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?
The Peer Health Education program is part of Wellness & Health Promotion within the Student Health Center. Peer Health Educators (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 health specialties listed below. Those who become peer educators specialize their knowledge in one health education area:
Specialty topic areas include:
• Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drugs (AMOD)
• Nutrition (NUTR) [NuFS 9 or 8 Required]
• Sexual Wellness (SW)
• Violence Prevention (VP)
• Body Image (BI)
• Rest & Relaxation (R&R)
To begin the program, there is a one year commitment required. PHEs attend a training class their first semester, and then become active PHEs their second semester. From that point on out, there is a semester by semester commitment. Please note: for this application period, the training class will be held on Mondays from 9:30AM-Noon and in Fall 2015 the meetings will be Wednesdays 9:30AM-Noon.
Potential opportunity to earn 1-2 units through Health Science (HS-180)
or Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging (NUFS-180).
• Develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and program coordination.
• Enhance communication skills, public speaking and networking.
• Increase knowledge of health & 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 for dietetic internship application.
• Meet new people and have fun!
The application for Spring 2015 Peer Health Education is available here. Please visit our Peer Health Education Facebook for event updates.