Description of Program: The HEALTH Works (Helping Establish a Lifestyle That Works) Peer Program is designed to increase student awareness of general wellness, stress management, time management, nutrition, physical fitness, body image & eating disorders. HEALTH Works peers provide presentations to classes, student organizations, residence halls, Greek organizations, and other campus groups. The HEALTH Works peers also participate in special events offered throughout campus including Love Your Body Month.
Training: Training is generally scheduled the week before Fall semester classes begin from 9am-5pm daily. Ongoing supervision and training is integrated into the program. Attendance of all training sessions is mandatory for the program.
Commitment: Peer Educators earn 3 credits for a one year commitment. The HEALTH works peer educator group meets weekly (attendance is mandatory) for 1 hour. Including the meeting time and presentations, a HEALTH works Peer Educator can expect to work an average of 3 - 5 hours each week.
Prerequisites: Previous relevant coursework and work or volunteer experience is helpful but not necessary. You must be available to attend training as well as weekly team meetings during the semester.
Application procedure: Applications are closed for the 2013-14 academic year.
Coordinator: Meghan Cohen
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