About the Health Promotion Unit

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The Health Promotion Unit was established at UWA in 2002. It has pioneered multiple projects through the award-winning Fit for Study Program which aims to reinforce the link between optimum health and academic performance.

The key philosophy of Fit for Study is that positive student engagement in academic study requires a level of physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing and that a healthy student can be positively influenced by the extent to which the University offers an enriched and supportive learning environment.


The Fit for Study program aims to:

  • Build health-related knowledge and skills;
  • Increase opportunities for engagement and collaboration;
  • Advocate improved health and environments that support and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours; and
  • Provide quality services and programs supported by monitoring, evaluation and research.

These goals are embedded into each Fit for Study project.


Meet the Team


Fit for Study is managed by a small, passionate and professional team that is student focussed, and dedicated to supporting young people to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing.  

  • Tricia Wylde - Manager, Fit for Study Program
  • Emma Boyne - Senior Project Officer, Mentally Healthy Campus Strategy
  • Emma Hawkins - Senior Health Promotion Officer, SHARE Project, International Student Projects
  • Kasey Hartung - Health Promotion Coordinator, Alcohol & Other Drug Strategy, Peer Education Project

fit for study team 

The success and sustainability of Fit for Study would not be possible without the contribution of previous staff, and the diverse network of partners and volunteers that have supported the program.