Professional bio – Dr. Olpin

Dr. Olpin’s Professional Bio

Dr. Michael Olpin is a professor of health promotion at Weber State University and is director of the WSU Stress Relief Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Education from SIU, and his Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Health Promotion and Psychology from BYU.


He has taught at six institutions of higher education including Southern Illinois University, Concord University, West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and BYU. He has been teaching at Weber State for 18 years. Among others, the classes he teaches include the topics of high-level health, wellness, mental & emotional wellness, stress management, and wellness coaching.

Mike has presented many classes, seminars, and workshops on stress management and wellness at the national, regional, and community level. Dr. Olpin’s teaching includes many areas of health and wellness but his primary focus remains on stress management, mind/body health, peak performance, mental and emotional wellness, and wellness coaching. He has presented papers and spoken at many conferences, workshops, and seminars around the country. In addition to these speaking engagements, he also consults with companies and businesses, sports teams and athletes, individuals, and other community groups.

Mike recently finished the fifth edition of a textbook he co-authored on stress management titled Stress Management for Life: A research-based experiential approach. This text is being used by colleges and universities around the country and Canada.

Mike has published two additional books on stress management: The World is NOT a Stressful Place: Stress relief for everyone. His most recent best-selling book is titled, “Unwind: 7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life” that was co-authored with Sam Bracken of the Franklin-Covey Corporation

Most recently, based on his online academic course and 30 years studying, teaching, and coaching people,  he created online training to help people everywhere manage their stress. Mike’s professional website — focuses specifically on Stress Management and Wellness for individuals and groups of all kinds. His site includes training and instruction to help people more effectively manage their stress.

Best of all, Mike has been happily married for 31 years and enjoys 4 amazing kids and two grandchildren.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Shanyn and their four children. He loves playing with his kids, and coaching them in various sports. In his free time you will find him biking and trail running in the beautiful mountains of northern Utah, where they currently reside.



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