Peer Health Education
The Peer Health Education Program is a University work-study program that focuses on delivering up-to-date relevant information to our students from our students.
The peer health educators are made up of a diverse group of students who are educated in an array of wellness topics, including alcohol and drug use, smoking cessation, body image, nutrition, fitness, disease prevention and high risk behaviors. We sponsor and participate in health awareness campaigns and events for students in all areas of the health spectrum while having fun.
What We Do
We are leaders and are responsible for running interactive and fun events for the St. Joseph’s student body. As students we are the voice of the Center and all the services available. We also offer workshops on relevant health issues upon request.
The mission of the program is to deliver holistic health promotion programs and support to students at St. Joseph's University, New York Long Island Campus through peer education. We strive to create a higher education environment that is supportive and encourages positive health promotion
The peer education program offers opportunities for the individual student and collective student body to grow through a variety of diverse experiences that are challenging, rewarding and meaningful. Through educational workshops and programs, the program complements and supports promoting student learning and critical thinking. The program is supported through a collaborative effort from on and off-campus members of the community interested in offering help, information and support to St. Joseph's University students.
If you are interested in becoming a peer health educator, or have more questions, check out our PHE Portal Page, or please contact:
Alexandra Peraino, MHS
Assistant Director of Wellness