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:
These goals are embedded into each Fit for Study project.
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.
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.