Health education

The health education team provides services in the clinic and on campus. In the clinic, we provide nutrition counseling, sexual health education and counseling, and tobacco cessation.

On campus, we provide a number of education and awareness events, workshops, and presentations in residence halls, Greek houses, classrooms and for student organizations. We also have student peer educators who amplify our health education efforts and provide their peers with information and connect them to campus resources.

Nutrition counseling

Good eating habits and a healthy diet have many physical benefits, but can also help improve your mental and emotion health, too. Meet one-on-one with our registered dietitian to learn how making simple, healthy choices can help you.

You can also receive advice and information on the following topics: Weight management, eating disorders, heart-healthy eating, celiac disease, diabetes, general nutrition, vegetarian diets and more.  

Sexual health

Meet with our health and wellness nurse or sexual health educator to ask questions and get peace of mind. We offer birth control counseling, STI testing and counseling, pregnancy testing and counseling, and an educational session for women who are having their first annual well woman exam.

We can connect you to a number of resources for honest, accurate sexual health information. We also provide free condoms and other safer sex supplies to students who need them.

Tobacco cessation

Did you know UK is a tobacco-free campus? If you are a tobacco user thinking about quitting tobacco, we have resources to help you be successful.

Our tobacco treatment specialists will work with you as you get ready to quit, develop a plan for quitting, and support you along your journey of becoming tobacco-free. Through our iQuit program, you will receive a QuitKit with items to help you through the quitting process. You may also receive free nicotine replacement products and can enroll in our email-based support program.

You can enroll in the iQuit program through MyUK.  

Campus events and presentations

Our health education team hosts a variety of events that students look forward to every year, including:

K-Week
Flu clinics
Free HIV testing
Wellness Week
Spring Break Week
Love Your Body Week
Tobacco-Free Tailgate
PAWS for Stress Relief
Safer Sex Week
Kick Butts Day

We also give a variety of presentations in residence halls, Greek houses, classrooms and for student organizations. If you’d like to bring one of our presentations to your group, please email the contact person for that presentation.

Presentations by health education staff

Eat This Not That [30-50 minutes]: The purpose of this workshop is to help students understand that food is not about someone telling you what you can and cannot eat, but beginning to understand that it is up to the individual to listen to their own body and make conscious, mindful choices that will nourish them in mind, body and spirit. Contact Emily Waits at Emily.Waits@uky.edu for this program.

Healthy Living in College [30-50 minutes]: This session focuses on staying healthy while at college. Good health enables students to study effectively, maintain regular class attendance and reach life goals. During the presentation, students will learn to make healthy lifestyle choices about nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, immunizations, hygiene and other common issues college students face. Contact Fadyia Lowe at Fadyia.Lowe@uky.edu for this program.

Stress Management [30-50 minutes]: Through this interactive presentation, students learn about causes, consequences, and management of stress. Special emphasis is placed on how to decrease or manage daily stress. Students will have the opportunity to assess their own stress level and develop a brief plan to better manage their life. Contact Fadyia Lowe at Fadyia.Lowe@uky.edu for this program.

Kick Those Butts - Tobacco Jeopardy [1 hour]: This presentation is set up as a Jeopardy game that focuses on health effects of tobacco use, hookah and smokeless tobacco. Students will learn ways to quit or how to avoid the risks and realities of smoking. Ideal for groups of 8 to 50, this presentation requires the ability to view a PowerPoint presentation (computer, projector, etc.). Contact Fadyia Lowe at Fadyia.Lowe@uky.edu for this program.

Sexual Health Jeopardy [1 hour]: In this Sexual Health Jeopardy game, students learn about contraception, STIs and safer sex in a fun, interactive way. Ideal for groups of 8 to 50, this presentation requires the ability to view a PowerPoint presentation (computer, projector, etc.). Contact Mallory Stasko at Mallory.Stasko@uky.edu for this program.

Safer Sex 101 [45-60 minutes]: This presentation teaches students about sexually transmitted infections, decision-making and low-risk choices. Condom demonstrations are available upon request and the length of this presentation can be adjusted depending on your needs. Contact Mallory Stasko at Mallory.Stasko@uky.edu for this program.

Smart and Sexy [45-60 minutes]: This presentation takes a comprehensive look at sex and sexuality and helps students identify their values that will guide them in making decisions about their sexual health. Birth control options, sexually transmitted infections, safer sex and sexual orientation/identity/expression are discussed in this presentation. Contact Mallory Stasko at Mallory.Stasko@uky.edu for this program.

Presentations by student peer educators

Stress Management [30-50 minutes]: Through this interactive presentation, students learn about causes, consequences and management of stress. Special emphasis is placed on how to decrease or manage daily stress. Students will have the opportunity to assess their own stress level and develop a brief plan to better manage their life. Contact Fadyia Lowe at Fadyia.Lowe@uky.edu for this program.

Why Sex is Like Pizza Not Baseball [30-60 minutes]: Find out how the metaphors we use to talk about sex can be helpful or harmful. This fun, interactive presentation also covers basics of communication, birth control and safer sex. Contact the Sexperts at UKSexperts@gmail.com for this program.

Myth or Fact [45-60 minutes]: This presentation debunks some common sexual health myths so students are better equipped to have honest, healthy relationships. Through interactive activities, students understand the possible risks associated with being sexually active and feel more comfortable talking about safer sex. Contact the Sexperts at UKSexperts@gmail.com  for this program.

Communication for Healthy Relationships [30-60 minutes]: This presentation focuses on the importance of communication in healthy, honest relationships. Students learn why communication is important, ways to improve communications skills and tips for starting important conversations. The presentation is not just limited to sexual relationships, but also helps students improve communication with friends, roommates and others. Contact the Sexperts at UKSexperts@gmail.com for this program.

Sexual Health Jeopardy [1 hour]: In this Sexual Health Jeopardy game, students learn about contraception, STIs, and safer sex in a fun, interactive way. Ideal for groups of 8 to 50, this presentation requires the ability to view a PowerPoint presentation (computer, projector, etc.). Contact the Sexperts at UKSexperts@gmail.com for this program.

Kick Those Butts – Tobacco Jeopardy [1 hour]:  This presentation is set up as a Jeopardy game that focuses on health effects of tobacco use, hookah and smokeless tobacco. Students will learn ways to quit or how to avoid the risks and realities of smoking. Ideal for groups of 8 to 50, this presentation requires the ability to view a PowerPoint presentation (computer, projector, etc.). Contact Fadyia Lowe at Fadyia.Lowe@uky.edu for this program.

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