Health and Wellness

Empire State College Offers a Health and Wellness Initiative- Free for All Students 

Your good health is critical to your academic success. Research has shown that adult students leave college for a variety of reasons, but one of the most significant is for personal and family health issues.

Our program is designed to address the needs of adults as they manage their physical, mental and emotional health during their time at the college.  Our services include:

  • Student Health 101- A health and wellness e-magazine geared towards meeting the needs of today's Empire State College students
  • Student Wellness Assistance Program- A totally FREE service offered to all Empire State College students. Includes resources such as: telecounceling, articles, interactive self-assessments, financial assitance, and more 
  • Talk One-2-One, a 24/7 telephone counseling service providing both telecounceling and legal/financial assistance
  • supplemental benefits- specifically for higher education
  • health insurance options- connections to the Offical Health Plan Marketplace
  • health and wellness programming- paid for by your student health fee, request a program today or check out what is currently going on!


For questions regarding the health and wellness initiative, feel free to call the Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative, Brandon Aldous, at 518-587-2100, ext.  2703.

New Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative

The Office of Collegwide Student Affairs would like to introduce you to Brandon Aldous, our new Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative here at SUNY Emprie State College. Brandon will be the point person for over 65 local and state events focused directly on health and wellness. Brandon will be charged with planning and executing the Annual Student Wellness Retreat. Brandon brings with him past higher education experience, serving most recently in the Student Affairs division at SUNY Cobleskill. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Agricultural Business Management from SUNY Cobleskill as well. Brandon has extensive experience in event planning, student relations, and policy development. 

"We are excited to bring Brandon into our office," said Director of Collegewide Student Affairs, Pat Myers; "He brings an enthusiastic and contagious energy to those around him!" 

Any questions, comments, or concerns about our Health and Wellness Initiatives here at Empire State College can be directed to Brandon via email or phone 518-587-2100 ext. 2703. Please reach out to Brandon with program ideas, retreat suggestions, and with any questions you have about health and wellness! 


Health and Wellness Program Request

Are you interested in having a Health and Wellness Event hosted near you? Request it! Just visit our online Program Request Form and request your program today! If you have a question about the possibility of a program, or want to have a more in depth conversation, feel free to reach out to the Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative, Brandon Aldous, at or 518-587-2100 ext. 2703. 

Upcoming Events around New York

Please contact the Coordinator for the Health and Wellness Initiative, Brandon Aldous, for questions regarding upcoming programs, or to request a program at your regional center!

All events are FREE for SUNY Empire State College Students. 






 Yoga  Nanuet

150 E. Route 59

Nanuet, NY 10954

 June 22, 2017  12pm-4pm
Chair Massages Hartsdale

210 North Central Avenue

Hartsdale, NY 10530

June 29, 2017 12pm-2pm

It takes student input to make programs happen! Please utilize the Online Program Request Form so that we can fill up the calendar of events with awesome Health and Wellness Events all over the state! 


We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s Student Services is a partner in your successful college experience.

518-587-2100, ext. 2201