Peers Understanding, Listening, Supporting, Educating (PULSE) is a nationally awarded Peer Health Education program that supports the health and wellbeing of all Cal Poly students. The program is comprised of five teams, each dedicated to a specific area of education: Sexual Wellbeing (EROS), Mental Wellbeing (REAL), Nutrition and Fitness (HEAT), Wellness Promotion (POW), and Alcohol & Cannabis and Other Drug Education (ACOD). Every student volunteer is professionally trained and a Certified Peer Educator through NASPA.
PULSE is a collaborative effort among student-led teams that each serve an active role in seeking to achieve a balanced, thriving campus at Cal Poly. We strive to promote healthy lifestyle management through an intersectional lens by empowering students with knowledge, skills, and resources to achieve holistic well-being for themselves and their community. Our primary goal is to develop programming that is fun, safe, supportive, interactive, and educational that reaches the entire campus community regardless of background or identity.
Collaborate with Us
Faculty, staff, and the campus community can request an educational presentation by one of our peer-led teams during the academic school year. Submit a presentation request by filling out the Presentation Request Form. Your completed form will be sent to the Wellbeing Services email. Contact us!
Submit a Presentation Request
Faculty, staff, and the campus community can request an educational presentation by one of our teams during the academic school year.
You are also welcome to call, email, or stop by our office within the lower level of the Health Center (27-10) with any questions.
Submit a Presentation Request by filling out the Presentation Request Form.
Your completed form will be sent to the Wellbeing email.
Make an appointment with a PULSE Coach
Interested in speaking with a peer? Schedule a 1:1 consultation today with one of our trained peer coaches.
Be a part of the team!
PULSE, under Campus Health & Wellbeing department within Student Affairs, promotes healthy behaviors and wellness among all members of the Cal Poly community. PULSE Peer Educators and Peer Coaches are volunteers (unpaid) that receive training to become nationally certified Peer Educators. They are involved in a five-quarter track program beginning in Spring 2021, followed by four-quarters of hands-on health education and health promotion experience. PULSE consist of topic-specific workshops, presentations, coaching sessions, and tabling outreach and education to the Cal Poly campus. The topics include:
Physical Health (Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, & Body Positivity)
Sexual Health (STI Education and Prevention, Safe Sex-Practices, & Healthy Relationships)
Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs (Education & Prevention)
Mental Wellbeing (Stress, Sleep, & Stigma)
Recovery (Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery and Support)
Wellness Promotion (Immunizations, Safety, & On-Campus Outreach)
Campus Health & Wellbeing Resources
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