Health and Wellness


Counseling services

Counseling Services offers short-term individual, couples and group counseling for a diverse student population. 

Counselors help students identify challenges and make changes to manage the emotional and social difficulties that might complicate college life:

  • Adjusting to college life
  • Body image or eating disorders
  • Feeling down or depressed
  • Grief or loss
  • Relationship or family conflicts
  • Sexual identity questions
  • Social and peer pressure
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Office of Health Promotion and education

The mission of the Office of Health Promotion and Education is to promote optimal health, strengthen community and enhance learning by addressing critical health needs of the Western Michigan University community. We offer a range of programs that cover health and wellness topics to supplement a student's college education. 


The Sindecuse Health Center is dedicated to providing a variety of high quality professional health services to the Western Michigan University community. Acting as a resource for health promotion and education services, the professional and compassionate health care staff offer a full range of services that include:

  • Clinic and nursing services
  • Full service pharmacy
  • Lab and radiology
  • Sports medicine and physical therapy


The Student Recreation Center offers quality facilities and fitness programs for students and staff. The University Recreation office promotes healthy lifestyle choices, team building, leadership skills and opportunities for positive social interaction. Options include:

  • Club Sports
  • Fitness programs
  • Intramural sports
  • Open recreation