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.
We’re excited to announce that the BetterYou app is now 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.
School CAPS Counselor
Erin Albert is the newly 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. You can read more about her clinical work and approach on the CAPS website at caps.umich.edu/profile/erin-albert-phd-cmpc.
Erin is available Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, 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 an upcoming outreach event next month regarding 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 at caps.umich.edu/article/workshop-request.
If you’re interested in longer-term therapy, CAPS has information on their website about finding a provider in the community at caps.umich.edu/article/finding-your-community-provider-database-included. They also have resources if you’d prefer self-help at this time: caps.umich.edu/article/silvercloud-interactive-mental-health-resource.
As a Kinesiology student, you can meet with Erin or with any other CAPS staff. Please review the staff bio page (caps.umich.edu/article/meet-our-staff) 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 email@example.com.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- SilverCloud (online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource)
- 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.
- CAPS Stressbusters app
- CAPS support groups, lunch series, & workshops