Health Education


Are You Interested in Joining Our Team? Here are the Facts!

The Peer Health Advocates are a group of trained student peer educators employed by the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center (CHWC).  Consistent with the mission of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center, Peer Health Advocates are trained to develop, promote, and provide health related outreach programming to enhance the physical and emotional health of WPU students.

The Peer Health Advocates offer their services to students through educational workshops, theatrical presentations, tabling events, collaborating with campus clubs and organizations and hosting substance free events. 

 Our Mission & Objectives:

The Peer Health Advocate program supports the mission of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center to enhance the physical and emotional health of students by: 

  • Promoting education and awareness of the services provided by the CHWC
  • Providing training and outreach programming that promote healthy lifestyle choices and self care
  • Acting as liaisons on behalf of the CHWC to campus life and the greater WPU campus community
  • Developing educational programming based on the assessed health and wellness needs of the WPU student community
  • Evaluating our programs to ensure quality, effectiveness and utilization

Qualifications for Employment: 

  • Achievement of a 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, public speaking experience a plus
  • Competence in the use of various social media tools and presentation technology, i.e. Power Point, Prezi
  • Demonstrate self motivation and a positive attitude towards learning and team work
  • The ability to provide evening and occasional weekend program coverage
  • A record of no incidents of being held responsible for violations of the WPU Student Code of Conduct

Job Requirements:  

  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 minimum for each semester.
  • Must obtain a CPE (Certified Peer Educator) within the first year from date of hire
  • Be an effective role model for students
  • Commit a minimum of five hours a week to the program
  • Attend weekly team meetings for 1.5 hours during common hour
  • Attend ongoing training in health related topics to update knowledge content and skills as assigned.
  • Be willing to collaborate on projects promoting health education with other campus groups as assigned.
  • Demonstrate proficient competency of public speaking, health education and interactive facilitation skills

All questions and applications can be sent directly to Daisy Rodriguez, Associate Director, at

Promoting Health and Wellness Education

The Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center's Wellness, along with the Peer Health Advocates provide training, programming, and online education on health and wellness topics throughout the year. Other CHWC staff also assist in facilitating workshops on mental health, nutrition, physical activity and other health topics. Please contact us if you are interested in a training/workshop for your organization/residence hall/class by emailing 

Stay tuned for online events sponsored by the Peer Health Advocates.

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