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UHS Is Looking For Student Ambassadors For New ‘Healthy Penn State’ Initiative

University Health Services (UHS) is looking for student ambassadors to participate in its new initiative, Healthy Penn State. The deadline for students to apply is December 5, and details about the application process can be found here.

According to the website, Healthy Penn State ambassadors will serve as role models for healthy behaviors and will work with UHS to share information about health issues. The official description of the initiative reads:

“Healthy Penn State is a holistic approach to promoting well-being that encourages the development and maintenance of a sound body, mind, and spirit. The aim is to improve the academic success of students by enhancing behaviors that promote health and reduce the incidence of behaviors that negatively impact the welfare of students.”

The mission of the initiative is to “increase awareness among students about the connection between wellness and academic outcomes, promote positive attitudes toward healthy behaviors, educate students about healthy behaviors for nutrition, physical activity, sleep and stress, and promote health-focused resources on campus.”

Some of the benefits of becoming a Healthy Penn State ambassador include a chance to build a professional network, work closely with health promotion staff, develop leadership skills, and enhance your resume. Some ambassadors may be responsible for sharing information about health issues with students during informal interactions, participating in UHS outreach events, handing out HPS promotional materials to students, acting as a liaison for HPS within an organization/club, and promoting healthy behaviors in a number of ways, including through social media.

If you’re a nutrition student in dire need of a resume booster, becoming a Healthy Penn State ambassador may be your next move.

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Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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