What are Wellness Peer Educators?
Wellness Peer Educators (WPE's) are a student-based group that designs and implements health education programs and events for the UW-Whitewater campus community. WPE's are trained to provide presentations and coordinate campus outreach events on a variety of health topics. Each WPE will be expected to specialize in at least one area of expertise (Alcohol, Other Drug & Tobacco; Mental Health (Stress & Anxiety); Sexual Health or Sexual Violence Prevention).
What do Wellness Peer Educators Do?
WPE's are involved in a number of educational and outreach activities on campus. These activities include: classroom presentations on specific health topics, participation in campus-wide wellness events, lead workshops, conduct outreach in the Residence Halls and Greek Life as well as other clubs and organizations, and much more. It is great experience for those seeking careers in public health, health education, health promotion, communications, education, etc.
Training will take place the week prior to the start of classes. Additional training will take place throughout the semester during weekly meetings.
Who can become a Wellness Peer Educator?
All students interested in educating the UW-W campus community about health and wellness are encouraged to apply. Students must be in good academic standing, complete an application and attend an interview. Applications are due by April 15th, 2017.