Peer Health Education


About Peer Health Education

Peer Health Educators are role models, educators, advocates, teamates and friends. CHEW's nationally certified  Peer Health Educators (PHE's) are trained leaders and agents of change, working to promote individual well-being and a healthy campus community!

Team members design and implement campus-wide health promotion campaigns and programs on alcohol and other drugs, stress management, self-care, mindfulness, sleep, nutrition and other relevant health & wellness topics. Classroom presentations, outdoor events, and "pop-up" giveaway promotions, including our famous Wellness Wagon, are just a few ways our team promotes health in mind, body and spirit. 

Join us at our annual team events including: Royal T.A.P.S., Glow & Flow Late Night Yoga, The Fitness Challenge, Depression Screenings, Alcohol Awareness Week, Study Smoothly Smoothie Giveaway, and Stress Less Week(s) before Finals! 

Want to become part of our Peer Health Education Team?

Peer Health Educator recruitment and selection takes place during the Spring semester each year. Information sessions will be offered in February prior to when applications are due. We seek students who are looking for a hands-on leadership experience and are passionate about health and wellness. All majors are encouraged to apply!   

Applications for the 2019-20 Peer Health Educator Team will be available in March 2020. Click here for more information.

For more information or questions, please contact chew@scranton.edu

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Here's what current PHEs have to say:

"I love being a PHE leader because I have really bonded with my fellow team members and created fun campus-wide health events. PHE has helped me develop my leadership skills and showed me how important it is to ask for help, and be productive when demands are high." - Mariah '17

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"I like being a PHE because I enjoy interacting with students and teaching them about health and wellness. I also love feeling like Oprah when I pass out free items during wellness wagons. Internally I'm like, "you get a stress ball, and you get a stress ball. You all  get stress balls!" - Leandra '18

"I chose to become a PHE because it was a great opportunity to become a part of a leadership team that shared my love of health. Being a PHE has not only provided me with a unique skill set and a great experience, but it has also allowed me to meet a group of amazing individuals that have become family." - Nick '18