What is the HELPS TLC? HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.
The next participant group starts Sept. 23, and the program runs for 3 months.
What will I receive?
Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up. Entry physical activity levels are evaluated with exercise testing and computerized accelerometers. This information is used to determine and define the amount of physical activity you need to foster a healthy and active lifestyle.
Entry dietary intake is assessed through computer analyzed food records. Specific calorie, nutrient and food group changes are identified.
Supervised exercise sessions at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility. Located close to campus next to BB&T Field in the Health & Exercise Science Clinical Research Center.
Weekly small group sessions, held on campus in Worrell Professional Center. These group sessions meet weekly in Worrell 1162 on Mondays 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Sept. 2019) and teach behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating. Cognitive (what and how much?) teaching is combined with psychological approaches to take the participant beyond the limits of “will power.” Personal journals are used as a basis for program development, strategy monitoring and evaluation.
HELPS TLC Cost?
The cost will be covered by Wake Forest University.
Who do I contact for more information?
Nikoleté Hurrinus, Program Coordinator, HELPS
HELPS TLC Staff:
Jeff Katula, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science, Health Psychologist and Executive Director, Healthy Exercise & Lifestyle Programs (HELPS)
Erika Janssen, MS, Program Director, HELPS
Christie Hunter, RD, LLC, Registered Dietician