Over 600 employees attended the 2nd Annual Employee Wellness Event on 10/8 and were able to visit with campus partners, participate in wellness demonstrations, receive health screenings, sample healthful snacks, and be entered into some great prizes! All of the winners have been notified. See here for the recipes of the highly popular healthful snacks served at the event.
Register for Winter FLIP Classes!
Are you looking for a way to stay fit during the long, cold winter months? Or do you want to try a new workout routine to add to your fitness regimen? The Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement (FLIP) classes offered by Dartmouth Athletics is a great way to stay active and have fun through the winter months. The schedule for the winter classes is now up and you can find it here. From "Pilates for beginners" to "Total Body Circuit," there are classes for all levels of experience. You can choose from a morning Aerobic Deep Water Condition class, a lunctime spinning class, an evening Zumba class, and many more to fit your schedule. Registration starts on Monday, December 9th, at 8am. You can register online or in person in Room 167 (Alumni Gym) from 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm. For more information on registration guidelines and to register, please visit the FLIP website.
If you are a College employee on one of the Dartmouth sponsored CIGNA health plans and attend the classes 2 times a week for 10 weeks you will also be eligible for up to $200 reimbursement through CIGNA. For more information on the reimbursement, please see here.
A Health Coach is an expert in the health and wellness field who is trained to help you set and works towards achieving your personal health and wellness goals. The coaches have expertise in nutrition, exercise, tobacco cessation, stress management and general health, so whether you're looking to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, get a better handle on stress, or change up your exercise routine, a health coach can help! A Health Coach is not a physician and does not offer medical advice, but will work with you on setting and working towards your goals—at no cost to you!
The three field health coaches are available, on a rotating schedule, at various locations- including the Hanover campus, Centerra and DHMC - one should be close to your workplace!
To schedule an appointment visit the Field Health Coaching website or call 603.597.4033. You must complete your biometric screenings prior to meeting with a field health coach.
** Have an appointment, and don't know where to go? Get directions to our most frequently used coaching spaces.
Group workshops are also offered on a monthly basis. We offer different group workshops that focus on medical, movement, diet and nutrition, and behavioral health topics. Come join us!
Why should I work with a Health Coach?
Many people find that they are more likely to set reasonable goals and to stick to a plan when they are "accountable" to someone. Like a sports coach, a Health Coach looks at your current "performance," discusses your strengths and weaknesses, helps you set a realistic goal, and suggests ways that you might benefit from changes in your habits or routines. The Health Coach also monitors your progress and "cheers you on."
I'm a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect, can I still meet with a health coach?
Yes, however since a health coach is a member of your care team at the practice, you will receive coaching automatically during your appointment. However, you are encouraged to work with your health coach independent of medical appointments as well.
Who is eligible for Health Coaching?
Whatever your health insurance, you are eligible for health coaching if you are an active benefits eligible employee—that is, if you work at least nine months of each year and at least 20 hours each week.
Is there a cost for Health Coaching?
No, there is no cost for the health coaching program and no limit on the number of coaching visits you can have.
Is there a telephonic health coaching option available?
Yes. You can "meet" your Cigna or CareAllies Health Coach by telephone. You may receive an invitation to participate or you can call in to get started.
What information does my Health Coach share about me?
Your sessions with your Health Coach are private and confidential. Dartmouth College does not receive any individual data, only aggregate data is collected. Your data is not identified by name, nor is your progress toward your health goals.
Last Updated: 9/13/13