Health & Well-Being
Your health and well-being are critical to your success as a student. We're proud to offer assorted resources at both the school and university level to help you balance your mental, emotional, academic, and social needs and goals.
School CAPS Psychologist
Erin Albert, PhD, LP, CMPC
Erin Albert is the embedded Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) psychologist in the School of Kinesiology. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of North Texas, and completed her doctoral internship at the North Carolina State University Counseling Center.
In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist (LP), Erin is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), meaning she is trained to provide performance/mental skills training in addition to general mental health services. You can read more about her clinical work and approach on the CAPS website.
Erin is available Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, and can provide Kinesiology undergraduate and graduate students with short-term virtual counseling (via phone or video) to help address mental health and other personal concerns. The initial appointment involves preliminary paperwork and consultation to determine the best way to meet your needs and identify appropriate resources.
If you are experiencing an urgent concern or crisis, please call the main CAPS line at (734) 764-8312 for 24/7 access to a counselor and more immediate care.
Erin will also be offering occasional outreach and educational programming tailored specifically for Kinesiology students. Be on the lookout for more information about these events, including one on stress and coping skills during a COVID-impacted semester. If your class or organization is interested in requesting an outreach event, you may email Erin or submit a request on the CAPS website.
As a Kinesiology student, you can meet with Erin or with any other CAPS staff. Please review the staff bio page to see if a different counselor might be a better fit for you based on concerns/identity/schedule.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Erin, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BetterYou app is available to all Kinesiology students. BetterYou is a digital coach that helps support your goals across all areas of wellness and spend time on the things that matter most. You set goals that are important to you in the areas of physical, social, educational, and mental wellness, and BetterYou runs in the background, providing gentle nudges and rewards (like Amazon gift cards, etc.) along the way that positively influence behaviors.
To participate, visit register.betteryou.ai and sign up with your umich email.
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): (734) 764-8312
- Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES): (734) 996-4747
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center (SAPAC): (734) 936-3333
- Crisis Text Line: Text “4UMICH” to 741741, to connect to a trained crisis volunteer. You don't need to be in crisis to use this free, 24/7 service for support.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255 or 1 (800) 273-TALK
Other U-M Resources
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): counseling, support groups, and workshops
- Individual Peer Counseling: connect with someone of a similar age and lifestyle, trained by CAPS, who can serve as a resource or simply someone to talk to
- CAPS Stressbusters app
- SilverCloud: online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource
- Togetherall: receive and provide support anonymously through an online peer-to-peer community, supervised 24/7 by licensed mental health practitioners
- U-M Community Provider Database: find an off-campus therapist
University Health Service (UHS)
- Wolverine Wellness: 1:1 and group wellness coaching
- Mindfulness drop-in sessions
- UHS Stress and Mental Health Index: online resources
- UHS specialty clinics: psychiatric services, sleep clinic, and dietician services
- Dean of Students Office: student support and critical incident response
- International Center
- Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
- Office of the Ombuds: campus conflict/dispute support
- Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center (SAPAC)
- Spectrum Center
- Student Life well-being web page
- Trotter Multicultural Center
Rackham Graduate School
- Rackham health and wellness page
- Rackham help and support web page
- Rackham mentoring and advising web page