Health at SMU

Health Coaching at SMU

Paige Shouse

Paige Shouse, our Baylor Health Coach, will provide on-campus health coaching services most Wednesdays from September 18, 2013 to June 25th, 2014. 

Paige will be primarily located in the HR suite, room 200 of Expressway Tower, but will often make appointments to meet on main campus or consult over the phone as well.

Paige’s background includes 5 years as a corporate health coach, a bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition, as well as being certified as a Health/Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and as a Wellness Program Coordinator through the National Wellness Institute.


According to Paige, “Health is something that we all can take for granted.  I believe that one reason so many people suffer from preventable health conditions (cancer, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.) is that we don’t feel the need to take care of our own health until a problem arises.  Whether we notice it or not, all of us are quietly aging, and we know that as we age, disease becomes more and more prevalent.  Preventive health and wellness works to combat that issue by teaching us how to take care of ourselves well enough NOW to prevent health problems from developing.  To me, that is what true wellness is….appreciating your health and your body enough to take care of it before it ‘needs’ you to act.”

As our health coach, Paige will help SMU staff/faculty achieve their wellness goals by providing coaching and support in-person, by phone, or by email. Some of Paige's activities on campus will include:

  • Assisting Wellpower participants in creating their personal challenges
  • Facilitating lunchtime seminars or webinars during the year
  • Managing the Weigh-In/Out challenge, ensuring your private health information is kept confidential
  • Helping Wellpower promote a culture of wellness throughout SMU
  • Providing on-going health coaching in-person, on the phone, or via email

    To set up an appointment with Paige or to discuss a personal challenge, email and ask to be put in contact with her.  Paige will reach out to you via email to arrange for consultation. Because Paige is only onsite one day per week, only a limited number of participants will be accepted for ongoing health coaching during each reward period.

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