Health Promotion and Wellness seeks applicants for HealthWorks peer educators

February 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Health Promotion and Wellness seeks to recruit students for HealthWorks, a peer education and outreach program that promotes well-being at University Park.

Students in HealthWorks share health information and encourage healthy behaviors by conducting one-on-one wellness services, educational workshops and outreach activities. The program’s mission is to:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of various health issues
  • Encourage students to engage in healthy behaviors
  • Provide information about health resources to students
  • Host one-on-one wellness services
  • Advocate for a healthy Penn State community

In order to be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled through the Fall 2022 semester or later. Students who are graduating prior to December 2022 are not eligible. A complete application must be submitted no later than Friday, March 5.

Accepted applicants must complete a three-credit class that addresses health behavior theory, health promotion strategies and health issues relevant to the college population. These classes are offered by the Biobehavioral Health department during the fall semester with no prerequisites required. After completing the training class, students will earn one credit per semester through the Biobehavioral Health department.

The benefits of joining HealthWorks include opportunities to build leadership skills, work closely with health promotion professionals, collaborate with other student groups, and an opportunity to build one’s resume.

“HealthWorks has given me the opportunity to get hands-on experience within my career field, while strengthening my personal skills and connecting me to the Penn State campus community," said Megan Brunermer, senior majoring in nutritional sciences.

For more information, visit the HealthWorks webpage.

Last Updated February 16, 2021