Peer Health Education
What is Peer Health Education?
The Peer Health Education Program, developed and overseen by Wellness & Health Promotion, supports the well-being of SJSU students by increasing awareness and promoting informed decision-making.
Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are specially-trained student assistants who help their peers learn about health topics through interactive events and activities, workshops, and digital media. PHEs focus primarily on education related to healthy sexuality (e.g. safer sex, consent, healthy relationships), alcohol and other drug use, mental health, and body image. Other duties include: assisting with implementation of Wellness Lounge services, promoting and staffing Student Wellness Center events, and participating in outreach activities.
PHE Workshops & Programs
Peer Health Education workshops are designed to be facilitated by students, for students. Workshops generally last 45 - 60 minutes and are scheduled by request for student organizations, academic classes, and other campus departments. Workshop hosts are responsible for the following: communicating any accessibility needs in advance, promoting and recording attendance, encouraging active and respectful participation during the workshop.
To learn more about available workshops or to submit a workshop request, please submit the Workshop Request Form.
Look for PHEs at campus events - our bright yellow shirts are hard to miss - or stop by the Wellness Lounge to say hello.
Recruitment for new PHEs for the next academic year typically happens during the spring semester. Information about available positions will be posted on Handshake and the @SJSUWellness Instagram account. If you would like to receive email updates about upcoming events and student employment opportunities, please fill out the PHE Interest Form.