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Student Health Promotion


Student Health Promotion

The Student Health Promotion department was created in support of the Healthy University Initiative. The department recognizes that wellness is holistic and interconnected, and an iterative approach is required to address key priority areas for the university. As such, Student Health Promotion takes a proactive approach to not only address individual behaviours of KPU students, but also to identify and remove systemic and environmental barriers that impede student health & wellbeing. Activities and programs are aligned with Vision 2023 and focus on the six dimensions of wellness; physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial.

According to the World Health Organization, health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. Health promotion highlights the interconnected relationship between individuals and their environments, and identifies that health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life: where they learn, work, play and love.

Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing


Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength.

Achieving a level of understanding and comfort with managing your financial situation.

Mental health is essential to your academic success as well as your ability to participate fully and meaningfully throughout all aspects of your life.

Daily movement, eating nutritiously, and getting adequate sleep will contribute to your success as a student.

Having a range of people to communicate with and offer mutual support provides a sense of belonging and purpose.

Spiritual well-being can be reflected in values and beliefs that determine life choices.

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Carolina Judkowicz
Student Health Promotion Coordinator 

Megan Matthews
Manager, Student Health Promotion