Health Promotion


Watch: An Introduction to Health Promotion

Local and National Resources

Educational and preventive information on numerous health- and wellness-related topics is available to all students via Health Promotion. At Health Promotion you can obtain information, pamphlets, and other materials pertaining to sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, exercise, nutrition, and eating disorders among many other topics.

Students must call 803/323-2206 or e-mail the Coordinator of Health Promotion to make an appointment or consult with the coordinator over the phone. 

Awareness Events

Health Promotion also sponsors a variety of campus-wide health- and wellness-related awareness events and speakers. These events are open to all students and members of the community. Call today for more information! Here are some of the awareness events scheduled for the current academic year:

  • Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Sexual Awareness Week
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Love Yourself & Each Other Week
  • Relationship Violence
  • Safe Spring Break
  • World AIDS Day

* Please refer to the campus calendar for the full list of events, times, and locations

Outreach Programming

Educational programs are presented upon request in residence halls and classrooms, and to fraternities, sororities, and other student groups. To request a program, fill out the Program Request Form (pdf - 79.77 KB) and submit it to Health Promotion in 102 Crawford Building. Available program topics are listed below:

  • Adjusting to Life in College
  • Alcohol & Other Drug Education
  • Body Image
  • Campus Safety
  • Depression & Suicide
  • Disability Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eating Healthy on Campus
  • LGBT Issues
  • Men's Health Issues
  • Safer Sex
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Health Issues

If you do not see your topic of interest here, please call Health Promotion at 803/323-2206. We can work with you to create a program that will meet your health/wellness education needs.

SWAT (Student Wellness Advocacy Team)

SWAT is a peer education group that seeks to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and advocate within the student community regarding health and wellness issues. Responsibilities include learning up-to-date information and methods, learning how to convey information to others, and ultimately educating peers about these issues in a non-judgmental, interactive manner.
An awesome SWAT member will have outstanding leadership skills and have enthusiasm about what they are learning. They will be an effective communicator and have a passion for knowledge and enlightening other Winthrop Students. A SWAT member will be committed and dedicated to what they are teaching. A SWAT member will have an interest in empowering students to be healthier. Are you a SWAT member?

SC Teen Pregnancy

Resources on sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy below: (Warning: this educational material is sexually explicit)
Planned Parenthood