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Wellness Ambassador Development Program

As a Wellness Ambassador you will have the opportunity to understand the fundamentals of holistic wellness and how it applies to the college student population. Students interested in becoming a Wellness Ambassador must participate in the Wellness Ambassador Development Program. The Wellness Ambassador Development Program (WADP) is a 3-credit course offered during Spring semester. WADP is designed to enhance leadership skills, wellness knowledge and to prepare students to be effective Wellness Ambassadors. Upon completing WADP students are eligible to serve as Wellness Ambassadors during their time as an undergraduate student at Ohio State.

The Wellness Ambassador program is divided into two separate cohorts: those who are responsible for wellness presentations, and those who are responsible for wellness outreach and events. Wellness Ambassadors develop and implement programs across a wide range of topic areas including: alcohol, other drugs, nutrition, stress, safer sex and relationship education and violence prevention. As a Wellness Ambassador in the Presentation Cohort, you will have the opportunity to select one of these areas to specialize in that aligns with your interests and goals.  As a Wellness Ambassador in the Outreach and Events Cohort, you will have the opportunity to learn about all of these topic areas and provide holistic wellness programming to your peers.

Read below to learn more about the Wellness Ambassador program. If you have questions about the program please contact Natalie Fiato (Presentations Cohort) at fiato.1@osu.edu, or Cate Heaney Gary (Outreach and Events Cohort) at heaneygary.1@osu.edu.

Interested in joining our team?

Wellness Ambassador Development Program applications are now closed.

To be notified when the application period opens again, please submit a Wellness Ambassador Program Interest Form.

Qualifications

  • Two-semester commitment to volunteer a minimum of three hours each week
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Strong communication skills, and a passion for educating and helping others 
  • Must be an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University
  • Previous experience is not necessary 

Presentations Cohort Responsibilities

  • Facilitate wellness workshops and presentations 
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with student organizations, groups and departments across campus
  • Contribute three hours a week to the program 

 Outreach and Events Cohort Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning, publicizing and implementation of wellness outreach and events across campus
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with student organizations, groups and departments across campus
  • Contribute three hours a week to the program