DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness
An institute dedicated to the local community through interdisciplinary studies, health & wellness.
Discover the Institute
Situated in the rural mountains of Pennsylvania, the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University is a leading facility of its type in the United States.
We merge state-of-the-art equipment with hands-on teaching in our academically rigorous programs. Our equipment and programs are cutting edge; we carefully combine them with a deep sense of compassion and our desire to help heal the local community.
Wellness Inside and Out
We believe in a holistic approach to wellness. The DiSepio Institute is home to several specialized centers, all designed to bring various aspects of wellness to our campus and community. Whether you need rehabilitation or general fitness, the DiSepio Institute is here for you.
- Offers health promotion and rehabilitation services to the members of the Saint Francis University community as well as to the members of our surrounding communities.
- Provides clinical education and continuing education to promote recruitment and retention of healthcare providers for rural west-central Pennsylvania.
- Facilitates research and clinical training in the prevention and management of chronic disease with emphasis on modification of lifestyle.
- Enhances access to care for the medically under-served in rural west-central Pennsylvania.
A Focus on Health & Wellness
In partnership with UPMC, the DiSepio Institute prioritizes your health
Center for Well-Being
The Center for Well-Being helps students, staff and faculty build skills to effectively deal with life challenges. At the Center, you have access to individual counseling sessions at no cost to you.
Get Active at the Fitness Center
Promoting health and wellness opportunities to create healthy lifestyles
Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship
We are here to support you in the most challenging of times
A comprehensive interdisciplinary center was developed to provide outpatient services to all cancer patients and survivors in need. Whether newly diagnosed or long finished with treatment, our goal is to improve daily function and quality of life for the cancer survivor.
At the DiSepio Center for Rural Health & Wellness, we are challenging our students to Become that Someone who makes your health their priority
The Ernest J. Scharpf Family Conference Center is on the second floor of the DiSepio Institute and enables individuals to communicate with the world through voice, video, and data technologies