Peer Health Education (PHE)


The goal of the Peer Health Education Program is to support the well-being of SJSU students.  We aim to increase students' awareness and responsible decision-making regarding health and wellness. A primary objective is to recruit, train and organize students to conduct health outreach. We welcome the skills, creativity, questions, ideas and passion of all  SJSU students.

What is the PEER HEALTH EDUCATION Program?

Peer Health Educators are part of the Wellness & Health Promotion Department within the 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 numerous health specialties listed below. Those who become peer educators are placed into TWO specialties (one A specialty and one B specialty)

A Specialties
B Specialties
Alcohol Body Image
Nutrition (NuFS 9 or 8 Required) Healthy Lifestyles
Sexual Wellness Marijuana and Other Drugs
Violence Prevention   


  • Become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator.
  • Earn 3 units through Health Science course.
  • Enhance and develop skills in program coordination, leadership, collaborative teamwork. communication, public speaking and networking.
  • Increase knowledge of health and wellness issues through specialized training.
  • Collaborate with various student organizations and campus departments.
  • Develop concrete skills and accomplishments for a stronger resume.
  • Opportunity for mentoring and personal/career development. 
  • Earn non-hospital volunteer hours to apply towards dietetic internship application.
  • Meet new people and have fun!


The application for Fall 2014 Peer Health Education is now closed. Please visit our Peer Health Education Facebook for event updates.