Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators

PHEs are here to support all of your holistic wellness needs, from navigating a difficult class to finding your ideal means of self-care. Stop by their office hours to learn more about what they do and how they can help you thrive during your time at Scripps. No question should be left unanswered! We hope to see you soon.

What we Offer

  • Wellness workshops and events
  • Student training
  • Resources on health topics that focus on the eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, occupational, environmental, social, financial, intellectual, and spiritual.

Our Goals

To increase students knowledge of the impact of diet, lifestyle, physical activity, stress, substances, sleep, and mental health on living well. We promote health and wellness at Scripps by developing programs on:

  • Nutrition
  • Sexual Health
  • Alcohol
  • Substance Use
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep
  • Body Image

Current Programs

De-Stress Thursday’s

Every Thursday evening students may stop by the Field House to enjoy de-stressing activities led by our student peer health educators! This program allows students the opportunity to take a break from their hectic lives and be with friends in a fun de-stressing environment, where they may gather the coping skills needed to deal with stress. Some activities include meditation, guided muscle relaxation, watercolor painting, DIY slime, and more!

Chest Casting

Every October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and to promote body positivity, the PHE’s host their annual Chest Casting event! Students are invited to stop by the Field House to make a cast of their chest in a body positive environment. In addition, students are given instruction on how to administer a breast self-exam by practicing on a BSE Model, which features palpable lumps that teach fingers how to locate potential abnormalities, as well as non-palpable lumps that can be seen with a penlight only, underscoring the importance of mammography.

Friday Tabling

Throughout the semester, PHE’s table at Malott every other Friday during lunch to provide students with various health education topics. From educating students on alcohol pouring skills to the importance of a good night’s rest, PHE’s work to provide engaging and fun activities for their fellow students.