Peer Health Education (PHE)
The goal of the Peer Health Education Program is to enhance emotional and physical well-being among SJSU students. Our primary objective is to recruit, train and organize students to conduct health outreach. We aim to increase students' awareness and responsible decision-making regarding health and wellness. We welcome all SJSU students' skills, creativity, questions, ideas and passion.
What is the PEER HEALTH EDUCATION Program?
Peer Health Educators are part of the Wellness & Health Promotion Department of the
SJSU Student Health Center. PHEs are students who teach their peers about preventive
health through presentations, discussions, panels, workshops, health fairs, and health
awareness weeks. PHEs offer health education and outreach programs specific to the
six health specialties listed below. Those who become peer educators are placed into
TWOof the following specialties in which to train and educate. Each PHE can pick one A specialty and one B specialty:
|A Specialties||B Specialties|
|Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)||Body Image|
|Sexual Health||Chronic Disease Prevention|
|Violence Prevention||Stress & Suicide Prevention|
- Become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator
- Earn 2 units (HS 180 course)
- Enhance and develop skills in program coordination, leadership, communication, public speaking and networking.
- Educate the SJSU community regarding various health issues and increase knowledge of health and wellness issues.
- Collaborate and work with various student organizations and campus departments, including the Student Health Center.
- Develop concrete skills to enhance your resume.
- Opportunities to attend customized personal and career development workshops.
- Opportunityto meet new people and have fun!
The application process for Fall 2012 Peer Health Education has closed.