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Interested in becoming a HEART Peer?

Qualifications

  • Ability to work with others – a team player
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Good communication skills, including a willingness to speak in front of an audience
  • Strong time management skills
  • Flexible and adaptable personality
  • Good role model. (Doesn’t mean being perfect—nobody is!)
  • Strongly interested in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Non-judgmental
  • GPA of 2.5 or above

Peer Educator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enroll in our 3-credit Public Health Peer Educator class (PH2304) during your first semester as a student Peer Educator
  • Available for mandatory weekly meetings, Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
  • Recruit other peer educators
  • Assist in developing programs and workshops
  • Participate and promote special programs and tabling opportunities
  • Assist in creating educational materials and displays
  • Become a Certified Peer Educator (CPE) through BACCHUS GAMMA

Steps to Take to Become a Peer Educator:

  • Attend an information session. 
  • Fill out our application. 
  • A Wellness Resource Center staff member will contact you to come in for an interview. 
  • If accepted, you will enroll in the next available class offering of PH 2304.

Peer Class Information:

  • our HEART Peer class (PH2304) is offered during both Fall and Spring Semester and is held once a week on Wednesday evenings
  • The course provides students with information about peer education, communication and bystander intervention techniques, and specific health and wellness content.  
  • Students must complete a total of 140 experiential hours during the semester they are in the class.
  • Peers must sign up for at least 2 weekly office hours during which they will be available to assist with tasks around the office

Sound good? Apply Here!