Health4U is focused on helping the MSU community explore the fundamentals of a health-promoting lifestyle. We provide access to high quality, evidence informed, and culturally conscious health education and support.

We offer health and wellness courses, coaching services and departmental services. On our website you will also find articles, resources, and recipes published by Health4U staff.   


Our classes have resumed and will primarily be offered via Zoom. Please check for the most up-to-date class information at:

Food & Nutrition Counseling Appointments

Food & Nutrition Counseling appointments continue to be available by telehealth videoconferencing, which is an encrypted platform that is completely confidential and HIPAA compliant. You’ll need the Zoom platform downloaded to your devices in order to participate in Telehealth videoconferencing. For information regarding Zoom, please visit If you need assistance with setting up a Zoom account, please contact the MSU IT Service Desk at 517-432-6200. Appointments are also now available in-person. 

For an appointment to meet with our Health4U Nutritionist, please contact us by:

  • Calling 517-353-2596, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Emailing us at health4u@msu.eduYou are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with.
  • The office is located in Room 118 Linton Hall at 479 West Circle Drive. Parking is available in the Grand River Parking Ramp across the street from Linton Hall.

Who Is Eligible?

MSU community members eligible for Health4U services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees, and spouses/partners of members in these groups.

View our Health4U Events Calendar to see what classes are being offered!

Upcoming Classes

MSU Grief and Loss Support Group 2023-2024

Zoom4:00 PM - 5:30 PMTuesday FreeRegister for this class

A weekly on-line support session for people grieving the loss of a friend, loved one, co-worker, or family member.

Rest with Music 2023-2024 Season

Rest with Music 2023-2024 Season

Abrams Planetarium12:00 PM - 12:50 PMMondaysFreeRegister for this class
  • October 6 (Friday) Hiroya Tsukamoto
  • October 16 Phoebe Holmes
  • November 20 Jessica Dominic
  • January 22 Monte Pride
  • February 19 Justin Hatt
  • March 18 Ricky Nalett
  • April 15 Dangling Participles
  • May 20 Taylor Taylor
  • June 17 Samuel Nalangira
  • July 15 Denning & Johnson

Music is powerful. It can heal. It can calm. It can change our mood. It can regenerate our body, mind and spirit

The Healing Power of Guided Imagery

Abrams Planetarium12:00 PM - 1:00 PMMondays FreeRegister for this class
  • January 8th,
  • February 5th,
  • March 4th,
  • April 1st,
  • May 6th,
  • June 3rd.

Guided imagery is a form of directed day-dreaming that relaxes the mind and engages the senses in the physical and emotional healing process.

Chair Yoga Spring

Zoom 11:15 AM - 11:45 AMTuesdays FreeRegister for this class
  • January 9,16,23,30
  • February 6,13,20,27
  • March 12,19,26, No class on March 5th
  • April 2,9,16,23,30

Chair yoga adapts some of the traditional poses of yoga to be done while seated or while standing and using the chair for support.

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Recent Articles

Stress Reduction

Join University Health and Wellbeing for live music and connection: April 25, 26, & 28

Enjoy a respite on MSU's campus in three beautiful locations. Bring your lunch and enjoy the sounds of live music from local artists. Events will be open from 11:30am - 1 pm.

Move @ Work

Work a Desk Job? Watch Your Back: How to avoid pain and set yourself up for success

If you spend lots of time sitting at work, take steps to protect yourself from pain and discomfort with these practical tips

Eating for well-being

The weight is over: How to leave office ‘weight talk’ in the past

Return to the office with simple strategies to resist weight and body image concerns.


In March 2020, as life started shutting down around us, I knew that my professional limits were about to be tested unlike anything previously.

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Featured recipes

Recipe For Health

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crisp

Combine tart rhubarb with sweet strawberries, add a streusel topping, and bake until bubbly. Dessert doesn’t get easier—or more classic—than this. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You’re sure to get rave reviews!

Recipe For Health

Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Roasting amps up the flavor in everything including pecans. Chef Kurt's attention to detail takes a traditional chocolate chip cookie to another level of yum!

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Food and Nutrition Counseling Services

Food and Nutrition Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for food and nutrition counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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