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Body U is a self-guided educational program with tools designed to help you stay fit and healthy, manage stress and anxiety, and improve your relationship with food and exercise. Body U is based on over 30 years of research and has been used by thousands of college students across the nation to improve their well-being.

Campus liaison: Erin Vasconcelles, Ph.D. Phone 314-516-5711 Email: vasconcellese@umsl.edu

How do I access Body U?

Start here! Our online survey is programmed to understand each person’s behaviors and self-image. Based on these results, our program assigns each user to a custom-tailored online or mobile program that fits their unique needs if applicable. Once enrolled, Body U members can access their program via web or mobile app. Programs cover concepts of general fitness, healthy eating habits, coping skills, anxiety- and depression- reduction techniques, and how to more positively evaluate your self-image. With programs tailored to your unique needs, everyone can benefit from Body U!

 

Here is what students are saying about Body U:
 
“This program (Body U) helped me see a side of me I have not seen in a long time. I saw myself as beautiful. I learned that I am not the only one going through what I am going through, and that there are people willing to help.”
 
“I liked that the program was self-paced, and very positive. During the program, I learned to do more self-reflection, to be kinder to myself, and about mindfulness.”

 
 “I really liked the content of the program, especially learning tips to change my thinking about food and exercise, and about comparing myself to other people.”

Additional Resources:

Body U offers self-help and guided self-help programs and does not provide an official diagnosis of an eating disorder or any other mental health disorder. Programs are not meant to be a replacement for in-person therapy.


Contact Counseling Services to set up an intake appointment for a free consultation. Stop by 131 MSC, call (314) 516-5711, or submit an online request at https://health.umsl.edu.


If you have an emergency, you should call 911.


If you would like more information or have any questions, you can contact your campus liaison, Erin Vasconcelles. 

Body U is committed to respecting the privacy and confidentiality of all the information you provide to us. By participating in the psychoeducational programs provided by Body U, you accept that such personal data will be gathered and stored in our databases. We will maintain appropriate safeguards to protect the security, integrity, and privacy of your personal data. We will not share any personally identifiable health information with anyone outside of Body U, their agents and vendors (including Minddistrict), and the IT personnel that maintain the data, unless you agree to such disclosures in writing. De-identified data may be used as the basis of research.