Health Promotion @ Otis 

About Health Promotion

Health promotion provides outreach and education on a variety of health and wellness topics. We support students in learning skills to make informed decisions about their physical and mental health in order to help them succeed while at Otis and beyond. Health promotion collaborates with student groups and campus partners in providing programs and services that positively influence student health.

Programs and Workshops

  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Safe Sex Awareness
  • World Kindness Day 
  • World Aids Day: Free Rapid HIV Testing
  • Flu Vaccine Outreaches
  • Ergonomics and Movement for the Artist
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Bringing Voice to Hope: Suicide Prevention Awareness 
  • Mindfulness Drop-In Group
  • Group Therapy:
    • Mindfulness
    • Anxiety
    • Healthy Relationships 
  • Mental Health Movie Screenings
  • Take Flight Health & Wellness Presentations
  • Departmental Training & Presentations
  • & more!

If you would like to submit a program request or idea or would like our professional staff to partner with your organization or group, please contact us by phone at 310-846-5738 or email at

OwlCheck: Mental Health Screenings

Getting help can start with a free and confidential assessment available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The brief screenings may assist students to determine if they or someone they care about should connect with a mental health professional. Screenings include, but are not limited to: Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress, and more. These screenings, which can be completed here, are educational, not diagnostic.

Wellness Lounge

Located on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall, the Wellness Lounge can be accessed by students every day from 6am-10pm. This space can be utilized by students to meditate, pray or serve as a quiet space to relax and decompress in order to get through various life and daily stressors. In order to be mindful of other students who may wish to use the Wellness Lounge, sign up can be found on the door and we ask that students limit their use to 30 minutes. For after-hours use of the Wellness Lounge, students can contact Campus Safety and Security at 310-665-6965. Questions or concerns regarding the wellness lounge can be sent to

Student Employment Opportunities

The Student Health and Wellness Center offers students federal and non-federal work study opportunities in health promotion and working within the center. We believe in providing students an environment to develop professional skills outside of the classroom while working on current department projects. Work study positions assist in creating passive health promotion programming marketing campaigns, assisting in the planning and implementation of health promotion programs and working in conjunction with SHWC professional staff members on administrative projects within the center. Information regarding student employment with the SHWC is posted on the Otis College Student Job Board located on the Student Dashboard. 

Please contact us by email at if you are interested or have additional questions regarding a work study position.