Certified Peer Health Educators & Volunteers


HealthyCards is the Health Education's student group. HealthyCards is made up of Certified Peer Health Educators and Volunteers serving the Lamar University and LIT community.

HealthyCards was founded on the belief that students can be highly effective in educating their peers' attitudes and beliefs about health and wellness-related topics.

 Want to join? Read below on how to get involved! 


How to Become a Certified Peer Health Educator

Applications: open in the fall for Peer Health Educators. Announcements are made via Instagram and the postings is located on the university job board. Interviews occur before leaving for the holiday break, and the position begins in February of the spring semester. The position can be held for 2 - 3 semesters, until graduation. Students work during the summer semester.

Scheduling: Your weekly schedule is flexible and is on an "as needed" basis, and can change semester-to-semester. You and the Assistant Director of Health Education will work together to set your schedule. You cannot work over 19.5 hours per week. 

Compensation: CPHE's are paid positions through the university. 


MANY reasons! As a Certified Peer Health Educator, you get to participate in scheduled training sessions with the Assistant Director of Health Education. Training sessions cover topics related to health, wellness, public health, and health education. Training sessions are broken up into bite-sized pieces over the course of the semester.

This training culminates in a test that allows you to become a Certified Peer Health Educator through

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Why is the certification a big deal?

Certified Peer Health Educators may have the opportunity to travel to the NASPA Peer Health Educator conferences to learn skills to better educate their peers on important health topics. Students who are CPE certified become better leaders, role models, activists, and team members. 

Not quite ready for CPE, but want to get involved?

You can still be a HealthyCard Volunteer all year long! Join us in volunteering for a number of causes throughout the year! 

Submit an inquiry to 

You will be asked to submit a short form that includes emergency contact information and some basic demographics, and will be added to our mailing list to help out at events like:

  • Out of the Darkness Walk with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Cards Against Drunk Driving
  • Cardinal View, New Student Orientation, and Admitted Students Day
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
  • Turkey Trot Race, Jingle Bell Run, and others with local run groups like Sea Rim Striders! 


Contact LU Health Education

Courtney Jackson, MPH, CHES
Assistant Director of Health Education

Jayna Bonnette, BS
Health Education Program Coordinator

Email | 409-880-8466

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