Students can receive individual or group health coaching through our Health Coach Institute to develop personal goals and strategies to improve their health behaviors.

Health Coaching Topics


Individual Health Plan

Create an Overall Health Plan

Learn how to:

  • Manage your stress and time
  • Improve your sleep
  • Eat healthier and exercise
  • Study more effectively
  • Develop healthy relationships


Create a Stress Management Plan

Learn about:

  • Personal stressors
  • Signs and symptoms of stress
  • Coping strategies
  • Positive thinking
  • Mindfulness practice


Create a Time Management Plan

Learn to manage your time by:

  • Getting organized
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Planning for academics, social life, and self care
  • Nailing your projects, papers, and exams 


Create a Sleep Plan

Learn to improve your sleep habits by:

  • Understanding your sleep patterns and the cost of sleep deprivation
  • Recognizing barriers to getting enough sleep
  • Strategizing how to sleep well


Talk Nutrition and Body Image

Learn about:

  • Balanced nutrition and Intuitive Eating (Group coaching only)
  • Positive body image (Individual appointments and The Body Project)


Create an Alcohol Plan

Learn about:

  • The impacts of alcohol on health
  • Strategies for low-risk drinking 

Meet Our Lead Health Coaches

Become a Health Coach

The Office of Health Promotion is looking for highly motivated students with a passion for health and health leadership. This is an opportunity for our students to pursue their passion for health, support and empower their peers to make healthy decisions, grow as individuals, gain career and leadership skills, and serve the Boston College community. Think you'd be a good fit?

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Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Request a workshop on Motivational Interviewing: A Positive Communication Technique for Behavior Change. Participants will understand the basics of this collaborative, student-centered approach and will be able to begin practicing their new skills right away.    

Request a Workshop