Get Involved as a Peer Health Educator

Posted On March 21, 2017
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Are you interested in public health? Do you want experience providing health programming to other students on campus? Student Health Promotion offers students the opportunity to work directly with students in the Peer Health Educator Program. As a peer health educator, students work with Student Health Promotion staff and fellow educators to create health-related programming, participate in throwing events across all campuses as well as gaining valuable work experience for their careers.

Student Health Promotion events primarily focus on the following programs: alcohol and other drugs, health and safety, healthy nutrition, healthy sexuality, goal planning and violence prevention. Constant outreach provided by Student Health Promotion educators and volunteers helps inform thousands of students each year of ways to improve their health and well-being.

From the moment I decided to pursue a master’s degree at Georgia State University, I was eager to find an assistantship that would ease the burden of tuition cost. Ironically enough, I ran into a position with Student Health Promotion at my new student orientation. Once I was told I received the job, I was not aware of how much of a learning and growing experience was in store for me. Working with Student Health Promotion has given me the honor to serve and educate students with both similar and different lifestyles, all the while learning from them along the way. The goal oriented mindset of myself and the peer health educators to help our fellow students is always a collective effort. Our team here at Student Health Promotion has been able to persevere through challenges because at the end of day, we enjoy helping our peers live healthier lives that can benefit them for a lifetime. I am very appreciative of being part of Student Health Promotion and I am looking forward to what the future holds.

~ Aaron Muirhead

Students interested in becoming a peer health educator or graduate assistant for Student Health Promotion should contact the health educator at 404-413-1577 or by email.