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Healthy Penn State, a campaign led by Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW), promotes a holistic approach to well-being. Healthy Penn State encourages the development and maintenance of a sound body, mind, and spirit. Healthy Penn State ambassadors are a group of student volunteers who help promote the campaign as well as other wellness programs, services and resources at University Park.

Healthy Penn State Campaign is designed to
  • Increase awareness among students about the connection between wellness and academic success 

  • Promote positive attitudes toward healthy behaviors 

  • Encourage healthy behaviors

  • Promote health-focused resources on campus
Benefits of becoming a Healthy Penn State ambassador
  • Be a valuable health resource for your friends and peers 

  • Promote health and wellness programs and services at Penn State 

  • Build friendships and your professional network 

  • Work closely with health promotion staff 

  • Develop leadership skills 

  • Enhance your resume 

What do Healthy Penn State ambassadors do?
  • Promote, and participate in wellness activities. 

  • Expand the reach of Health Promotion and Wellness by sharing information about campus wellness resources. 

  • Share Healthy Penn State social media content to promote wellness services and programs. 

Training

The training will address health issues relevant to the college population and the resources available at University Park. In addition, the training will cover goals and expectations of an ambassador, and health topics including nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress. 

Time Commitment

Healthy Penn State ambassadors must be able to commit to at least one semester of service. The requirements include: 

  • Attend the mandatory five-hour training 

  • Attend weekly meetings 

  • Volunteer for one to three hours per week by assisting with various HPW wellness initiatives 

How to Apply

Recruitment will take place tentatively Fall 2021.

1. Complete the online application by September 3, 2021 (will become available on August 23). You will be required to provide the name, email address and phone number of a current/former employer, advisor or instructor who will complete a recommendation form on your behalf. We will email the individual a form which they must complete by September 15, 2021. 

2. Submit one copy of your unofficial (advising) transcript by September 3, 2021. 

  1. Drop it off in 001P or 020 IM Building or
  2. Scan and email a copy to promotinghealth@psu.edu or
  3. Mail it to Health Promotion and Wellness, 20 Intramural Building, University Park, PA 16802

Applicants will be notified of their status by September 10, 2021. Interviews will take place September 15-17, 2021. Interviewees will be notified of their status by September 21, 2021. If you are accepted as an ambassador, you must accept or decline by September 24, 2021.