Healthy Noles are trained Peer Health Educators who make a positive impact on campus health and wellness through campus events, presentations and discussions with peers. Healthy Noles also have the opportunity to advocate for student health while working closely with Health Promotion staff. Members of Healthy Noles develop competency in public speaking, program development and public health knowledge.
Healthy Noles members receive extensive education and training through a 3-credit hour course, Concepts in Peer Health Advocacy. This course discusses the scope and depth of current health issues on college campuses, examines philosophy and theoretical models of peer education and peer advocacy and strengthens student understanding of prevention and programs. Other topic areas that are covered include alcohol, tobacco, sexual violence, nutrition, fitness, sexual health and eating disorders. The course is offered in fall and spring semesters. In order to register for the course, search HUN4905 (undergraduates) or HSC5930 (graduates).
If you have completed the Concepts in Peer Health Advocacy course and would like to join Healthy Noles or have any questions please contact the Health Promotion Office Coordinator, Kaitlyn Barningham or call 850.644.8871.