Education and Training

Healthy Lifestyles offers a wide range of opportunities for various types of health care professionals.

Our hope is that by sharing the knowledge and resources needed to prevent, screen, and treat lifestyle behaviors that lead to chronic disease and the tools to treat the problems that come with obesity, that we can improve our chances for a healthier tomorrow. A wide variety of learning opportunities for health professionals of all levels aim to develop skills related to childhood obesity clinical care, research and advocacy. 

Please complete the Healthy Lifestyles Learner Application Form [PDF, 193KB] and forward it to along with an updated CV if you are a medical, exercise, behavioral/psychology, or nutrition trainee and are interested in shadowing in the Healthy Lifestyles clinic.

If you are interested in volunteering or working in the Bull City Fit program, please email to request an application.

If you are interested in research opportunities, please email the Duke Center for Childhood Obesity Research or

If you are interested in childhood obesity research, would like to complete a research internship, or want to recruit patients from the Healthy Lifestyles clinic for your research, please contact Sarah Armstrong, MD at

Any questions regarding management of obesity or obesity-related health problems may be sent to This account is staffed exclusively by Healthy Lifestyles faculty, and you can expect to receive a reply within 24 hours.