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 enrolled in Get REAL & HEEL and yoga can continue their workouts from home. Please contact Carly Bailey at carly_bailey@med.unc.edu to gain access. Sessions are held over Zoom video.

Get REAL & HEEL

  • Monday 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. with DJ
  • Monday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with Jean
  • Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with Jean
  • Wednesday 3:30pm- 4:30pm with Juan
  • Thursday  8:30-9:30 a.m. with DJ

Yoga

  • Monday 10am – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 10am-11:30am
  • Wednesday 2pm – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday 10 – 11:30 a.m.

HealthScore

Conducting Care, Coaching to Better Health

Woman walking outside

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.


Get REAL and HEEL logo

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.


Cancer Transitions

Moving Forward After Treatment

People using exercise bands during the Cancer Transitions workshop.

Cancer Transitions is a free program to help cancer survivors and their caregivers move from active treatment to post-treatment care. Topics include: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Get Back to Wellness, Medical Care, and Emotional Health.

The Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) also partners with locations across the state to offer Cancer Transitions. Find a Cancer Transitions workshop near you.

To register, please call (984) 974-8100 or register online (Chapel Hill location only).

Cancer Transitions website

Yoga

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

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 and Physical Activity Program Coordinator