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Health Coaching and Physical Activity

The Health Coaching and Physical Activity programs within the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) are designed to improve how cancer patients and survivors feel and function.

The CCSP offers many ways for patients and survivors to include physical activity in their daily life.

Our programs connect patients and survivors with staff who can meet physical, emotional, nutritional, social, and other needs along the cancer journey.

Coaching and physical activity programs are paired with remote technology, such as sensors and electronic surveys, so patients and survivors can provide information about how they are feeling and functioning from wherever they might live.

Exercise and physical activity are safe and helpful for most patients and survivors and can lessen fatigue, manage symptoms, improve wellness, and focus on quality of life.

Remote Exercise Instruction

Patients and survivors can workout from home with our Get Real and Heel and Yoga programs. Please contact Carly Bailey at to gain access. Sessions are held over Zoom video.


Conducting Care, Coaching to Better Health

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HealthScore is the main health coaching program offered by the CCSP. The goal of HealthScore is to help patients and survivors thrive by working with them where they live to focus on function, access to resources, and overall wellness.

HealthScore achieves success if patients and survivors maintain physical function, have their unmet needs addressed, and are empowered and educated to become the major decision-makers in their care and survivorship. HealthScore is home-based, personal health coaching that includes physical, emotional, nutrition, social, and other supportive care. Health coaches help participants set wellness goals and address barriers to these goals. Special attention is given to using exercise and physical activity to improve quality of life and symptoms.

For more information please call (919) 445-4255 or email

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Get Real & Heel

Get Real & Heel is a free in-person exercise and wellness program for cancer survivors of all types.

The program meets three times per week for 16 weeks. Get Real & Heel is located at the Outdoor Education Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

For questions, please call (919) 445-4255.

Get Real & Heel website

Digital Medicine Research Programs

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are learning about ways to improve how cancer patients and survivors feel and function through the use of activity sensors and other technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about digital medicine studies through the CCSP, please call (919) 445-4255.

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A wellness community for people affected by cancer

Stronger Together is a monthly support group to discuss how cancer and its treatment has affected your health and well-being.

Any person who has received a cancer diagnosis is welcome to join us.

The group meets every third Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 8 p.m. both in-person and virtually over Zoom. Our in-person meeting location is at the Get Real and Heel facility (free parking available).

If you are interested in learning more about the Stronger Together Support Group through the CCSP, please call (919) 445-4255.

Cancer survivors with family membersFinding Wellness After Cancer

Cancer Transitions is now Finding Wellness After Cancer

Finding Wellness After Cancer is a free wellness workshop for adult cancer survivors and their caregivers after treatment.

At the session, learn from experts about how to move forward and positively impact your life.

Finding Wellness After Cancer website


Yoga reduces stress, improves, insomnia, decreases fatigue and eases the side effects of cancer treatment.

Join us for a slow-paced, deeply relaxing class for all people touched by cancer and their caregivers.

Please call either (984) 974-8100 or (919) 966-9519 for more information.

Integrative Medicine – Yoga website

More Exercise Programs

LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program

UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont offers a 10-week exercise program for cancer survivors who have been treated within the last year. For more information, please call (919) 966-5500.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with nine other survivors in a small group setting. Please contact your local YMCA for more information.

For more information about these services and other classes and presentations offered by the CCSP, view the Cancer Support Calendar.

Health Coaching Team