SHA Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in the SHA Program.

SHA Application are due by 3:30PM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to the Health Promotion Services department located in the Student Health Services building.

Decisions for those selected for interviews will be posted on this page by 9:00AM on Thursday, February 21, 2019.


  • Interviews will be held at Student Health Services on
    Saturday, March 2, 2019 and Sunday, March 3, 2019.

  • If selected for the SHA Program, you must be able to attend the SHA Training Class held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:00PM - 3:20PM in Spring Quarter 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Contact Erica Okamura, Program Director, at

Who can become an SHA?

Any registered UC San Diego undergraduate student (who is not graduating the same academic year that they are applying) may apply to the SHA Program. The only requirement is a genuine interest in peer health education and a few hours of your time each week.

Students interested in becoming an SHA should possess the following:

  • A strong interest in and enthusiasm for promoting healthy behaviors among peers
  • An open mind to diverse cultures, practices, and sexual orientations
  • Sensitivity to controversial and personal topics and a willingness to talk candidly about them
  • Dedication and commitment to health promotion, disease prevention, and responsibility as an SHA volunteer
  • Sincere concern for others' well-being and quality of life