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March 23, 2016

WellCAT Ambassadors accepting applications for fall 2016

Submitted by Jenny Yuen

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The WellCAT Ambassadors program is a peer education program that functions under Lafene Health Center. Students who are interested can fill out an application online. Applications will be accepted through April 15 for fall 2016.

The Health Promotion staff will review the applications and select students to interview. Upon acceptance, students enroll in the course, Interaction and Guidance for the Paraprofessional, for the WellCAT Ambassadors program. The course is available for one to three credit hours or noncredit, and helps prepare students to be peer educators through discussions, lectures, readings and interactive exercises.

The course is intended as an academic exploration of social health and wellness concerns pertinent to the college student population. It seeks to develop the peer educator's knowledge of nutrition and fitness, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, time management, stress and sleep. In addition, the course will focus on learning presentation and program development skills, as well as emphasize different dimensions of wellness.

Students are expected to assume roles of responsibility and leadership in supporting and empowering fellow K-State students to make informed healthy decisions. Students will demonstrate high standards for academic accomplishment and presume knowledge of and respect for university resources, policies and procedures.

Find more information or submit an application online

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