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Health Promotion - Helping create a healthier campus to enhance student success

Get Involved: Become a Peer Health Educator (PHE)

SDSU Peer Health Educators (PHEs) actively promote health and wellness on campus. PHEs gain training and education about health issues relevant to the SDSU population and effective methods to communicate health information to their peers.

PHEs assist the Health Promotion Department with outreach events and present dynamic workshops to students and the campus community on a variety of topics that affect the everyday lives of our students.

Health topics include:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Nutrition and healthy eating on campus
  • Sexual health
  • Dating violence
  • Violence prevention (FratMANers)

Qualifications for involvement:

  • Have completed 60 units or working toward 60 units during your first semester as a PHE
  • Ability to commit  to a minimum of 2 consecutive semesters to the PHE Program before graduating (one semester for training and at least one for active participation in the program)
  • Completion of a successful PHE interview
  • Earned a passing grade in the PHE program training course

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How to apply

Interested in becoming an SDSU Peer Health Educator?  Just download and complete the PHE application, then submit it to the Health Promotion Office, Suite 3201 in Calpulli Center (map).

You can also pick up an application in our office or contact us for more details at (619) 594-4133 or

  • If you applying to become a PHE for next semester, note that priority will be given to applicants who completed application forms before finals week. 

group photo of the Peer Health Educators

Title IX compliance

San Diego State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and we are committed to ensuring that sexual violence stops on our campus and in the broader society. [read more about title IX]

Become a PHE

The Peer Health Education (PHE) Program teaches student volunteers to educate their peers about important health issues, challenges students to examine their values, and introduces skills to help students feel more empowered to stay healthy.

Photo: Closeup of SDSU students outdoors on campus