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Nutrition/Wellness Coaching

Nutrition/wellness coaching is a service offered to ISU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and spouses of students, faculty, and staff looking for assistance in achieving a behavior change to achieve healthier lifestyle habits. Nutrition/wellness coaching has been shown to promote successful behavior change through a collaborative approach between client and coach.

The ISU Wellness Center nutrition/wellness coaches are registered dietitian nutritionists. The ISU Wellness Center personal trainers also assist in wellness coaching within their scope of practice.

Nutrition/Wellness Coaching Services

Nutrition/wellness coaching is available for the following lifestyle behavior changes:

  • Eating habits to prevent health problems and promote health or athletic performance
  • Lifestyle changes to improve blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or reverse pre-diabetes or pre-hypertension
  • Improving physical activity habits
  • Improving sleep habits
  • Stress management techniques
  • Time management skills
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Weight management

The ISU Wellness Center focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, and not the treatment of health conditions. Therefore, our nutrition/wellness coaches do not address diagnosed health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, hypertension, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or other health problems that require medical nutrition therapy or pharmacological treatment.

Nutrition/Wellness Coaching Appointment Preparation

The initial nutrition/wellness coaching session is 45 minutes, which involves you and the nutrition/wellness coach discussing your desired behavior changes, your readiness for change, and possibly setting behavior change goals. Additional nutrition/wellness coaching sessions are scheduled to discuss your progress with achieving your behavior change goals and problem solving.

Nutrition/Wellness Coaching Prices

Current Students with valid Bengal ID cards:

  • $5 per session for the first 3 sessions (initial consult plus 2 nutrition/wellness coaching sessions)
  • After the initial 3 nutrition/wellness coaching sessions, $15 per session or 4 sessions for $40

ISU Community*:

  • $25 per nutrition/wellness coaching session
  • Package deal: initial consult plus 4 nutrition/wellness coaching sessions for $100
    (Fees payable at the time of service - cash, check, or credit/debit cards accepted - thank you!)

*ISU Community includes faculty, staff, and alumni, or a spouse of an ISU student, faculty, or staff (with valid Bengal ID or ISU Alumni Card).

How to Schedule a Nutrition/Wellness Coaching Appointment

Please download and complete the Wellness Coaching form and Liability waiver before you arrive for your appointment

Please call the Wellness Center at (208) 282-2117 to schedule your appointment. You may also stop by our office in Reed Gym 205A.

Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Please reschedule your appointment if you are suffering from any acute respiratory infection or related condition. If you cannot keep your appointment for other reasons, please contact the Wellness Center at (208) 282-2117 as soon as possible before your appointment.

No-Show Policy

If you do not show for an appointment for any of the ISU Wellness Center services (i.e., a fitness assessment, personal training, or nutrition/wellness coaching) without calling in advance to cancel two times, you will not be allowed to schedule another appointment for any ISU Wellness Center service for the remainder of the semester.