What is Health Coaching?

Health Coaching is informal, confidential meetings with a health educator that are designed to help students improve their overall health. Discussions focus on areas of desired improvement and goals associated with these areas. Health coaches help participants to develop an individualized health improvement plan in order to meet these goals.

What areas of my life can I get assistance with?

Participants can get assistance in a variety of topics including stress/time management, healthy eating, physical activity, sleep issues, financial management, relationship issues, tobacco cessation, sexual health and any other general health topics.

How can Health Coaching help me?

Sometimes trying to improve your health can seem like a huge task, but don’t worry, our health coaches are here to help. Participants can receive guidance, encouragement, resources and feedback from health coaches. Your coach can help you develop a plan that will work for you, and will stand by your side to help you achieve you goals.

How do I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling 541-737-7556. Meetings are located at either Student Health Services or Dixon Recreation Center. Health coaching is available only to OSU students.

How do I prepare for my Health Coaching appointment?

Once you make the appointment, you will receive an e-mail with a link to an online health assessment to do before your appointment. You will also be asked to do a brief goals exercise. Bring both of these to your appointment, as they will help you and your coach develop a plan to get you on track to meeting your goals.

How much does Health Coaching cost?

Health Coaching is FREE for students. You can see a health coach as many times as you want.

What other services does the Health Coaching program offer?

On-site Health Coaching: Health educators are also available to come to you. We can schedule a health coach to come to your residence hall, sorority or fraternity house, or cultural center for an hour a week as a resource for your students. Students could just drop by to ask a quick question, or they can stay and chat with a health coach for longer.

Group Health Coaching: Health coaches can also provide a group health coaching experience. The Health Coach will lead the group through a series of reflective writing exercises and talk about goal setting, motivation and behavior change. The coach will also offer tips and suggestions on a variety of health topics. Students can then follow-up with a one-on-one appointment if they would like more assistance. This is a great option for a classroom setting, or a program at a residence hall, cultural center, or sorority/fraternity house.

How can I contact a health coach?

You can reach a health coach at 541-737-7556 or healthcoach@oregonstate.edu.