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UPlan Health Coaching Lifestyle Management

The Health Coach can help motivate and encourage eligible UPlan members to better health. Your Health Coach provides unbiased up-to-date health information to assist you with the development of a personalized wellness plan to effectively change behavior.

The Health Coach will assess your interests and needs, share the program options and resources available, and help you set realistic goals. The primary focus is to coach and guide you through healthy living choices.

UPlan Nutrition Health Coaching

The Nutritionist Health Coach is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The Nutritionist Health Coach can assess your current diet and work with you to develop a personalized approach to eating healthfully. The Nutritionist Health Coach can also evaluate your biometric screening results and educate you on ways to improve your weight, cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure through diet.

The Health Coaches can:

  • Guide you through your wellness program choices
  • Assist you with goal setting, encouragement, and ongoing education and resources
  • Assist you in developing an action plan to overcome lifestyle barriers


Appointments are required. Call 218-726-6753 or email if you are interested in health coaching.

You may also make an appointment online:

Lifestyle Health Coaching appointment page:

Food Coaching appointment page:

What's Next

After completing the UPlan Wellness Assessment, University employees and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners (if covered by the UPlan Medical Program) can each earn Wellness Points by completing Health Coaching as required.


  • Rachel Gilbertson , Lifestyle Health Coach, 236 Engineering Building

  • Jean Rodvold, Nutritionist Health Coach, 234 Engineering Building

Reserved guest parking is available near the Kirby Student Center.

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Client Information Form

Office Hours


Health Coaching
(Rachel - Lifestyle Management)

Health Coaching
(Jean - Nutrition)*

Monday 7:30am-5:00pm 8:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm 9:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm 9:30am-1:00pm
Friday 7:30am-5:00pm 8:00am-4:30pm

*Contact the Nutrition Health Coach for arrangement if you need an appointment at a different time

Resources (wellness, nutrition, exercise and more)

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