The Health Promotion Department at University Health Services provides FSU students with opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. These hands-on opportunities and practical experience is designed to strengthen your understanding of Health Education/Health Promotion.
For information concerning volunteer, internship or assistantship positions please contact the Health Promotion Office at 850.644.8871.
Peer Health Education
Students with a special interest in health and wellness may join the Health Promotion team as a "peer health educator (PHE)." PHE’s receive training and experience in facilitating health education programs, motivating behavior change, and developing wellness or risk reduction initiatives. The peer education program is an extension of Health Promotion with collective goals and objectives. Peer health educators must be dependable, non-judgmental, motivated, and have the desire to help others while maintaining sensitivity and confidentiality. We also expect peer educators to be good role models for healthy lifestyles.
Peer education areas of focus will include:
- Nutrition & Fitness
- Minority health
- Sexual health
- Alcohol & Other Drugs
Expectations of Peer Health Educators:
- Advocate for health and wellness to all students on and off campus under the auspices of Healthy Campus 2010/2020
- Function as an extension of UHS’s Health Promotion department, assisting with collective goals and objectives
- Create & deliver sustainable outreach and prevention initiatives that allow for future students to continue and improve current programs
- Make healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices, eating and exercise habits and other high risk behaviors.
- Encourage their friends to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.
- Promote peer to peer strategies as effective tools in health and safety education and prevention programs.