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Health Promotion & Wellness

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion area promotes healthy ideas and concepts to SDSU students, staff and community members to encourage them to adopt healthy behaviors. Programming focuses on helping reduce lifestyle risk factors to enhance personal, academic and career success. 


Wellness is much more than physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Optimal wellness allows us to achieve our goals and find meaning and purpose in our lives. Wellness involves continually learning and making changes to enhance your state of well-being. The model used by the Miller Wellness Center includes seven dimensions: social, physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, environmental and intellectual. By applying the seven dimensions of wellness to your life, you become aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to optimal health and well-being.

HEROH (Helping Everyone Reach Optimal Health)

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HEROH is a health promotion student organization that functions as an extension of the Wellness Center. HEROH members develop and implement educational programming on college health issues and provide campus-wide health promotion campaigns to educate & encourage healthy lifestyles. The group welcomes new members of all majors at any time! To find more information about HEROH, visit us on Jacks Club Hub.

Programming includes:

  • Classroom and residential hall presentations
  • Great American Smoke out 5K Run
  • Children's Miracle Network 5K Run
  • Pre-Final Stress-Free Activity Days
  • SDSU Wellness Fair
  • SDSU Miller Wellness Center Blood Drive

Peer Health Educators

A selected group of members within HEROH are certified as Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) who serve as a resource, referral agent, and role model for their peers. Peer Health Educators are trained on issues relating to health, wellness, diversity, and student leadership. Peer Health Educators are responsible for providing positive, interactive, and non-judgmental support and education to SDSU students to help them make healthy decisions regarding their well-being.  If you are interested in speaking with an SDSU PHE, please email HEROH at