Health & Wellness Coaching

Learn how to live well

College is a great time to determine the kind of life you want to life. With free wellness coaching, you’ll begin to uncover your values and desires, learn how to put them into action, and maintain healthy changes that will last a lifetime.

Your certified coach will provide personalized guidance to help you understand what wellness means for you. Coaching typically focuses on topics such as physical and emotional well-being, goal setting, stress reduction, and time management. Wellness coaches do not provide medical advice or mental health counseling.

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Live life in 8-D

The eight dimensions of wellness impact every aspect of your life. When they are in balance, you are living a life of health and happiness. When they are out of balance, you might want to call in a wellness coach.

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Physical wellness

Recognize the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep. In addition to exercise and nutrition, physical wellness also includes avoiding or reducing alcohol and other drug use, identifying potential health concerns, getting regular medical checkups, and minimizing your risk of injury and harm.

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Emotional wellness

Cope effectively with life and create satisfying relationships. Emotional wellness includes awareness and acceptance of your thoughts and feelings and expressing emotions in a healthy manner.

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Social wellness

Develop a sense of connection and belonging with a strong support system. Social wellness includes the relationships you have with others, your communication skills, and a healthy view of social roles as well as your capacity for intimacy and empathy.

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Intellectual wellness

Explore interests and expand your knowledge and skills. Intellectual wellness includes engaging in creative and mentally stimulating activities, seeking out and using new information, thinking critically, being open to new ideas, and making sound decisions. It also involves curiosity and your motivation to master new skills.

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Financial wellness

Develop a relationship with money that allows you to find satisfaction with your current and future financial situations and goals. Financial wellness includes strengthening skills to manage resources and live within your means. It also means making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and learning to prepare for short- and long-term needs.

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Occupational wellness

Experience growth, personal satisfaction, and enrichment from your work. Occupational wellness includes seeking opportunities to grow professionally and to be fulfilled in your job, whatever it might be. It means preparing and using your gifts, skills, and talents to gain purpose and happiness in life.

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Environmental wellness

Inhabit pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being. Environmental wellness is an awareness of your relationship with physical surroundings. It means developing and maintaining a safe and comfortable living environment that is in harmony with natural resources.

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Spiritual wellness

Expand your sense of purpose and meaning in life. Spiritual wellness encompasses an understanding of the beliefs, principles, and values that guide you in life. That understanding includes forming moral and ethical commitments.

Wellness Coaching FAQ

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No. Coaching is a non-clinical service focused on behavior change. Coaches can support students with adherence to medical recommendation but cannot provide recommendations themselves. Coaches can work with students with mental health concerns as long as they are not addressing those as their primary form of treatment (i.e., helping someone who is also being treated for depression work on their time management skills).

Coaching is free! This service is provided to students at no cost by the Health and Wellness Promotion team.

Coaches are professional staff members and graduate students who work in Health and Wellness Promotion. The coaching is one-on-one and takes place in the Campus Center suite 350.

There are no session caps. We typically offer four to six meetings at one hour each, moving to monthly meetings or phone/email check-ins during the goal maintenance portion of coaching.

No. Health and wellness coaching can focus on any of the eight dimensions of wellness—physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, environmental, and financial.