Supporting Student Wellness

Health & Wellness


Keeping our student community healthy and safe on every level is a top priority for the university.

College is a time for change, exploration and growth. Our health and wellness programs are here to enhance the wellbeing of students by empowering you to make informed, healthy lifestyle choices, become more resilient and help you reach your full potential as a successful member of the campus community.

We follow a wellness-based model and provide services to support the bodies, minds and emotional well-being of students. As a student, you are eligible to use health, counseling and disability services at no additional cost.

Health Services


The Student Health Center, located in the Cornerstone House in Hickory, provides services to help you reach optimum wellness. A registered nurse practitioner is available Monday through Friday for consultation to promote healthy lifestyle choices and evaluation of illnesses or injury. Services through the Student Health Center are available to all students.

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Counseling Services


A range of counseling services are offered to undergraduate and graduate students, including individual and couples counseling, crisis intervention and external referrals. Face-to-face counseling services are available on the Hickory campus and teletherapy is available to students in Asheville and Columbia. Counseling is confidential and free to all enrolled students.

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Disability Services


Disability Services is dedicated to providing students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in university programs, courses and activities through reasonable accommodations and services. Our office is here to support students, staff and faculty with accommodation requests, implementation, guidance and general information.

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