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Health 1,2,3,4


Health 1,2,3,4 is a peer-led program that employs the principles of predictive health to deliver personalized health education. The four-part course series encourages students to take an active - and comprehensive - role in their health and well-being while developing foundational knowledge in the science of health.

Health 100 - It's Your Health

The foundational course in the Human Health Program, Health 100, is required of all first-year Emory students - fulfilling the general health education requirement. Health 100 aims to positively influence students' individual health and well-being through:

  • Education in the science of health and well-being
  • Engagement by providing personalized information on current health status
  • Empowerment of individuals to discern and make healthy life choices
  • Encouragement for developing and maintaining healthy behaviors and habits
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Health 200 - Peer Health Training

Health 200 cultivates upperclassmen to be Peer Health Partners, who facilitate individual sections of Health 100 with oversight from Emory College faculty.

Students apply science-based evidence to the lived college experience, and develop the public speaking and leadership skills necessary to facilitate and translate the science of health in a classroom setting.

Health 200 is a prerequisite for students interested in enrolling in Health 300.

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Health 300 - Peer Health Partners

After Peer Health Partner training (Health 200), students lead a Health 100 section, which:

  • Fosters positive influence of peer health
  • Deepens knowledge of the science of health and well-being
  • Builds useful professional skills

  • Develops personal skills to navigate health
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Health 497 - Classroom to Community

The 4th level of the Health 1,2,3,4 program supports both academic and professional skill development for students. For post-collegiate success, students need to not only be able to recall information learned in the classroom but also understand how to apply it within a broader complex context. 

Students enrolled in Health 497 (Community Health Education Strategies) complete a series of assignments and trainings that lead to the discovery and exploration of health for a specific audience to prepare them to design and implement projects that translate concepts from core health courses and enhance health for specific audiences.   

This model takes students who have completed the Health 1,2,3,4 program and/or foundational courses in Human Health directly into the community under the mentorship of the Health 1,2,3,4 faculty team and 4th level partners to broaden student knowledge and translate their positive leadership, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills into real world applications.

Examples of past projects include:

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The program is led by: