Wellness Coaching

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Taking a positive approach to personal development, Wellness Coaches focus on helping students set and achieve meaningful goals.

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What is Wellness Coaching?

The UB Wellness Coaching Program seeks to help students define specific goals related to their overall health and wellness, and to identify and implement actionable steps to achieve their goals.

Using a strengths-based and non-judgmental approach, UB Wellness Coaches assist students in pursuing goals related to academic, physical, social, emotional, relational or spiritual wellness.

Who is Eligible for Wellness Coaching?

In order to access the Wellness Coaching program, students have to be registered for the current semester and have paid the Health Fee. 

Examples of Wellness Coaching Topics

  • Academic Success
  • Active Living
  • Eating Habits
  • Financial Wellness
  • Self Care
  • Sleep Habits
  • Social Connections
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management

Who Can Benefit from Wellness Coaching?

Wellness Coaching is a short-term option for students who have a goal in mind and need help formulating a plan to reach that goal. Students meet with their coach for an initial 45-60 minute session to discuss goals, values, and motivations for making the behavior change. After that, students may meet with their coach to follow up one or more times for 20-30 minutes to adjust the strategy and assess progress.

New in 2021: Dedicated Financial Wellness Coach from AmeriCorps

A full-time AmeriCorps member Danial Khan joined our Wellness Coaching Program in October 2021 to create a Financial Coaching Program for students struggling with college and personal finances during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  Danial is a certified Financial Social Worker and has a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and Social Work.  He can provide financial wellness resources, one-on-one financial coaching, and short financial management workshops.

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Many students are experiencing financial challenges right now. Schedule an appointment with Wellness Coach Danial Khan to explore ways to improve your situation and feel more confident about managing your money. You can also schedule a workshop with Danial for your student group, club or class.  For more information, you can contact Danial via email or phone 716-645-2195.


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University at Buffalo
114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234

Make an appointment

Make an online appointment on UB’s EAB Navigate Portal by clicking the green button below. Call 716-645-2837 if you need help making an appointment.

Starting in Fall 2021, students will have the option of meeting with a coach in-person or via video conferencing platforms or by phone.

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What Students Say About Wellness Coaching

“Talking to someone about the small changes you can make each week towards your goal is a benefit that is often overlooked. Everyone needs a coach.”