Health, Wellness and Recreation

At Simmons, you aren't just a number, you're a valuable part of the Simmons community. We know that Simmons students thrive when they're healthy, and it's our goal to support your well-being.

Simmons Health, Wellness and Recreation Programs are part of the Division of Student Life. They are designed to promote the well-being of Simmons students in support of their academic success. Health, Wellness, and Recreation specializes in offering health promotion events, prevention programs, educational materials and resources.

Working in close collaboration with student support services like the Health Center, On-Campus Nutritionist, Violence Prevention and Education, Counseling Services, Athletics, and Spiritual Life, we have your health and wellness needs covered. 

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Additional Health and Wellness Resources

We've compiled a list of outside resources based on important health topics. You can also contact our many on-campus resources for your health and wellness needs:

Health Center

The Health Center, located on the Simmons Residence Campus, offers routine and urgent appointments, as well as after-hours health care to Simmons undergraduate and graduate students. Services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day during the academic year either at the Center, or when the Center is closed, by telephone contact with the provider on call.

Visit the Health Center site

Violence Prevention and Education

The Simmons University Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach Program works to educate and spread awareness around forms of gender-based violence (e.g. sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking etc.), to prevent the occurrence of violence on our campus or impacting our community, familiarizing community members with Simmons policy and protocol to address and respond to these issues if they arise, and to support and advocate for student survivors of violence.

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Counseling Center

The Simmons Counseling Center, located on the third floor of the Palace Road Building (P305), provides confidential mental health services, including evaluations, referrals to outpatient providers, short and longer-term counseling, and wellness programming for undergraduate and graduate students. Counseling can help address a range of life challenges and difficulties. To make an appointment to speak with one of our counselors, please stop by our office between 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday.

Find out more on the Counseling Center site

Disability Services

The Simmons community is committed to supporting all our students—including those with disabilities—by providing support and accommodations ranging from accessible housing to academic support to services advising. The Disability Services office is here to help you thrive while you're here at Simmons.

Visit the Disability Services website

On-Campus Nutritionist

Simmons students are eligible for free Nutrition Counseling & Education provided by Registered Dietitian, Liz Fayram. Individual counseling is offered in the areas of: Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Eating Issues and Concerns, Meal Planning, Nutrition for Special Conditions and Styles of Eating, Personalized Eating Plan, Athletics and Nutrition, Understanding Nutrition. The first appointment includes an intake about past and current food habits, medical history and a discussion of personal nutrition goals. Each subsequent session is tailored to the student's needs, as Liz believes that collaboration with her clients is essential. Schedule an appointment: Appointments are available every Wednesday from 12:00 - 5:30pm and every Thursday from 10:30 - 5pm. Appointments can be made over the phone at 617-521-1002 or in person at the health center on the residence campus.

Liz Fayram

Registered Dietician, Simmons College

Liz knew she wanted to be a dietitian/nutritionist from a young age. She loves cooking, trying new foods, staying physically active, and traveling. Liz studied at Bastyr University in Seattle and completed her internship in a community health center prior to moving to Boston. Liz's passion and focus are in treating eating disorders/disordered eating, body image issues, and sports nutrition. She also enjoys helping students with food allergies, general nutrition issues, and maintaining a healthy weight.