The Wellness Works program coordinates a variety of projects that provide personalized health coaching services. The programming is managed by a team of graduate students that have been trained through the Chronic Care Consortium in health coaching. The graduate student leaders manage a variety of projects under this model and also provide training and supervision of a team of undergraduate health coaches that work on these projects. The program provides mutual benefits. Students benefit from the chance to learn health coaching skills and participants, in turn, benefit from the access to monitoring technology and personalized health coaching services. The program also advanced science of behavior change as the various phases of the study formed the basis for research projects and 8 different student MS thesis projects. Click here to see history and links to publications and presentations.
Students interested in getting involved in the programming or in taking the formalized "Practicum in Motivational Interviewing" course to contribute to the health coaching projects can click on the Student Info tab.
Individuals interested in receiving health coaching services through our programming can check on some of the links below for active projects
Health Coaching Projects
The Wellness Works team has opened up a number of new IRB approved health coaching studies that build on our past work. Check the links below and contact the associated leaders for additional information.
CYdekicks - Student Health Coaching. Incoming ISU Students are eligible to receive health coaching through this novel peer-coaching program coordinated in partnership with the ISU ExerCYse outreach group. Contact Katy Southard (email@example.com) if you are interested or click on this link for more information.
Chronic Pain Study This pilot clinical trial is currently recruiting participants into a study to evaluate the utility of physical activity monitors and health coaching for individuals with chronic pain. Contact Dr. Laura Ellingson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for eligibility
Metria Study This pilot clinical trial is currently recruiting participants into a study to evaluate the utility of physical activity monitors and health coaching for clinical populations. Project is being conducted in partnership with physicians at McFarland Clinic and participation is only allowed through physician referral. Contact Dr. Greg Welk (email@example.com) for more information.