Peer Health OWLs group photo
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.

Get Involved

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Apply to be a Peer Health OWL

Meet the Peer Health OWLs

  • Paige Andrews

    Student Assistant

    Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Why did you become a Peer Health Educator?  I was interested in the medical field, and I love to work with students. This job was a great opportunity to gain experience. It also allows me to have a bigger impact on students' health here at KSU.

    How do you promote your own health?  I eat well and exercise regularly in order to physically take care of my body. I also try and get up to eight hours of sleep every night because sleep is soooo important. In addition, I try and take time out of my day to just breathe and listen to some calming music. It helps me destress after a long day.

    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students? Please please please prioritize getting sleep. It has more of an effect on you than you might think. 

  • Chloe Asante

    Student Assistant

    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

    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.