The Peer Health Education Program

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.

peere owls health group

Get Involved

  • 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.

  • 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 NASPA
  • Students interested in becoming a member of the Peer Health OWLs should submit their application along with their resume and cover letter on Owl Life using the link below. Please email for more information.

Meet the Peer Health OWLs

  • chloe asante

    Student Assistant
    (470) 578-6394
    RC 1200

    Major: Chemistry

    Why did you become a Peer Health Educator?I became a peer health educator because I am passionate about empowering my fellow peers with knowledge to deal with their overall health and well-being.

    How do you promote your own health? I keep a journal specifically for when I feel anxious or overwhelmed. Reading about the problems I thought I would never get through from the past couple of years gives me both the perspective and courage to keep moving forward.

    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students? One thing that helps me de-stress is spending time on my hobbies at least once a month.

  • natalie gumbs

    Student Assistant
    (470) 578-6394
    RC 1200

    Major: Exercise Science

    Why did you become a Peer Health Educator? I became a PHE because I loved how hands on the outreach and programming was. It can be a little less intimidating for students to talk about the topics we cover when it’s with a fellow student, and it makes me happy to know that I’m able to be of service to the campus in that way. I also love that we have the ability to be creative and implement programs and events that we think are important.

    How do you promote your own health?
    To promote my own health, I love working out and finding new ways that I can make my favorite foods a little healthier. I also make sure that I take time to myself to do things that I enjoy or to go out with friends, because it’s so easy to get caught up in school, work, and other responsibilities.

    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students? 
    Your emotional well-being should never go on the back burner. Make sure you take time for your interests and doing things you love, even if it’s only for a few minutes a day. KSU has so many resources available as well , so take advantage and keep your overall well-being a top priority. 

  • kristen onuzulike

    College Work/Study
    (470) 578-6394
    RC 1200

    Major: Biology  

    Why did you become a Peer Health Educator? I became a Peer Health Educator because I enjoy communicating with others, and I like to spread awareness to my peers. Promoting health and well-being is very important and to know I can educate my peers is a great opportunity. I also, love getting involved in community.  

    How do you promote your own health?
    I achieve a healthy diet and regular physical activity, even if that just means taking a walk outside. I like to meditate especially before or after a busy day, relaxing my mind and body. I also try and spend some free time doing my favorite hobbies and hanging out with friends.  
    Checking in on others and even yourself is important. Sometimes we do not acknowledge each other presence, because we’re caught up sometimes. Even a “How are you today” to those around you is a simple and good gesture. When checking in on yourself, sitting down and really being in tune with yourself to see how you are.    

  • katherine alva

    College Work/Study
    (470) 578-6394
    RC 1200

    Major: Public Health Education with a minor in Psychology 
    Why did you become a Peer Health Educator? 
    I am a Public Health Education major and I am interested in community health, being a PHE aligned with my career aspirations. I felt like it was a great opportunity to get hands-on learning experience.  
    How do you promote your own health? 
    I promote my own health by making conscious health decisions regarding my body. I like to eat a balanced meal but also indulge in a bit of junk food at times! 
    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students? 
    A well-being tip I would like to share is, brown noise is the best music to listen to while doing homework or winding down after a long stressful day. 

  • jay white

    Student Assistant
    (770) 423-6300
    TP 1000

    Jay White 
    Major: Integrated Health Science, Minor: Medical Sociology 
    Why did you become a peer health educator? I became a peer health educator to become a useful resource for students and faculty around campus. With everything that we do and provide, we are constantly encouraging healthier behaviors which in turns results in an all-around healthier environment. I truly value helping others, so to be able to in this capacity is very rewarding.  
    How do you promote your own health: Along with being a polo pescatarian,  I often engage in selfcare activities. If it’s not a hike, yoga, or massage, I will keep it simple and unwind by listening to music. 
    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students: My tip is to always take time for yourself. Amid school, work, and extracurriculars, be sure to carve out alone time where you can destress and center back your focus. It can be as simple as tuning everything out and taking a quick nap. Having that balance will be beneficial in the long run.