Peer Health Educator Application 2018 - 2019

To apply to be a Peer Health Educator, please attach a resume and fill out the "Peer Health Educator Application" on the Mustang Jobs posting.

LEARN BY DOING

Peer Health Educators are volunteers (non-paid) that receive training to become nationally certified Peer Educators. They are involved in a four-quarter PULSE program beginning with training in the spring, followed by three quarters of hands-on health promotion and one-on-one consultation experience. PULSE’s mission is to promote healthy behaviors and wellness among all members of the Cal Poly community. This is accomplished by the modeling of wellness through the Peer Health Educators. Health Education programs consist of workshops, presentations, tabling, and providing peer-to-peer consultations. Peer Health Educators work under the supervision of a team coordinator and the Health Education staff of Campus Health & Wellbeing. The Peer Health Educator’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate in educational and professional training during Spring Quarter 2018.

  • A commitment of a minimum of 50 hours for Spring Quarter, which is about 5 hours per week.  

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate health education presentations and programs for housing, academic classes, and organizations on and off campus.

  • Create health education audiovisual materials, posters, handouts, brochures, and informational sheets as needed, as well as leverage technology to promote healthy behaviors and disseminate information.  

  • Conduct individual consultations and presentations on topics related to team specializations.  

TIME COMMITMENT

Peer Educators must commit at least one full academic year to the program. Therefore, we cannot accommodate for those traveling abroad.

Spring Quarter 2018: 

  • PULSE/Professional Development hour (1 1/2 hours/week)
    • Tuesdays from 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Shadowing hour (2 hours/week)
  • Team meeting hour (1 hour/week)  
  • Mental Health training April 7 and 8, 2018 ALL DAY (mandatory)

 

Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring Quarter 2019: 

  • Consultation Hour (3 hours/week)
  • Team Meeting (1 hour/week)
  • PULSE events and activities as assigned (≥1 hour/week)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Students who are passionate about the health and well-being of their peers will thrive as a Peer Health Educator. This hands-on experience will allow students to explore the various sectors of Public Health, as they will gain knowledge on current public health trends, enhance their interpersonal and leadership skills, develop competencies creating, implementing, and evaluating programs, and learn effective marketing strategies.

All undergraduate Cal Poly students are welcome to apply. Applicants must commit to volunteering for Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring 2019. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required. Prospective Peer Health Educators should be comfortable speaking to groups and have an interest in modeling and promoting campus-wide wellness.

If you are not accepted as a Peer Health Educator, there are other volunteer opportunities within Campus Health & Wellbeing that you are participating in (such as Student Health Advisory Committee and Wellness Ambassadors).

 

COURSE CREDIT

PULSE is a 12-unit leadership program that you can choose to receive credits (up to 3 units per quarter). PSY 251 course credit can be earned. PULSE can also be used as an internship for various majors subject to approval from your internship advisor, if you have been accepted as a Peer Health Educator.

 

To apply to be a Peer Health Educator, please attach a resume and fill out the "Peer Health Educator Application" on the Mustang Jobs posting.

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