SJSU Peer Health Education Program Volunteer Application :: Spring 2014

MISSION: 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 education 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 Program 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 health specialties listed below. Those who become peer educators are placed into TWO specialties (one A specialty and one B specialty). A SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: Alcohol Nutrition (NuFS 9 or 8 Required) Sexual Wellness Violence Prevention B SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: Body Image Healthy Lifestyles Marijuana and Other Drugs BENEFITS: -Become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator. -Potential for 3 units through Health Science course -Enhance and develop skills in leadership, program coordination, 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! REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attend a mandatory group interview on one of the following dates: Friday, December 6, 2013 or Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2. Attend mandatory 2-day Training Retreat: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3. Attend mandatory weekly class (Monday and Wednesdays 12:00-1:15pm) in Spring 2014. 4. Participate in at least 5 programs/events throughout the semester. 5. Facilitate at least 2 presentations throughout the semester. 6. Cover weekly Wellness & Health Promotion office reception hour. 7. Nutrition (A Specialty) applicants must have completed NuFS 9 or 8 with a "B" or better. 8. All applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or better. DUE DATE: Monday, December 2, 2013 by 5pm If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application, please email Anna Ang at
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