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What is Health and Wellness Coaching?

Health and Wellness Coaching is a free, evidence-based service for UK students.

We believe you are the expert in your own life and therefore POWER’s certified health and wellness coaches serve as an ally to assist you in achieving your self-identified health goals.

Through coaching, you will gain a partner who will not tell you what to do, but instead help you explore, set goals, identify barriers, and provide accountability to enhance your well-being through research-based tools and strategies.

What will be discussed?

Meet with one of our wellness coaches to help you set priorities and identify specific changes you want to make to improve your well-being. Wellness coaching is not counseling, but your coach will help you create an individualized action plan to develop a personal wellness vision in one of the following areas:

  • Active Living & Lifestyle
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep & Relaxation Strategies
  • General Nutrition
  • Intuitive Eating & Body Image

For additional information or to request a customized program or service, email POWER at:

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Hours of Operation

3rd Floor Gatton Student Center East Wing
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hillary J. Boone Center
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Sessions are offered at various times, virtually or in-person, depending on the student and coach’s schedules. 


Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule a session with a Health and Wellness Coach, contact Meghan Wolf at or Thomas Ard at

What is the time commitment?

  • Initial Visit: The first visit session typically lasts 45 minutes to one hour. You will meet individually with a wellness coach for an active working session to identify your priorities and create a realistic action plan.
  • Optional Follow-up Visits: You and your coach may determine whether additional meetings are necessary for your well-being and success. Follow-up visits are typically 30-60 minutes and can be arranged weekly, bi-weekly, or as necessary based on your goals and what is convenient with your schedule.

*There are certain situations where the needs of an individual cannot be met by wellness coaching. In those situations, you will be directed to a clinician, dietician, counselor, or other trained healthcare professional. Many times, in those situations, you can have sessions with a wellness coach to continue working on the goal-setting process related to the advice given by your healthcare professional.


Health and Wellness Coaches

Meghan Wolf, MS, CHES, NBC-HWC

Meghan earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a master’s in Health Promotion here at the University of Kentucky. She also holds certifications as a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and a body image coach.

Meghan has a passion for helping to improve your relationship with your body, which includes all aspects of your health and well-being. Some of her favorite topics to assist with include stress, motivation, time management, self-compassion, and burnout.


Office: (859) 562-0719


Thomas Ard, Ed.D.

Thomas earned his doctorate in Health Promotion here at the University of Kentucky with a concentration in food insecurity and utilization of student support services. He also holds certifications as a mindfulness instructor, health and wellness coach, and recovery coach.

Thomas has a passion for helping students discover their true selves through a well-being lens.


Office: (859)218-6801