Peer Health Education
The Peer Health Education Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of KSU students and the campus community through peer education. The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are student volunteers who are trained and certified to give health presentations on the following topics:
- Alcohol Awareness
- Sexual Health
- Stress Management
The program also provides a variety of health-related outreach programs and activities for KSU students.
Who are the Peer Health OWLs?
The Peer Health Outreach & Wellness Leaders (OWLs) make up KSU's Peer Health Education Program. It is a student-based group that focuses on improving the health and well-being of KSU students through peer health education. The Peer Health OWL program is limited to 15 students, and students are selected through a group interview process.
What is a Peer Health OWL?
A Peer Health Outreach and Wellness Leader (OWL) is a student who is trained and certified in developing, implementing, and evaluating health education programs for his/her peers.
The Peer Health OWLs provide FUN interactive programs for students in classroom settings, fraternities, sororities, on-campus housing, and for student groups/organizations as well as health promotion campaigns on campus.
Why would you want to be a Peer Health OWL?
Becoming a Peer Health OWL provides you with opportunities to:
- Understand the basics of prevention regardless of the health issue
- Enhance leadership skills and become a campus leader
- Increase awareness of personal wellness
- Conduct educational programs and events
- Attend peer health education conferences
- Meet like-minded students with a passion for a healthier campus
- Receive national certification from BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
How do you get involved?
Students interested in becoming a member of the Peer Health OWLs are encouraged to take PHE 2900 Peer Health Education. Through this class students will become nationally certified as peer health educators through The BACCHUS Network. Students will also work to develop programs, enhance presentation skills, and learn what it means to be a peer health educator.