Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaching is a free service, providing NC State students with education, support and encouragement to develop behaviors for a healthier lifestyle.

Wellness coaching takes a holistic approach to discovering how personal wellness impacts student success, strengths, values and goals. You can establish a wellness plan and stay accountable with your certified health coach in areas such as:

  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Resiliency
  • Nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Goal setting

Benefits of Wellness Coaching

  • Improved quality of life
  • Achieving personal accountability and academic goals
  • Increased self-efficacy
  • Attainment of decision-making skills
  • Achieving a holistic, healthy lifestyle

What Makes Coaching Different From Counseling?

Counseling Coaching
Counseling is a service that supports college students by providing effective treatment for mental health concerns. Coaching is a service that supports college students by enhancing holistic wellness, health and success through empowering conversations about strengths and goals.
Counseling center staff are licensed mental health professionals. Coaching staff are comprised of professional staff as well as graduate and upper-level undergraduate students who have participated in training as wellness coaches.
Counseling staff work with you to cultivate emotional and psychological growth that will allow you to be successful and flourish.  
Counseling staff will come alongside you on your journey toward resolving or managing your mental health concerns.
Coaches will help you to identify and trust your distinctive voice so that you can make decisions that are most appropriate for your preferred health and wellness outcomes.

Make an Appointment

Preparing for an appointment

Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive an email with a link to an online assessment to complete prior to your initial visit. You will be asked to bring your assessment results with you to your first appointment. Meetings are located in the Carmichael Complex.


Activ8 Your Health Program

Join this innovative program that gives you the motivation you need to achieve your wellness goals.

Develop valuable skills and take charge of your health and well-being with ACTIV8 YOUR HEALTH, an eight-week employee wellness coaching program
that creates lasting behavior change in areas such as stress management, nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease management.

With Activ8 Your Health, your personal wellness coach will provide guidance, motivation, and hold you accountable to achieve your goals.

  • Individual and group coaching.
  • Individualized goal setting and tracking
  • Regular communication with a certified health coach who specializes in coaching and behavior change
  • Regular communication with a Wellness Coach, an ACE® certified health coach who specializes in health coaching and behavior change.

You and your wellness coach will determine your communications needs at the initial consultation.


Members Employee Non-Member
$125 $150

Effective April 1, 2019

Employees and their household members with an active payroll deduction membership are eligible to use payroll deduction as a form of payment for Activ8 Your Health. Monthly deductions can be made in 1 to 3 installments based on the member’s preference. The total amount deducted will be equal to the advertised member rate. Visit the Member Services Suite for program registration.

Please complete payment at Wellness and Recreation Member Services, located in the lobby of the Casey Aquatic Center

Activ8 Your Health Program Interest Form

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Wellness Coaching