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Wellness U

A Mental Wellness Platform for Students, Athletes & Coaches

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The Wellness U Difference

  • Measures and optimizes team well-being
  • Analytics to improve culture and increase retention
  • Easy onboarding & integration
  • Aligns organizational objectives
  • Proactively identifies and resolves issues
  • Hundreds of evidence-based resources
  • Aids in recruitment
  • We don't request personal information, assuring anonymity
  • Measure pre-determined outcomes for improved ROI

Let's Start your JOURNEY

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Wellness U enhances team and individual outcomes for students and student-athletes through personalized mental health and life skills education.

Our anonymized group insights for educators and coaches improve organizational culture and create a supportive environment. Our goal is to empower students and student-athletes to thrive on and off the field.

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NCAA Transformation Committee Report Priority - dated 1/2023

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The rising demand for mental health services is outpacing capacity at counseling centers nationwide, creating a mental health emergency. As demand for services increases, leaders understand that with a limited supply of therapists, we cannot hire our way out of this crisis.



61% of women and 40% of men athletes reported mental health as their main reason for transferring.

Our Solutions

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Crisis lines, campus, and community resources

24/7/365 access to personalized mental wellness resources & support topics

Develop life skills with and topics ranging from NIL, financial literacy, DEI&B, to finding support

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Breath work, Mindfulness & meditation

Diverse student and athlete-specific telehealth, health coaching

Happy Students

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Solutions for Coaches, Admins, Trainers & Counselors

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Coach's Corner is a valuable in-app resource that supports coaches in developing their student-athlete's mental wellness.

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Analytics to proactively identify and resolve issues and drive desired outcomes.

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Easy onboarding and integration into pre-existing campus services.

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Reporting that can directly increase retention and aid in recruitment.

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  • Measuring anonymous aggregate well-being and support areas

Estimated annual economic benefits for the Wellness U program:

  • 7: Number of students retained due to the program (based on 20% retention from 500 students accessing the program. On avg, 13% transfer, and ~ 50% of those are due to mental health-related issues).

  • $175,000: Added tuition revenue for your institution from retained students (est. tuition $25,000/yr).

  • Millions of dollars: Added lifetime earnings for retained students (increased societal productivity est. $50,000 annual income).

  • $10,500: The estimated Wellness U program (cost includes charitable funding for implementing the program and 500 students accessing the program).

Investing time and resources in student mental health can result in academic and economic benefits for an institution and society.


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40 Minutes

Student athletes are spending on avg. 40 minutes weekly improving their self care, resilience & habits.*

1000's of users

The Wellness U program is in Colleges, Universities, and High Schools across the country.

Tested Methods

Developed by Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D., LISW at The Ohio State University, testing found that using the assessment and resources led to a decrease in emotional exhaustion.

*Based on 14 teams utilizing the Wellness U platform's talking points each week

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Offering a connection to third party licensed therapist based on student preferences, 24/7/365 crisis connection & wellness resources

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Easy integration into pre-existing campus wellness services.

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Support diverse needs

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"For [our students and student-athletes] to be able to use those resources and have something to fall back on when they needed it, whether we're going through a good stretch or a bad stretch, was something that really helped us out."

"I really appreciate this. Great idea to add the video review the first time [we] see the numbers [on the reports]. Really helpful. I am happy with our numbers.

"I showed my Management Team this afternoon. We are floating some ideas about benefits and how we can better support Work/Life Balance. I'm going to show it to a couple of the regional/division supervisors... Its working for us, it’ll work for them."

"I just got done with the women's basketball team meeting. It was very well received! I'm pretty sure that we at least had 100% of the team load it, but wireless and Internet were sketchy in the room that we were in, so I encourage them to finish their assessment later. Some were doing it when I just left. One girl said, 'Remember when I told you yesterday that I was going to need therapy? Well, here's my therapy!' From GVU Student Success Coordinator) "Makes my heart smile!"

"...I'm proud of our University for bringing Wellness U to campus...This app gives us an opportunity to find self-help anonymously and comfortably...

Wellness U has given me an outlet and a safe place where I can find self-motivation when I am having tough days. It gives me the capability to remind myself of my self-worth and purpose that I have in this world...I believe that Wellness U will help myself and others students build a foundation of bettering their mental health and finding ground to seek additional help in the future."

-GVU Male Student-Athlete

21-year-old college student-athlete:

"Action kills and breaks down my anxiety. The more I can stack productive, active, and meaningful off-season days together, the lessening of anxiety at night and throughout the day is huge for me...Execution & action are my drugs of choice." CD

16-year-old high school student-athlete:

"Wellness U is like a workout plan or going to the gym. Once I moved beyond immediate gratification to "just feel better" and embraced delayed gratification, "this is a process," my whole outlook on daily action changed. I work on myself every day, and no one even knows the skills I am learning on my own. Yeh, I have become more resilient, and I am also a better teammate and friend." JL

19-year-old college student-athlete:

"Most of my problems start in my thoughts... it's like 99% of my problems are all up there, and I self-talk myself into believing them. My affirmations allow me to get to the 1% of reality and solution focus. When I habit form around being solution-oriented, I confidently move forward daily. Not every day is perfect, but I know how to stack reality against negative self-talk…." AMD

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Understanding Wellness U

  • Grounded in a compassionate and evidence-based approach to mental health, we recognize that today's youth face unique challenges that can often lead to stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues—developed by athletes, coaches, and a world leader in behavioral health, Ken Yeager, Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
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  • What does it cost?
  • How easy is it to implement?
  • How long till I can see the reports after implementation?

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Motivation, meditation, and community

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Key Team Members

Empowering Student-Athletes: Promoting Mental Health and Cultivating Positive Culture

Morgan Koth, FMCHS, Co-Founder & CEO


Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D., LISW, Co-Founder, and Ohio State University Professor & Clinical Director, STAR program


Coach Bill Dean

Business Development and On-boarding specialist


June Archer, Advisor


Key Partners

No one can become their best self without a healthy, supportive culture around them.

Forward-thinking builders of young men & women are needed now more than ever.

It is time to build a resilient, thriving human!

Let's do this together!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Wellness U app tracking about me?

The Wellness U app is 100% confidential, and we do not sell any anonymous data. The app does not track location or IP address nor ask for emails, telephone numbers, birthdates, or names. No personal information/assessment answers are traceable back to any user. Codes given by an organization can not be associated with a real person. The app stores assessment scores and content to access timestamps against an anonymous user ID and knows the history of the anonymous user ID but can not associate any data with a real person. For more information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

Do I have to log on with a code if I am part of an organization, and if I use the code, is it still anonymous?

Users log in confidentially, even with a code provided to them by an organization. The code is used to utilize specific help resources within the Wellness U app and help understand the culture within a community.

Is there a cost for the Wellness U app?

There is no cost to an individual. It is free to download from the Apple app store and Google Play store. The organization has taken on the cost of the wellness platform.

Has the methodology in the Wellness U app been researched?

Clinically tested methods and backed by research from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D., L.I.S.W. developed the methods used in the app. The research and testing found that the Wellness U training method for vicarious trauma decreased burnout measures sustained for several months. The Wellness U app uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy techniques. These approaches help to address common effects of exposure to trauma; these include but are not limited to hyper-vigilance avoidance, trust, control, and intimacy (sharing and processing exposure to a trauma with others). As the stress responses progress, individuals become at greater risk of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, sleep disturbance, and unexplained anger, to name a few. The app provides an effective way to understand how to manage your response to stress and anxiety.

Is my fitness data in Optimum U tied to the Wellness U app?

No. The two apps are entirely different and completely separate. The Optimum U Health Coaching app is provided to help those looking to increase their physical and mental health. We believe the two go together. - it is hard to be healthy in one without the other.

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