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Peer Health Education

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The Peer Health Education Team

Who we are: CHEW's team of Peer Health Educators are role models, educators, advocates, teammates 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! 


Apply to be a Peer Health Educator

Peer Health Educator recruitment takes place annually during the spring semester for the following year. 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!   

 Application Process (subject to change) 

  1. Complete an online application, which includes essay questions. Please take the time to comprehensively answer each question. 
  2. Submit a resume to chew@scranton.edu
  3. A limited number of applicants will be selected to receive an individual interview with the Director of CHEW and a Peer Health Educator Leader after online applications are reviewed. Unfortunately because of the large volume of applicants each year, we are not able to offer in-person interviews to every applicant. 
  4. Complete an in-person interview.  

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


Here's what current PHEs have to say:


“I love being a PHE because I get to be a part of a group of hardworking, friendly people who constantly push each other and everyone on campus to be healthier and happier. Being a PHE has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to develop as a leader and as a person.” – Cory ’20


“I joined PHE because of my passion for fostering happier and healthier lives . I love being a PHE because I have been able to work with incredible individuals and bond as a team while promoting health and wellness on our campus." - Julia '19

“I love being a part of CHEW as a PHE because I became friends with so many new people and we are such a close knit family. PHE has helped me improve my leadership skills and become a great advocate for bettering the lives of the U of S community through happier and healthier lifestyles.” - Andrew ‘20 
“I like being a PHE because you have the opportunity to be creative, thoughtful, and innovative. It’s really rewardding to see your ideas come to life and make an impact on campus. It’s also a lot of fun to run events and meet new people, all the while promoting a happier and healthier campus!” - Grace '20