What is Peer Wellness Coaching?
A peer wellness coach is a resource available to all UMaine students free of charge. You can meet with a coach regularly to discuss your health & wellness habits, identify healthy goals and brainstorm ideas to help you reach those goals. A coach will motivate and support you in becoming the healthiest version of yourself and empower you to draw upon your unique abilities and strengths to achieve success!
We take a Mind, Body, & Spirit approach to health & wellness, believing that these three aspects of a person’s life are intertwined and contribute to their overall well-being. A coach will help you identify goals to improve your physical fitness, nutrition, academic success, time & stress management, your happiness and much more. Everybody can benefit from a wellness coach!
What can I expect from this program?
You can expect to meet with a friendly, engaged coach who will help you reflect on your current health and wellness habits and guide you in creating a plan to make changes and set goals so that you can become the healthiest version of you!
How often do I meet with my coach?
Together, you and your coach will decide how often you meet based on your schedules. We recommend meeting with your coach about once a week but you may decide to meet more or less frequently than that; it’s up to you and the coach!
Where will I meet with my coach?
Together, you and your coach will decide on an on-campus meeting location. You may decide to meet over lunch at the Bear’s Den for example, or you may choose a private room in the Union. Note that your coach will not meet with you in your dorm rooms if you live on campus.
How can I become a coach?
If you are interested in becoming a coach, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Training for the coaches typically takes place at the beginning of each semester.
For more information please contact Rebecca Sprague at