Prioritizing wellness
at Carolina

At Carolina, we want it to be as easy as possible for Tar Heels to make healthy choices.

Through University services, initiatives and resources, find out how you can improve your physical and mental well-being on campus.

Finding physical fitness

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    If you set a goal to be more active at the start of the new year, you might still be figuring out how to keep it up throughout 2024 — and you're not alone. Becky Eacho from Campus Recreation has tips on making a plan, figuring out what sort of exercise is right for you and avoiding feeling overwhelmed.

    Read more about setting and maintaining fitness goals.
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    The best form of exercise is the kind you enjoy and are likely to repeat. If you're looking for ways to work on your fitness beyond going to the gym, there are plenty of options around campus. From going hiking to playing sports and rock climbing, Tar Heels can get a variety of workouts.

    Read more about how you can get moving around campus.
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    A team of Carolina nutrition researchers is figuring out how to improve mobile weight-management apps by making their goals and feedback more personalized — more like advice from a weight-loss coach.

    Read about how University experts are improving weight-management apps.

Making mental health a priority

Campus resources for you

  • Campus Health

    Campus Health provides comprehensive health care to students, postdoctoral researchers and their spouses/partners to support academic and personal success. With a full range of specialty, primary and urgent care services - Campus Health has you covered.

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    Campus Recreation

    Campus Recreation designs and delivers innovative, diverse and inclusive experiences that stimulate well-being, enjoyment and learning for the entire University community. Learn how you can get involved and find an activity that suits you.

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    Campus Health Pharmacy and Student Stores Pharmacy

    Two on-campus pharmacies serve your needs with new prescriptions, refills, vaccines and over-the-counter health items. They also offer an International Travel Clinic for Carolina travelers heading around the world.

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    Student Wellness

    Student Wellness fosters an environment that creates, emphasizes and supports healthy choices and positive decision making regarding health, safety and wellness. This is done by offering services, education and resources that help define what personal wellness looks like for you at Carolina.

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    Healthy Heels

    Healthy Heels is a collaboration that focuses on shifting the culture of campus to support health and wellness. Healthy Heels provides information, events and activities around campus with the goal of creating a campus that makes the healthy choice the easy one.

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    Heels Care Network

    Creating a community of care at Carolina means that we look out for each other. This website is a gateway for mental health and wellness resources for everyone on campus: to find a support group, learn strategies for mental health, connect with trainings and advocacy organizations or find wellness events on campus.