environments. Our two initial course offerings, Alcohol & College Life and Sleep, Eat & Exercise, are interactive, one-credit, online courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to live a balanced life. By building on our proven success in delivering these courses to several partner schools and over 10,000 students, the Rothenberger Institute continues to support administrators and students with viable options to support their health education needs.