Peer Health Education
Peer Health Education is an internship opportunity through the Health Promotion Department at the University Health Center. Comprehensive training prepares Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) to be campus leaders who positively influence a healthy campus culture and empower fellow University of Oregon students to make informed decisions about their wellbeing. The PHE’s are dedicated to providing education and campus-wide health promotion campaigns with sensitivity to race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and individual capabilities.
Goals of Peer Health Education:
- To increase wellness of UO students through education, outreach and referral.
- To provide PHE’s opportunities for leadership, learning and engagement.
How to Become a Peer Health Educator
- Apply (Link to application will be posted here January 1, 2014. Applications are due January 31, 2014)
- Upon acceptance, register for FHS 407, Seminar in Peer Health Education, 3 Credits, class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
The Seminar in Peer Health Education, offered Spring Term 2014, serves as the training course for the Peer Health Education Internship.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Apply foundations of Public Health theory.
- Discuss health perceptions and behaviors of themselves and peers.
- Interpret current health literature and draw appropriate conclusions.
- Demonstrate skills of public speaking, peer counseling, group facilitation, marketing, program planning, and health education.
- Refer students toward health related campus and community resources.
- Demonstrate professionalism and leadership.
- Interns will be selected for the 2014-15 academic year out of those students who have taken FHS 407. After completing the course with an A or B, students must be able to commit to three consecutive terms as PHE interns (Fall-Winter-Spring) for the Academic Year 2014-15 and register for FHS 409, 1 credit per term. PHE’s will be required to attend a one hour weekly team meeting and complete 20 hours of service per term in Health Promotion initiatives on campus.
- Opportunities are available for 2nd year leadership roles and student worker positions in Health Promotion.