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.
Student Projects and Interviews
Students who are in need of health information, want to interview health center personnel or are working on journalism stories, student films, reports or presentations that require information or materials from the Klotz Student Health Center can contact Sharon Aronoff at (818) 677-6328.
Public Health Promotion Internship
The Klotz Student Health Center offers health promotion internships, designed to help students gain hands-on experience in the field. Internship projects will be based on the individual student's interests and the goals and needs of the Klotz Student Health Center.
Responsibilities may include:
- Staffing CSUN's Living Well Lounge
- Presenting or training on a variety of health topics, such as wellness and a healthy lifestyle, stress and sleep, or alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
- Creating content by writing short articles, developing presentations and making posters
- Planning and implementing outreach activities across campus
- Speaking to students and facilitating discussions
- Attending mandatory weekly meetings
- Completing other duties as assigned
Qualifications and requirements:
- Currently enrolled in the B.S. Public Health Promotion program and related internship class
- Ability to commit to a full semester, working approximately eight to nine hours per week
- Availability to work occasional evenings, weekends and attend workshops as needed
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher)
- Mandatory fall training: Three-day training in August
- Mandatory weekly meetings: fall and spring semesters
Clinical Access Shadowing Experience (C.A.S.E)
Clinical Access Shadowing Experience (C.A.S.E) provides an opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in health and medical fields to observe and shadow Klotz health care professionals and participate in clinic services at the Klotz Student Health Center.
C.A.S.E allows each student to work with health care providers to develop communication and technical skills. The skills include patient intake interviews, monitoring of vital signs, escorting and an introduction to the internal function of a health care facility. The program requires an orientation and skills training session, a 20-hour commitment for the semester and an exit interview.
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 send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHAC member responsibilities include:
- Assessing health center programs to ensure student needs are met
- Recommending policy changes to better meet student needs
- Administering and collecting information through patient surveys
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
Below, you’ll find useful documents that will provide more information about the Student Health Advisory Committee.
Alive and Well Peer Education
Alive and Well 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.
Other benefits of being a peer health educator include priority registration (spring semester), course credit, professional job skills development, leadership experience, resume building and networking. For more information, call (818) 677-6128.
Recruitment for academic year 2014-2015 is closed. We will be recruiting for academic year 2015-2016 in spring 2015.