If you are interested in promoting health on campus, gaining practical experience in the health care field or helping your fellow Matadors, The Klotz Student Health Center has many opportunities to get involved. There’s even the possibility of earning class credit. Below, you’ll find a number of organizations to join and opportunities to participate in.
Clinical Access Shadowing Experience (C.A.S.E)
CASE (Clinical Access Shadowing Experience) provides an opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health and medical fields to observe, shadow, and participate in clinic services at the Klotz Student Health Center.
CASE allows participants to work with health care providers to develop communication and technical skills vital to career development. The skills include patient intake interviews, monitoring of vital signs, escorting, and an introduction to the internal function of a healthcare facility.
The program requires a 20-hour commitment for the semester and completion of all required forms. One mandatory orientation/skills training session is required for all students accepted into the program. Participants must choose one training (see below) to be held on Tuesday (08/29/2023) OR Wednesday (08/30/2023). Also, proof of current TB clearance is required BEFORE the start of clinical hours. Immunizations for Covid-19 are strongly encouraged. Details for compliance will be given upon acceptance to the program.
Applications for Fall Semester will be closed when available slots are full. Applicants will be notified by CSUN email when their application is accepted. Orientation information will be sent prior to the training on 09/05/2023. Thank you for your interest in CASE!
Program Coordinator: Shirley Navarro, RNP
Thank you for your interest! All positions for the Fall 2023 semester have been filled. Applications for Spring 2024 will be available the first week of December 2023.
Student Health Advisory Committee
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the director of the Klotz Student Health Center to help identify student needs as well as develop, implement and refine services to meet those needs. SHAC is the student voice of the Klotz Student Health Center. SHAC acts as an advisory board to the health center staff while communicating the opinions and needs of the CSUN campus. For more information or if you’d like to join the committee, please e-mail Gabriella.Nguyen@csun.edu.
SHAC member responsibilities include:
- Assessing health center programs to ensure student needs are met
- Recommending policy changes to better meet student needs
- Attending regular monthly meetings during the academic year
Membership in SHAC allows you to:
- Develop leadership and communication skills
- Help to improve the quality of student life through better health
- Network with other campus leaders
SHAC Membership Requirements:
- Currently enrolled CSUN student.
- Ability to attend monthly in-person meetings.
- Interested in supporting the needs of CSUN student health.
All majors and class levels are welcome to serve on the committee.
If you are interested in joining SHAC, please complete the SHAC Membership form.
SHAC is currently accepting nominations for committee chair for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are interested in the chair position, please submit a SHAC Chair Nomination form.
Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Education
Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Education at the Klotz Student Health Center provides valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth. Peer health educators make presentations in classes and participate in campus-wide outreach activities. By participating in the program, you will develop expertise about the specific health needs of CSUN students such as reproductive health and substance use issues, as well as learn skills in public speaking, program development and more.
The Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educators are CSUN students who are committed to the health and wellness of the campus community. The program strives to promote experiences characterized by education that enhances understanding of risk-reduction, behavior change and well-being. Peer Educators are trained and charged to effectively engage and educate the CSUN campus community through workshops, presentations, and campus outreach.
- Stress Management
- Sleep Hygiene
- Time Management
- Sexual & Reproductive Health
- Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
- Healthy Eating
- Cold & Flu Prevention
Applications for the 2023-2024 are closed. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in Spring 2024.
Matadors4Wellness peer health educators participate in a mandatory, 40-hour summer training to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to lead workshops and participate in outreach events. In addition to college health topics, peer educators also receive certifications in the following areas:
Certified Peer Educator Training (CPE)
Matadors4Wellness Peer Educators are Certified Peer Educators (CPE) through the NASPA BACCHUS Initiative. The CPE training program is a 12-hour curriculum culminating in a certifying examination requiring an 80% score for certification. CPE training ensures that students develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed to be an effective peer educator.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
Students are in the best position to address drinking behaviors among their peers. They are close to the situation and understand the culture on their campuses. TIPS develops students' social skills and gives specific information for detecting when friends have had too much to drink or are getting into trouble with alcohol. Peer Educators learn specific strategies and skills for intervening in alcohol-related situations that may develop on campus.
What do former peer educators have to say about the program?
"It has given me the chance to mentor people my age which I feel can be a little harder than talking to those younger than you and that translates into my personal life and talking to my friends about their health decisions" ~2018-2019 Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educator
"There is a lack of awareness that students have about the resources available to them, it was great experience educating students about the resources available to them and actually seeing them take advantage of the opportunities the Klotz Student Health Center offers." ~2018-2019 Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educator
"It has given me the chance to be enlightened and enlighten others in the csun community. One of the most easiest and priceless ways of giving back. I’m so grateful for being a health advocate and this is exactly what this programs helps me achieve." ~2018-2019 Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educator
Do you have questions about the Matadors4Wellness Peer Education Program?
Contact Valerie Ipatzi at (818) 677-6665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health Academic Internships
Klotz Health Promotion offers undergraduate and graduate level Public Health internships designed to help students gain hands-on experience in the field. Internship projects focus on college health topics identified in the National College Health Assessment, as well individual student interests, and programming within the Klotz Student Health Center’s scope of practice.
Responsibilities may include:
- Conducting virtual health & wellness workshops for the CSUN community. Topics include stress and sleep management; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and other college health and wellness topics.
- Create health education materials (e.g. flyers, presentations)
- Planning and implementing campus outreach activities
- Developing health education content for social media (e.g. posts, short videos)
- Assisting with evaluation and data analysis (e.g. SPSS, Excel)
- Providing input and support on various projects at the health center, and completing other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Currently enrolled in the Public Health program and related internship class
- Ability to commit to a full semester(undergraduate) or one full academic year (graduate)
- Availability to work a regular weekday schedule with occasional evenings and weekends
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
How to apply:
Applications are currently closed for Fall 2023.
If you would like more information about Public Health Internship positions at the Klotz Student Health Center, contact Gabriella Nguyen, Gabriella.Nguyen@csun.edu or (818) 677-3685.
Please visit the SHC Health Promotion and Wellness Programs and Services to read more about our public health academic internships.