Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
The SHAC is a group of students who advise the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Director of the Student Health Center on health-related issues, and on how the Student Health Center functions, the services it provides, operating procedures, and personnel selection.
SHAC members have the opportunity to gain and enhance leadership skills and may receive a letter of recommendation when they have finished their time of service. SHAC also does events that help educate students about health and is interested in getting feedback from students about the Health Center and its services.
The Health & Wellness Promotion Department has been an integral part of Student Health Services since 1978. All Health Education programs provide direct client services, health information, literature, referral, outreach and special events. Our goal in Health Education is:
- To enhance student health status and respond to student health needs through the use of educational programs, strategies and materials.
- To expand the role of the SHC to be an educational learning site as well as a health care facility.
- To offer students an opportunity to function as peer health educators under the supervision of professional Health Education staff.
The Health & Wellness Promotion Department offers student internships in the following content areas:
- Active Minds
- Alcohol and Violence
- Sexuality & Reproductive Health
Internships are designed as an academic related learning activity and provide an opportunity to:
- Expand one's health knowledge
- Earn academic units
- Explore working in the health field
- Be part of a health education team
- Enhance communication, teaching, group process skills
- Help fellow students/peers
- Develop and provide educational presentations
- Participate in outreach activities which would develop and/or enhance skills in publicity, public relations, and in planning and implementing educational programs or special events.
- Have fun
- Interest in health education and college health issues
- Two-semester commitment
- Completion of summer assignment
- Attendance at weekly staff inservice meetings
- Attendance at two-day training program
- Able to perform student intern job duties and be accountable by adhering to Health Center policies and Program Supervisor.
- This program may be taken for 1-3 units per semester. Each unit equals approximately 3 hours per week. Units may be earned through Interdisciplinary (ID) 195A or through an academic department arranged by you.
If I Am Interested, What do I do now?
- Check back on this website in April to download our applications.
Who do I call if I have questions or need more information
Feel free to contact any of the Health Education Department Program Managers at 278-5422.