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Peer Health Educators

The mission of the Peer Health Educator (PHE) program is to actively promote healthy, safe and responsible living on Westminster's campus and in our community. As a PHE you will have the opportunity to learn the most current information on a variety of health related topics important to the life of a college student. This includes alcohol responsibility, nutrition and fitness, tobacco, healthy relationships, stress, mental health issues, violence prevention, eating disorders, and sexual health and responsibility.

Members also receive a comprehensive training and certification through the national BACCHUS Network, a college-health network. This training prepares our PHEs for leadership roles on our campus, including educating them on being effective in the five roles of a peer health educator: a friend, an educator, an activist, a role model, and a team member.

Membership is open to all enrolled students at Westminster College showing themselves to be committed to living a responsibly safe and healthy life, and to promoting that with others.

Expected Commitment
Being a peer health educator will require attending weekly meetings, designing, organizing and participating in campus-wide awareness activities, and going through the 1 ½ day certification training.

Becoming a Peer Health Educator has many rewards, including:

  • Improved leadership and communication skills
  • Gaining extensive knowledge about health and prevention on a variety of topics.
  • Becoming part of an educated, fun team of students committed to providing accurate college-health information.
  • Developing teaching, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills.
  • Attending yearly conferences with other peer health educators from around the nation.
  • Leadership studies credit or internship credit is available for students taking a leadership role in the program or attending the certification training.

Check out our campaigns

  • Safe Spring Break Programming
  • Tobacco Free Programming
  • Great American Smoke Out
  • Kiss Me I'm Smoke Free
  • Butts & BBQ
  • Alcohol Responsibility Week
  • Be-Wiser Campaign
  • Black Out with Us
  • Wellness Wednesdays with Fresh Ideas
  • Late night pool parties
  • Most of Us - Make Healthy Choices
  • Sexual Responsibility and Healthy Relationships Week
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