Western Kentucky University

WKU Health Services : Health Education & Promotion

The WKU Health Education & Promotion Program provides health education and promotional programming to students. Assisting students in making behavioral changes that enhance all dimensions of health and wellness allowing students to be successful at WKU and beyond is the primary goal of the program. Education and awareness is offered through a variety of services and programs. These services and programs are designed to enrich the lives of WKU students. The Health Education and Promotion staff focuses on proactive health education, behavioral change and disease prevention.

The program targets other campus stakeholders/departments, peer health educators, interns and community organizations to partner in providing educational forums, workshops, referrals, individual appointments, training programs, and resource materials to educate students. Topics include but are not limited to: alcohol, stress and time management, sleep management, healthy relationships, sexual health, men's and women's health, cold and flu prevention, cancer, nutrition, exercise, mental health issues, and healthy body image/eating disorders. The program incorporates theory and an evidence based approach including multi-level prevention strategies such as research and data management, advocating for health environmental changes, providing free HIV testing and prevention counseling services, online alcohol and marijuana self-assessments, quit tobacco services, health communication campaigns/publications and more.

Click HERE for a list of our Health Education and Promotion programs.

If you are interested in being a part of this program by working with these issues, gaining experience and mentoring your fellow students on the importance of responsible, healthy lifestyle development and behavior, please visit our TopperWell webpage for more information about becoming a Peer Health Educator. Internships and student practicum's are also available.  You may also contact Lauren Tuttle, Health Educator/TopperWell Advisor at 270-745-5653 or email at:  lauren.tuttle@wku.edu.

For more information, or to schedule a presentation or program, please call Kathryn Steward, Assistant Director of Health Promotion at: 745-5033 or email at: kathryn.steward@wku.edu.

Wellness Resources

The Wellness resources are located in the Health Education Department of Health Services. There are a variety of handouts, pamphlets/brochures, videos, teaching aids and assistance that are available for academic, professional or personal projects on the most common health issues. Call Kathryn Steward, Assistant Director of Health Promotion at: 745-5033 to schedule assistance or stop by and pick up the materials.

WKU Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy & Resources - click HERE for information.

 Last Modified 3/20/14