WPE Programs & Services

Certified Peer Educator Presentations

Wellness Promotion & Education (WPE), upon request, may provide educational presentations and workshops. WPE requires a minimum of two weeks' notice and may not be able to fulfill all program requests. Please note that all presentations are provided by BACCHUS certified Wellness Peer Educators or a professional Health Educator.  For a list of topics offered, please refer to the Wellness Catalog in the next section. If you are a student interested in applying for the peer educator program, please click here

Click here to complete a request for a WPE program presentation or tabling event. If you need additional assistance completing this form or have questions regarding our programs and services, please contact WPE at (805) 437-3521, by email at wpe@csuci.edu or visit us on campus in Arroyo Hall 115. 

Wellness Catalog

A list of current wellness presentation and workshop topics are listed below. Please contact WPE if you would like to request a subtopic or a topic not listed. 

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD)
    • Contains information on the risks of heavy drinking, the various forms of smoking tobacco, signs of addiction, and how to avoid the dangers of substance abuse. Also covers California's Good Samaritan Law and how to assist a person experiencing alcohol poisoning.
  • Healthy Eating (Nutrition 101)
    • Includes topics such as composition of food, food groups, recipes, how food influences and interacts with the body, body positivity, and campus resources.
  • Safer Sex & Condom Sense (Sexual Health)
    • Provides comprehensive educational information on topics such as defining sexual health, gender identity, local and national statistics of sexual health practices, consent, contraceptives, strategies for safer sex, and campus resources.
  • Sleep Hygiene
    • Focuses on the stages of sleep, how lack of sleep affects your academic and work performance, sleep disorders, benefits and types of napping, and some tips for a good night’s sleep.
  • Stress Less & Mindfulness
    • Covers the different types of stress, signs and symptoms of stress, time management tools, tips and resources, mindfulness strategies, and an interactive group activity.
  • Financial Wellness
    • Educates students on how to budget, understanding student loans and debt, tips on becoming financially well, and campus resources.
  • Kognito (Suicide Prevention)
    • Promotes our free online training module, At-Risk Kognito, which educates students on suicide prevention. It also contains topics on mental health, the benefits and features of Kognito, as well as step-by-step instructions on completing the course.
  • Being Well at CI (General Wellness)
    • Combines key aspects of our other wellness presentations in order to educate students on achieving overall wellness here at CI. There will also be information on the various programs and services that Wellness Promotion & Education (WPE) has to offer.
  • Overview of Wellness Services at CI
    • Provides information on multiple CI services that assist in improving students’ overall wellbeing. The services include Student Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Disability Accommodations & Support Services (DASS), Campus Recreation, and Wellness Promotion & Education (WPE).
  • Helping Students of Concern: How to Recognize & Refer (Active Bystander Training)
    • The goal and purpose of this presentation is to recognize the warning signs of distress, disruptive and threatening behaviors, gain tools and strategies for responding to such behaviors, and learn how to report behaviors of concern. This is the only presentation that will always be facilitated by a CAPS clinician or a CARE team member. 

SMART Goals

Do you have a wellness goal that you would like to achieve? Make an appointment to meet one-on-one with a Certified Wellness Peer Educator to begin working on your goals today! 

SMART Goals is a free program offered to increase student success in achieving health and wellness goals. SMART is a mnemonic acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Bound. CI students can meet with a Certified Wellness Peer Educator who will use the SMART Goals framework to assist in identifying and strategizing an achievement plan and will provide mentorship throughout the process.  Examples of goals include:

  • eating healthier
  • sleeping more or less
  • improving time management skills
  • exercising more or learning new workouts
  • managing spending habits
  • and more!

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.* To make an appointment, call (805) 437-3521 or visit us in Arroyo Hall 115. Must present student ID at time of appointment. 

*Hours and appointment availability are subject to change. Current hours of operation can be found by clicking here.

Massage Chairs

According to CI's 2016 National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) data report, the top academic impediment to CI students was stress, with 48.4% of students rating their overall stress level as “more than average” to “tremendous."  In order to address this concern, WPE implemented a Massage Chair relaxation program to reduce student stress. Studies have shown that massage therapy alleviates symptoms of stress, improves sleep quality, and can even boost your immune system.

WPE has 5 Infinity Massage Chairs located on the 1st floor of Arroyo Hall in Room 115. These massage chairs are free to use for all CI students, staff, and faculty. Upon your first visit to the chairs, a WPE staff member will provide a brief orientation regarding the procedures and functions. Massage chair sessions are limited to 20 minutes and can be used once per day. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.* All students must present student ID before each session.

*Hours are subject to change. Current hours of operation can be found by clicking here.

Dolphin Pantry

The Dolphin Pantry is located on the first floor of Arroyo Hall and is open Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. The Dolphin Pantry provides free food and hygiene items to students in need. Students can also receive information and assistance about CalFresh when visiting the pantry. For more information about the pantry, please visit https://www.csuci.edu/basicneeds/food-security.htm or call (805) 437-3521.