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Peer Health & Wellness Educators
Comprehensive training prepares the PHWEs to facilitate dynamic outreach programs; encourage physical, mental, and emotional health; serve as a healthy role model to other students; create informative awareness events; and promote community support to create a healthy campus culture.
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Student Benefits & ResponsibilitiesBenefits
- Gain extensive knowledge about health promotion theory and practice, men's and women's health, sexual health, mental health, nutrition, body image, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, healthy relationships, and stress management.
- Become part of a highly skilled, diverse team of students committed to providing accurate, open-minded, college-health information to the Indiana University community.
- Develop valuable skills and work experience to add to your resume.
- Develop specific teaching, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills.
- Become a recognized member of the Student Health Center’s Health & Wellness Departmental Peer Program.
- Have an opportunity to contribute significantly to the growth of the Peer Health & Wellness Education program.
- Develop the ability to speak publicly in a positive, engaging, interactive, and open-minded manner.
- Develop the ability to function in a group, both as a leader and as a supportive team member.
- Design, organize, and participate in campus-wide health promotion activities
- Design and distribute flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials
- Update PHWE outreach materials
- Assist with the Health Fair, DeStress Fest, V3 sexual health fair, and Cupcakes and Condoms
- Attend the required training classes during first semester in the program (Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.)
- Attend weekly peer planning meetings during the following semester (Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
- Must be a first, second, or third year undergraduate student at IU Bloomington. MPH students may apply for Student Coordinator positions.
- Must complete an online application during the open application period.
- Must complete an in-person interview at the Health Center with the PHWE staff.
- Must be selected from our limited number of slots for the following semester.
- Must be physically present on campus during the semester following application
- Must enroll in the official training class: Peer Health & Wellness Education
- Although we encourage involvement in other activities at the University and within the community, applicants must balance their other activities with the PHWE commitment of 40 hours/semester (approximately three hours/week).
- The PHWE has limited spots. If you are not selected for this semester, you are welcome to re-apply during another application period.
- Must be able commit to a one-year program, with the optional extension based on performance.