SHC

Programs and Services

You’ll find Klotz Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educators across campus.

Outreach

Would you like us to table at your event? Contact Gabbi Nguyen, Health Educator gabriella.nguyen@csun.edu

Presentations

Health educators and our Matadors 4 Wellness peer health educators are available to tailor health presentations to suit the needs of the classroom, residential life, clubs and organizations. Topics Include:

  • Happiness: Making Happiness Happen (60 min)
    Strategies to help students achieve happiness by building resilience, promoting self-care, and embracing gratitude. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities. Resources will be highlighted.
  • Centering with Scents: Relaxation through Aromatherapy (30 min)
    Introduces students to the use of essential oils for relaxation and stress management. Attendees will participate in a hands-on aromatherapy and guided meditation session.
  • Sexual Health Matters: Know the Basics (60min)
    Learn the basics of sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention and contraception. Resources will be highlighted.
  • StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success (60 min)
    Learn tips and techniques to help combat the stressors of college life. Attendees will participate in stress management exercises. Campus resources will be highlighted.
  • Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Sleep Hygiene (60 min)
    Learn tips and techniques to promote good quality sleep needed to thrive in college. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities. Campus resources will be highlighted.
  • Mata"Door" to Wellness: The Way to Being Well (60 min)
    Focuses on 6 key areas of college health and wellness, including stress, sleep, substance use, sexual health, nutrition, and exercise. Campus resources will be highlighted.
  • Healthy Eating: What’s on the Menu? (60 min)
    Basic overview of healthy eating to help students thrive in the classroom and beyond. Campus resources will be highlighted.
  • College Drinking: Science, Myths, and Realities (60 min)
    Facts and myths about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Topics include: standard drink size, alcohol poisoning, safer partying tips, hookah, e-cigarettes, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse.
  • Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization (60 min)
    Get tips and techniques for developing new habits in your life to get organized, stay productive and learn to make every minute of your day count to enjoy a stress free semester.

To request a workshop for your classroom, club or organization, contact Gabbi Nguyen, Health Educator: or 818-677-3685. These workshops are also offered regularly at the Oasis Wellness Center. Please check the Oasis Wellness Center website for dates and times.

To request a presentation, please use the Presentation Request Form https://www.csun.edu/shc/matadors4wellness-request

Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching is a free, one-on-one session with a Klotz Health Educator who is also a Certified Wellness and Health Coach to help you in your quest for holistic health and wellbeing. Together with your Wellness Coach, you will set realistic and attainable wellness goals, develop a personal wellness plan, discuss ways to overcome barriers, and discover your inner strengths and motivations to help you achieve optimal wellbeing and a renewed focus on academics. Topics include:

  • Stress management
  • Sleep improvement
  • Time management
  • Test anxiety reduction
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Adjustment to college

Sessions are held at the Oasis Wellness Center in the Fall and Spring and at the Klotz Student Health Center during Summer.  First appointment is 60 minutes; follow-up appointment is 30 minutes. Appointments can be made online at myhealth.csun.edu, by calling the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666, or by calling Oasis Wellness Center at 818-677-7373.

If you have questions about Wellness Coaching, please contact Susan Krikorian at (818) 677-6128 or susan.krikorian@csun.edu.

Note: Wellness coaching is not a substitute for professional counseling and recommendations by a licensed health care or mental health provider, registered dietitian, personal trainer, or other health care professional. 

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 provide presentations for classes, clubs and organization meetings, and across campus. Peer health educators develop expertise about health needs of CSUN students such as reproductive health and substance use issues. They also learn skills in public speaking, program development, evaluation, 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.

Topics include:

  • Stress Management
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Time Management
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
  • Happiness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Cold & Flu Prevention

Fall 2019 Oasis Wellness Workshop Schedule

Walk-ins welcome; registration available one day prior: www.csun.edu/oasis/programs

Monthly Wellness Workshops
Date Topic Time Location
September 10 Mata "Door" To Wellness: The Way To Being Well 12-1pm Oasis, USU
September 17 StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success 2-3pm Oasis, USU
September 24 Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Better Sleep 2-3pm Oasis, USU
September 25 Making Happiness Happen 12-1pm Oasis, USU
September 29 Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization 10-11am Oasis, USU
October 8 Mata"Door" To Wellness: The Way To Being Well 12-1pm Oasis, USU
October 15th StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success 2-3pm Oasis, USU
October 22 Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Better Sleep 2-3pm Oasis, USU
October 23 Making Happiness Happen 12-1pm Oasis, USU
October 31 Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization 10-11am Oasis, USU
November 5 Mata"Door" To Wellness: The Way To Being Well 12-1pm Oasis, USU
November 19 StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success 2-3pm Oasis, USU
November 26 Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Better Sleep 2-3pm Oasis, USU
November 27 Making Happiness Happen 12-1pm Oasis, USU
November 21 Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization 10-11am Oasis, USU
Monthly Wellness Workshops
Date Topic Time Location
September 10 Mata "Door" To Wellness: The Way To Being Well 12-1pm Oasis, USU
September 17 StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success 2-3pm Oasis, USU
September 24 Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Better Sleep 2-3pm Oasis, USU
September 25 Making Happiness Happen 12-1pm Oasis, USU
September 29 Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization 10-11am Oasis, USU
October 8 Mata"Door" To Wellness: The Way To Being Well 12-1pm Oasis, USU
October 15th StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success 2-3pm Oasis, USU
October 22 Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Better Sleep 2-3pm Oasis, USU
October 23 Making Happiness Happen 12-1pm Oasis, USU
October 31 Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization 10-11am Oasis, USU
November 5 Mata"Door" To Wellness: The Way To Being Well 12-1pm Oasis, USU
November 19 StressLESS Matadors: Managing Stress for Academic Success 2-3pm Oasis, USU
November 26 Sleep Smart: An EaZZZy Guide to Better Sleep 2-3pm Oasis, USU
November 27 Making Happiness Happen 12-1pm Oasis, USU
November 21 Make Your Time Count: A Guide to Time Management and Organization 10-11am Oasis, USU

Join Us

Do you want to become a Matadors4Wellness Peer Educator?

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be open in Spring 2020.

Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educators Application Form.

Training

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 https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/groups/bacchus-initiatives/rese... 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.

Testimonials

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

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the Matadors4Wellness Peer Education Program?

Contact Gabbi Nguyen (818)677-3685 or gabriella.nguyen@csun.edu.

Follow us on social media!
Instagram: Matador4wellness
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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:

  • Presenting on a variety of health topics, including stress and sleep management; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and other college health and wellness topics
  • Creating short articles and posters
  • Planning and implementing campus outreach activities
  • Writing and posting social media messages
  • Developing and delivering presentations
  • Speaking to students and facilitating discussions
  • 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

Testimonials

"My internship experience at the Klotz Student Health Center was positive and rewarding. I am thankful for the opportunity, support and the welcoming nature of everyone in Health Promotion Department. The presentation techniques I have learned from the instructors and peers has increased my self-efficacy and confidence in delivering presentations and discussions about sensitive topics with students. I enjoyed the wellness tabling events and discussions on health and wellness issues with college students. The skills I have learned and my professional experience has given me the confidence to pursue my Master's Degree."
(Public Health Undergraduate Intern)

"I felt that through Klotz, I was able to improve my public speaking skills. Also, by doing outreach programs, I felt a better sense of connection to the campus since I was able to interact with so a variety of student populations. In addition, I felt that Klotz has prepared me as a candidate for graduate school by providing me with both a chance to practice professional workforce skills and allow me the opportunity to set forth a program and implement it into practice."
(Public Health Undergraduate Intern)

"This internship gave me opportunities such as working on a grant and participating in a nationwide research project. This particular experience has made me a better candidate for a doctorate program. On a personal level, I was challenged and was given tasks that put my skills to the test. I received great constructive feedback when necessary and was given resources to improve where needed.  Working with the college population during the internship made me aware that I enjoy working with the college population and wish to further continue working in this type of environment. Overall, I could not have asked for a better opportunity and experience working with the staff at the Klotz Student Health Center."
(Public Health Graduate Intern)

If you would like more information about Public Health Internship positions at the Klotz Student Health Center, contact Susan Krikorian at (818) 677-6128 or susan.krikorian@csun.edu.

Student Projects and Interviews

Students in search of Klotz Student Health Center information for any of the following should contact Sharon Aronoff at (818) 677-6328 or .

  • health information
  • health center personnel interviews
  • journalism stories
  • films
  • reports
  • presentations
  • health center tours

National College Health Assessment

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a survey developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to collect data about the health of college students and provides insight into how Klotz Student Health Center and other CSUN departments can best serve the student population. Typically, California State University, Northridge administers the NCHA via email every other year to CSUN students, 18 years of age and older.

NCHA topics include:

  • General Health of College Students
  • Disease and Injury Prevention
  • Academic Impacts
  • Violence, Abusive Relationships and Personal Safety
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Mental Health
  • Sleep

CSUN's 2015, 2016, and 2018 National College Health Assessment Executive Summaries are available here.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Education and Misuse Prevention

Steve Silver, Psychologist, and Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor (University Counseling Services)

Dr. Silver is available to speak to students confidentially about alcohol or substance use.  Dr. Silver assists students seeking inpatient and outpatient treatment and provides support to those students returning to campus following treatment.

Dr. Silver is also available for trainings, workshops, and presentations.

Contact University Counseling Services (818) 677-2366 https://www.csun.edu/counseling

Aware Awake Alive

Aware Awake Alive is a program founded by the parents of Carson Starkey who passed away from alcohol poisoning in 2008.  Aware Awake Alive is designed to educate college students on the signs of alcohol overdose and encourage responsibility for one another in situations where alcohol is consumed.  

Watch CARSON’S STORY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7NL-iVJjxU

Consider giving a presentation on Aware Awake Alive.  Come to Klotz Health Promotion for wallet cards and/or door hangers.  Contact Susan Krikorian, Health Educator susan.krikorian@csun.edu for more information.  Click here for more information on Aware Awake Alive: http://awareawakealive.org/

Learn the signs of alcohol poisoning and know what to do if the signs are present.  You could save a life! 

eCHECKUP To Go Alcohol & Marijuana

eCHECKUP To Go Alcohol

The eCHECKUP To Go is a confidential, interactive online program that allows students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive personalized feedback, including:

  • An individual drinking profile
  • Blood alcohol content levels
  • Your average money spent on alcohol
  • Comparisons with national and CSUN students
  • Alcohol's effects on health, career and life goals, fitness and relationships
  • Referral information and resources
  • Steps to making changes

The program takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. Information is confidential and not identifiable to you. Electronic Check-Up To Go is an evidence-based intervention developed by San Diego State University.

When you access eCHECKUP, you will enter information about yourself, your drinking habits, and family history. You will then complete the World Health Organization's AUDIT. The information you enter is validated and processed and then your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

Take the eCHECKUP online assessment now.

eCHECKUP To Go Marijuana

The eCHECKUP To Go is a confidential, interactive online program that allows students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive personalized feedback, including:

  • Marijuana use profile
  • Your average money spent on marijuana
  • Comparisons with national and CSUN students
  • Marijuana's effects on health, career and life goals, fitness and relationships
  • Referral information and resources
  • Steps to making changes

The program takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.  Information is confidential and not identifiable to you.  Electronic Check-Up To Go is an evidence-based intervention developed by San Diego State University.

When you access eCHECKUP, you will enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, you will enter information about your use of marijuana, spending patterns and lifestyle. The information you enter is validated and processed and then your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.

Take the eCHECKUP online assessment now.

Contact Marianne Link, MPH at marianne.link@csun.edu for more information.

Training in Intervention Procedures (TIPs) Training

TIPS for the University is a three-hour program that helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use.

Let Klotz Health Promotion train your club or organization.  Contact Susan Krikorian, Health Educator susan.krikorian@csun.edu for more information.

Rockers Against Drunk Drivers (RADD) Designated Driver Program

In 2012, CSUN was awarded a mini-grant from University of California, Irvine to implement the RADD DUI awareness program.  RADD Rewards Partners provide incentives such as free soft drinks, free/reduced cost food items, to CSUN students who identify themselves as designated drivers.

RADD cards list participating Rewards Partners.  Come to Klotz Health Promotion to pick up your RADD card today.  Contact Susan Krikorian, Health Educator susan.krikorian@csun.edu for more information or visit RADD: http://collegeisradd.org/

Faculty Support

Klotz Health Promotion staff and Matadors4Wellness Peer Health Educators are available to assist faculty with projects and presentations. Please contact Sharon Aronoff, Health Educator sharon.aronoff@csun.edu or call (818) 677-6328.