Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

College Coaching

College Coaching is an individualized, one-on-one College Mental Health Education Program for students currently enrolled in college or interested in returning to college in the future.


Students meet with a College Coach on a semester basis. Coaching meetings run approximately one hour weekly, and communication is regular and highly encouraged between meetings. Coaching is highly mobile and flexible and can be provided remotely for students who do not live in the Boston area.

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Students receive highly intensive support around identifying their strengths and areas of need, learning and practicing critical skills and building resources to promote academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Coaching is:

  • Mobile: meetings held on site, in the community, and virtually
  • Flexible: support available between meetings via text, phone, and email
  • Comprehensive and student-centered: support for academic, wellness, social, and work-related goals

With his/her/their coach, a student might:

  • Explore and develop wellness, health, academic, and social goals and skills
  • Practice self-advocacy and self-disclosure
  • Connect with campus and area supports
  • Complete the college re-entry or transfer process
  • Prepare for tests and practice test-taking strategies
  • Develop and implement time management and organizational strategies
  • Make social connections and navigate social relationships
  • Identify and access providers and rehabilitation-oriented care

The fee for one semester of College Coaching is $2,300. For NITEO alumni, the fee is $2,100. We do not work with insurance companies. Financial assistance, through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, may be available to students and families based on need.

Application Information

Students interested in working regularly with a College Coach are encouraged to visit with the College Mental Health Education Program Directors, Chelsea Cobb, and Paul Cherchia to review the coaching model and discuss personal, educational, and wellness interests and goals. Applicants may also be invited to attend subsequent interviews with other CMHEP staff.

Formal acceptance letters, along with information to submit a deposit to secure the opportunity to work with a coach, are provided to students invited to join the program. Candidates who are not accepted are referred to other resources and programming that might better meet their current needs.

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