Wellness Peer Educator Program

Are you interested in getting involved on campus? 
Do you have an interest in wellness and health-related issues? 
Do you want to learn how to be a campus leader and role model?

Then the CI Wellness Peer Education Program is for you!

Apply for the Wellness Peer Educator Program

Wellness Promotion & Education accepts applications from all majors, class levels, and some positions are offered as a paid job opportunity!

  • Annual Recruitment Period: April through August. New recruits enter the program every fall semester. Applications received outside of this time frame will be saved for the next recruitment period.
  • Current Application Priority Consideration Date: August 1st, 2018

Wellness Peer Educators are part of a team of campus leaders that are committed to the health and wellness of the CI campus community. Wellness Peer Educators are trained and charged to effectively engage and educate the campus community through the use of a variety of outreach methods. Topics may include:

  • alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • stress management
  • mindfulness
  • sleep hygiene
  • healthy eating and nutrition
  • body image and body positivity
  • financial wellness
  • mental health and suicide prevention

CI Wellness Peer Educators are trained using the NASPA BACCHUS Initiatives Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training. The CPE training provides students with the following knowledge and skills needed to be an effective peer educator:

  • Understand the basics of prevention
  • Become a caring helper
  • Provide awareness of health and safety issues
  • Identify at-risk students and refer them to appropriate campus resources
  • Plan and implement educational programs and events
  • Increase their leadership abilities
  • Increase awareness of personal wellness
  • Teach team building

Peer Educator Testimonials

"I think to be a Wellness Peer Educator it is essential to be passionate about educating others, open to collaborating with others, and just overall an interest in always learning." - Cari Canales, Peer Educator (Class of 2018)

"I joined because I was unaware of many resources available to me as a student, and when WPE showed me just how much help there is out there for CI students, I wanted to promote this information to the community as much as possible." - Fernando Castaneda, Lead Peer Educator (Class of 2018)

"The most rewarding aspect of my job is learning about wellness topics and organizing outreach events with my fellow Peers about such topics. I also really enjoy the outreach presentations we create and present in order to educate our fellow peers by providing awareness about their overall health."  - Catherine Urbina, Peer Educator (Class of 2017)

"The program has enabled me to develop skills in event planning, public speaking, professionalism, and much more, which I can take with me to other work places and areas of education." - Naveena Rai, Peer Educator (Class of 2018)

For more information about the Wellness Peer Educator program please contact us at 805-437-3521 or WPE@csuci.edu