Health Promotion and Wellness is seeking candidates for HealthWorks peer educators
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Health and Wellness Promotion is looking to recruit students for HealthWorks, a peer education and outreach program that promotes wellness at University Park.
Students in HealthWorks share health information and encourage healthy behaviors by organizing individual wellness services, educational workshops and awareness raising activities. The mission of the program is to:
- Increase awareness and knowledge of various health issues
- Encourage students to adopt healthy behaviors
- Provide information on health resources to students
- Host individual wellness services
- Advocate for a Healthy Penn State Community
To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled until the fall semester 2022 or later. Students who graduate before December 2022 are not eligible. A complete application must be submitted no later than Friday March 5.
Successful applicants must complete a three-credit course covering health behavior theory, health promotion strategies, and health issues relevant to the college population. These courses are offered by the Department of Biobehavioural Health in the fall semester with no prerequisites required. After completing the training course, students will earn one credit per semester through the Department of Biobehavioural Health.
Benefits of joining HealthWorks include opportunities to develop leadership skills, work closely with health promotion professionals, collaborate with other groups of students, and create resume.
“HealthWorks gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in my career field, while strengthening my personal skills and connecting with the Penn State campus community,” said Megan Brunermer, Nutritional Sciences graduate. .
For more information, visit the HealthWorks web page.