Learn about Florida Poly’s PhE program

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between March 16, 2021 and March 22, 2021.

March 16, 2021

Peer Health Educators (PhE) are student leaders who help promote a healthy campus culture. PhEs participate in core student leadership training, as well as extended training on various college health issues:

  • Healthy living
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Self-care and stress reduction

PHEs will provide peer listening hours, facilitate workshops and student learning, and actively work to build positive social connections on campus.

These are the requirements to become a PhE:

  • One-year commitment with an average of 1–2 hours each week which includes:
    • Participate in spring 2021 training (approximately 5 hours), and summer 2021 student leader training.
    • Conducting outreach activities each semester.
    • Attending a bi-weekly group meeting.

Who should apply?

  • Students with a sincere interest in student health
  • Students who want to be involved on campus
  • Students interested in helping other students
  • Students who want to make a positive contribution to the campus culture.

How to get involved?

  1. Register for the program here.
  2. Join us for an initial meeting this month. Stay tuned!

Additional Resources:

  • BayCare Student Assistance Program: 800-878-5470
  • Peace River Center’s 24-hour Mobile Crisis Response Team in Lakeland: 863-519-3744
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

For more information, contact B. Joseph Porta.