Peer Health Education Programs
SDSU students can actively promote wellness on campus by becoming Peer Health Educators (PHEs). PHEs present dynamic workshops to their SDSU peers that focus on various health topics and issues that affect the lives of students. In order to be a Peer Health Educator, you must successfully complete the Peer Health Education Training class. Students have the option of receiving course credit for participating in the PHE Program Training and for active participation in the PHE Program thereafter.
- Alcohol and Other Drugs : Learn about the different types of each; how they affect your body, who's most likely to abuse them, who's at greatest risk for dependency, consequences of use, and how you can reduce the risk of negative consequences.
- Nutrition/Healthy Eating (Healthy Eating on Campus PDF): Encourage students to move toward a positive body image. Also encourages basic nutrition and fitness knowledge, and how to incorporate healthy eating into a busy college lifestyle. From protein and carbohydrates to the latest fad diets, you will gain knowledge of the proper way to fuel your body.
- Sexual Health : A comprehensive course on safe sex practices, communication and sexuality, making healthier decisions regarding sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and contraceptive methods.
- Frat MANers (Fraternity Men Against Negative Environments and Rape Situations) : The goal of the program is to increase awareness about rape, potential rape situations and sexually coercive behavior while decreasing the acceptance of rape myths. Members of Frat MANers educate men about rape and their role in reducing violence against women. For more information or application please visit the Student Health Services web site.
- Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB): Members of this student organization act as liasons between student health serives and the student population. SHAB participates in SHS sponsered events aimed to help SDSU students stay healthy through the college years. They present information about the various health and medical services provided on campus.
Qualifications for Involvement:
- SDSU registered student, either full or part-time.
- You must be completing 60 units during your first semester as a PHE.
- A minimum of 2-consecutive semesters commitment to the PHE Program before graduating. (One semester for training and at least one for active participation in the program.)
- Completion of a successful PHE interview.
- Passing grade in the PHE Program Training.
Active PHE Responsibilities:
- Attend and participate in scheduled meetings.
- Meet minimum participation requirements for each semester.
- Represent the PHE Program and SDSU Student Health Services Health Promotion Department appropriately anytime you are serving as a PHE.
If you would like to apply for the PHE program you may download the PHE application (word doc) or FratMANers application (word doc) and submit it to the Health Promotion office at Student Health Services, you can pick one up in person, or call 619-594-4133 for more details.
PHE presentations are available for your classroom, residential hall, Fraternity/Sorority, or any other SDSU student function or event where you want to promote health education and wellness. Each presentation is 50 minutes long and PHEs will bring all needed materials for all in attendance. Please allow at least two-weeks advance notice for scheduling your presentation. Call us today to schedule your PHE presentation at 619-594-4133
Presentation topics include:
Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
- Bystander Intervention Training
Nutrition & Healthy Body Image(Healthy Eating on Campus PDF)
- Nutrition 101
- Body Image
- Healthy Eating on Campus
- Frat MANers (Call 594-1800 for details)
- What Men Can Do (Sexual Assault Prevention)
- Bystander Intervention Training
- Relationship and Dating Violence (Coming Soon!)
- Communication & Sexuality
- Contraceptive Methods
- Rape/Sexual Assult
- Inform students about medical health and wellness services/organizations on campus.
Submit your Presentation Request form.
If you would like to interview one of our Health Educators, submit the Interview Request form. Please allow us at least three weeks advance notice after we have received your initial request.
Last update: 7/25/12