Presentations

HEALTH EDUCATOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Healthy Living in College

This interactive session focuses on staying healthy in college. University Health Service believes in prevention as well as early detection and treatment of health problems. Good health enables students to study effectively, maintain regular class attendance and reach life goals. At the end of this session, students should be able to identify lifestyle behaviors that promote health (e.g., nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, immunizations and hygiene) and make healthy choices about common issues faced by students (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, drugs and sex). To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu

Put Down the Spoon!

How often have you reached for something to eat not because you were hungry but because you were stressed? Forty-two percent of UK students have reported that within the last 12 months their level of stress was more than average. This session focuses on the health impact of stress, how to effectively manage stressful times instead of reaching for food and healthy eating recommendations to ensure your body is prepared to cope with stress. To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu.

Looking in the Mirror

A negative body image can affect overall health, sense of well-being and academic performance. This presentation will focus on positive body image, educating about disordered eating and eating disorders. Students will learn how to identify an eating disorder, the signs and symptoms, societal issues, how to help a friend and the resources available on campus. To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu.

Safer Sex 101

This interactive class will cover the basics of sexual health, with the goal of empowering students to take control of their bodies and sexual well-being as they navigate college life. Topics covered include consent, making informed decisions, preventing sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), getting tested and campus/community resources. Each session will end with an anonymous Q&A where students can get honest answers to questions that they have been reluctant to ask. To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu.

Nutrition Jeopardy & Ask the Dietitian

Be ready to compete in this team style “Jeopardy” game that will teach students the basics of healthy eating. This game will focus on nutrition related topics, such as MyPlate, common nutrition myths and eating on campus. Students will be encouraged to come prepared with nutrition-related questions to ask the UHS registered dietitian after the game. Conversations usually cover how to avoid weight gain, healthy options for campus dining, fad diets, late night snacking, the importance of breakfast, eating on the go and healthy snacks. At the end of this session, students should be able to have a better understanding of healthy versus unhealthy nutrition recommendations. To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu.

Peer Health Educator Program Descriptions

Sexpert Programs:

Please send an email to uksexperts@gmail.com to request a program.

Know Your Sweet Spots

One of the major components to having a healthy, safe and pleasurable sexual experience is knowing our bodies. This program covers basic sexual/reproductive anatomy and physiology through a fun trivia game

What’s Your (Safer) Sexpertise

In this engaging trivia game, participants learn about the state of sexual health on campus and the basics of having a healthy sex life as a college student.

Pillow Talking

As official Bedsider.org representatives, The Sexperts cover the basics of the most common birth control methods and provide resources to empower participants to take control of their bodies and to choose when pregnancy is right for them. 

Peaches and Eggplants

This program uses fun and engaging activities to teach participants about the importance of safety and communication when using dating apps. The Sexperts discuss the language used to talk about sex and how this affects our perceptions and expectations.

Peer Health Educator Programs

Please send an email to Fadyia Lowe at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu to request a program. 

Hunger Games

Be ready to compete in this team-style “Jeopardy” game that will teach students healthy eating habits. This program will focus on nutrition-related topics, such as MyPlate, common nutrition myths or facts and eating on campus.

Love Your Selfie

Negative body image can affect overall health, sense of well-being and academic performance. This program will focus on the importance of positive self-image and societal pressures regarding appearance.

Less Stress More Success

Through this interactive program, students learn about causes and consequences of stress and how to manage it. Students will have the opportunity to assess their own stress levels and develop a brief plan to manage or reduce the daily stressors in their lives. 

Wheel of Wellness

Come learn how to live a fulfilled and healthy life while in college. In this program, participants will learn the six dimensions of wellness, what impact the dimensions have on their health and what they can do to increase their overall sense of well-being. 

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