The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a diverse group of 45 U.Va. students trained to educate their classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner. We provide large group outreaches and one-on-one patient education sessions about a variety of health-related topics. We also host community awareness events such as the 4th year 5k and Mental Wellness Screening Day to support a healthy campus culture. More information can be found on our website.
Our topics include:
· Sexfest - men’s and women’s sexual health and sexual responsibility
· Buzzed - alcohol and drugs, how to help a friend
· Apples to Apples - nutrition, healthy eating, cooking in college
· Trouble in the Bubble - stress management and general mental wellness
Strong candidates will have:
· Strong interest and enthusiasm in promoting healthy behaviors among fellow students
· Open mind to cultures, practices, and sexual orientations different from their own
· Sensitivity to controversial and personal topics that are sometimes embarrassing, and a willingness to talk candidly about them
Interested in applying?
· Must be a first or second year student
· All majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply
· Must be present during training semester of Fall 2014 (cannot go abroad)
· Must complete EDHS 3240 (Concepts of Peer Health Education) during Fall 2014
· After training, must be able to commit 40 hours/semester (3 hrs/week) to the PHE programApplications will be due Friday, March 7th at 5pm via atUVA. Apply here! Emai