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Becoming a Peer Health Educator


Peer Health Educators go through a formal application, selection, & training process in preparation for presenting programs, planning activities, raising awareness, and assisting other students.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Strong interest in preventive health and health promotion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good academic standing (2.5 GPA)
  • Must be a least 18 years of age
  • Must have completed at least 12 - 15 semester hours (preferred not required)
  • Serve a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Ability to function both as a leader and as a supportive team member
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality
  • Ability to speak openly about health topics in a positive and interactive manner (good public speaker)
  • Ability to work independently (a self-starter)
  • Encouraged to enroll in HPE 2900 (Peer Health Eduction) course offered each fall semester

 

Benefits:

  • Be a positive role model for KSU students
  • Develop skills in organization, presentation, communication, education, and group facilitation
  • Gain experience for professional development and/or graduate school (resume booster)
  • Become a certified peer educator with national recognition
  • Opportunity to travel to professional conferences and meet Peer Health Educators from campuses all across the country
  • Gain extensive knowledge regarding health issues such as alcohol, general wellness, sexual assault/interpersonal violence, sexually transmitted infections, and stress management.
  • Opportunity to meet, help, and serve others
  • Be a part of a skilled leadership team
  • Make new friends
  • IT'S FUN!!!!

 

 

To Apply:
         
Applications are available at the Center for Health Promotion & Wellness(Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Wellness Trailer) or by clicking on the link below. Applications should be submitted to the Peer Health Educator Coordinator by one of the following methods:

    • Fax: 770-499-3324    
    • Email: phe@kennesaw.edu 
    • Mail: 1000 Chastain Road, MD# 0301, Kennesaw, GA 30144
    • Drop off: Student Recreation & Wellness Center Building, Wellness Trailer

Recruitment information:

 

All majors are welcome to apply!

Click here for Peer Health Educator Application