Peers educating peers: healthy living at PSU

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Date
5/2/2019
Keywords
Student Showcase of Research & Engagement Spring 2019
Authors
Wacht, Sydney
Wang, Kelsey
Description
Peer leaders worked with eleven students to lead small groups of students using a health and wellness curriculum (HealthyCARE® by Genavix, LLC). This pilot project was used to increase student's knowledge, awareness and implementation of health promotion skills and behaviors that reinforce the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. This pilot project engaged students weekly and individually, in a collaborative approach to deliver education on nutrition, fitness and total well-being practices to promote healthy behaviors in college students in an open and creative environment. Peer health coaches support like- minded students individually in realizing their own wellness goals through a positive, strengths-focused approach. This project is aligned with Healthy PSU's overarching goal of becoming one of the healthiest campus in the nation by 2020.
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