The ISU Kinesiology Department has partnered with McFarland to offer Clinical Health Coaching sessions for lifestyle behavior change in addition to regular physician care. Patients are referred by their physician to engage in health coaching sessions to work on health enhancing behaviors such as increasing physical activity and healthy eating habits.
Meet the Health Coaches!
Maria Perez, Jeni Lansing, and Katy DeShaw are PhD Students within the Kinesiology Department that coordinate the Health Coaching initiatives. All three are Trained Clinical Health Coaches through the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium.
Health Coaching Opportunities
The Wellness Works team has been managing an ongoing participatory project called the Health Coach Study that provides opportunities for individuals (and employees at partner companies) to receive health coaching by trained ISU students. Click here for information on past projects.
The team recently completed a new study called the Fitbit Study that provided individuals with the opportunity to wear a Fitbit for 3 months as part of a behavior change program. Participants were trained by the coaches to set their own goals and monitored their progress in becoming more physically active!
Click on the link below to read more about our health coaching applications and any new opportunities.
Our Wellness Works team has established a collaborative education/research partnership with BSDI (www.BSDIweb.com) that enables us to provide employees at local companies with access to the powerful BSDI worksite wellness programming tool along with the Motivation Alliance suite of programs.