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Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators are a group of students from a variety of backgrounds with a common interest in promoting health and wellness.
Peer Health Educators from the Shaw Wellness Institute

What Do Peer Health Educators Do?

Each week the students meet to discuss relevant health issues on campus and plan programs to address these issues. Students are required to participate in 30 hours of outreach activities each semester. Topics for outreach range from stress management, sexual health, nutrition, alcohol and other drugs, and physical activity to name a few.

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Peer Health Educator Programs

October:  National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - Peer Health Educators table in the Coop with information regarding standard drink sizes, BAC (blood alcohol content), and risk-reduction behaviors.  

November:  Great American Smokeout - Join the Peer Health Educators in the Coop for some hot chocolate and information regarding the dangers of smoking.  PHEs focus on a variety of tobacco use including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah, and social smoking.

February:  Sexual Responsibility Week - Learn about healthy relationships, sexual decision-making, contraception, HIV/STIs, interpersonal violence prevention, consent, and resources.

March:  Safe Spring Break - Have a great Spring Break by staying safe!  Visit the PHEs in the Coop to find out information about impaired driving prevention, healthy sexual decision making, sexual assault, safe sun protection, and high risk drinking prevention.

Trainings

Peer Health Educators take a one credit hour PE course within a year of joining the group. The course covers a variety of topics that are relevant to college student health and wellness. Meeting twice a week, students participate in lively discussions on health topics while learning how to create fun, interesting, and meaningful health promoting programs.

Throughout the year students are able to participate in a variety of trainings including CPR, Safe Zone, QPR, and many others.