For Boston College, academic and athletic excellence are rooted in the school’s culture. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) school is invested in achieving the same strong performance on the playing field as in the classroom. But that is only possible when student-athletes’ physical and mental health are at their peak.
Devoted to developing the healthiest, happiest, and most productive young adults, Boston College sought a partner who could provide the tools and education that student-athletes need to succeed holistically.
Enter WHOOP Unite, the only comprehensive health and wellness solution that transforms the entire team — from athletic leadership to individual players — with personalized insights, coaching, and education.
Finding the right holistic wellness solution
Student-athletes are often considered a high-risk group, reporting higher levels of anxiety and depression than the general college student population. 1
After investing in various mental wellness resources, including counseling apps, Boston College realized they needed a comprehensive solution that prioritized rest and recovery as a means of improving mental and physical performance.
But, like any sport, driving real change is a team effort. Transforming the culture across the university’s athletic department would only be effective if coaches, administrators, and training staff were actively involved in educating and empowering their student-athletes.
How? The university needed a solution that could deliver both individual and team-level analytics on student-athlete biometrics. That way, student-athletes could leverage personal insights about their bodies to better manage their physical and mental stress, while health and performance staff — equipped with a higher level of understanding regarding their teams’ well-being — could make informed decisions to optimize team readiness and performance.