Wellness Ambassadors

What are Wellness Ambassadors?:

Wellness Ambassadors are a group of students from various majors who help promote health and well being on the Southern Miss campus.  Wellness Ambassadors are leaders with skills and talents that assist professional health educators in designing, promoting, and participating in health events and campaigns on campus. 

 

Requirements:

  • Complete CHS 490
  • Attend bi-weekley meetings
  • Volunteer a minimum of 20-25 hours a semester (this includes planning sessions, presentations, health programs, and promotional activities)
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

 

Duties:

  • Design, organize, and participate in campus-wide awareness activities and health education programming
  • Design and present outreach programs
  • Staff informational tables
  • Design and distribute flyers, brochures, and other promotional materials
  • Lead discussions about health topics with peers in a non judgmental way by providing facts, not personal opinion
  • Provide resources for students to obtain further information or help with a certain health topic
  • Act as a positive role model for living a healthy lifestyle
  • Promote the Southern Miss mission of Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies

 

Benefits of being a Wellness Ambassadors:

  • Gain extensive knowledge about various health concerns affecting college students including alcohol, sexual health, sexual assault, nutrition, fitness, body image, stress, depression and healthy relationships.
  • Become part of a highly skilled, diverse team of students committed to providing accurate, nonjudgmental college-health information to the Southern Miss community.
  • Obtain academic credit through training.
  • Develop teaching, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills.
  • Become a recognized member of the Student Health Center volunteer staff.
  • Have an opportunity to contribute significantly to the growth of the Peer Health Education program.
  • Receive a scholarship after one semester of involvement

 

To apply to be a Wellness Ambassador you must complete an online application

 

Applications for Fall 2014 are due March 31st. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline

 

For more information on becoming a Wellness Ambassador, contact the Office of Health Promotion at 266-5266 or email jodi.ryder@usm.edu