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Peer Health Educator Application 2017 - 2018


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 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 by the educators and their development and presentation of awareness programs, workshops, and providing individual consultations. Peer 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:

  1. Participate in educational and professional trainings during Spring Quarter 2017.
    1. Commitment of a minimum of 60 hours for Spring Quarter
  2. Create, implement, and evaluate health education presentations and programs for student residence groups, academic classes and organizations on and off campus.
  3. Create health education audiovisual materials, posters, handouts, and informational sheets as needed.
  4. Provide individual consultations on topics related to team education.



Peer Educators must commit at least one full academic year to the program.


  • Spring Quarter 2017:
    • Weekly trainings:
      • PULSE/Professional Development hour (1 hour/week)
      • Team specific education training (TBD)
      • Shadowing hour (2 hours/week)
      • Team meeting hour (1 hour/week)
    • Weekend trainings:
      • BACCHUS training April 22, 2017 and April 23, 2017 ALL DAY (mandatory)
  • Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring Quarter 2018:
    • Consultation Hour (3 hours/week)
    • Team Meeting (1 hour/week)
    • PULSE events and activities as assigned (≥1 hour/week)      



All Undergraduate Cal Poly students are welcomed to apply. Applicants must be able to commit to volunteering Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018. 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. 



PULSE is a 12-unit leadership program that you can choose to utilize (up to 3 units per quarter). PSY 251 course credit can be earned taking a Special Problems 400 in your academic department or you can choose to enroll in an internship course within your department.


We are currently not accepting applications. Our next recruitment will be Winter 2018.

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