Advocates inside the WELL

WSU Health & Wellness Advocates

The Student Health & Wellness Advocate Program is comprised of approximately 40 WSU and SE Tech students committed to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles by modeling healthy choices to their peers. The Health & Wellness Advocates act as a resource for campus and community through educative events and presentations as well as weekly service hours conducted in The WELL, IWC 138.

H&WS Advocates Parent's Weekend 5K Run/Walk  


Run for the Well of It 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Join the WSU Student Health & Wellness Advocates for the 4th annual walk/run in support of the advocates' health and wellness activities on campus. Held along the shores of beautiful East Lake in Winona, the 5K Walk/Run has something for everyone. Registration begins at 8:00am, race begins at 9:00am. Stay after for post race snacks and entertainment. Pre-registration accepted via mail and in person until September 15th, 2014. Contact Race Chair Ally Wadewitz ( or Health & Wellness Promotions Coordinator, Kate Hansen ( or 507.457.5619 with questions.

Registration Form

Health & Wellness Advocates act as a resource for student health related issues and concerns. Health & Wellness Advocates serve as educators of other students regarding Winona State University’s seven dimensions of wellness, in addition to sharing information, prevention strategies, and referring students to other wellness resources on, and off, campus.

Advocates are Certified Peer Educators through the BACCHUS network, as well as certified in First Aid and CPR. They are trained in several Health & Wellness topic areas and share their knowledge through teaching information to classes, clubs, or teams on campus, as requested

Health & Wellness Advocates are selected through a rolling application process. Students must be able to commit to a minimum of one full semester to become an advocate.

Download the Advocate Application. (PDF)

Applications are only accepted in person. Please submit completed applications to the Health Promotion Staff located in The Well (IWC 138).

Meetings for Health & Wellness Advocates are held in The WELL (IWC 138) on every other Wednesday, at 6 pm.

  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
  • Great resume Builder
  • Free Training and education
  • All Majors Welcome/All Grades Welcome
  • 10 Hours per month for training, volunteer hours and speakers
  • Provide an example for living and promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Health & Wellness Advocate Alumni, we want to hear from you! We would be so excited to hear from you and share your updates on our new Health & Wellness Advocate Alumni section. Don't want to share any stories? That's fine too! Feel free to just submit your name and email address to help us keep our contact records updated.

     Health & Wellness Advocate Alumni Form 

    Kasi Johnson

    Advocate: 2010-2013
    *Currently living in Winona, MN and working at Back to Health!

    Being a Student Health & Wellness Advocate gave me the opportunity to promote a healthy living on campus. I was trained in different areas and learned more about Health Services and the IWC. The organization also helped me to build relationships with students and faculty members. I highly recommend students to become involved with the Student Health Advocate Club, because it will open up more opportunities for you as a student and as a WSU Alumni.


    Whitney Sizer

    Advocate: 2012-2013
    *Currently living in Minneapolis and working at a mental health clinic!

    My favorite memory of the Health & Wellness Advocate club was feeling like I was a part of something that made a difference on campus. My experience as a Health & Wellness advocate was great. I wish I would have been a part of the club earlier in my college career. It provided me with so many great opportunities to network with the WSU staff and my peers.  I was also able to grow as a leader and a role model on campus!