Peer advisors have become a very important component within the sport and exercise psychology program. Created in the spring of 2009, peer advising offers a unique support system for SEP undergraduate students.
Peer advisors, who are typically juniors and seniors, have proven their focus on academics. They are selected due to their motivation and understanding of the major.
“I enjoy having the ability to meet people in the SEP program. It’s definitely a great way to start the networking process for the students and the peer advisors. You never know when you could see someone around campus or in a class one day,” Anna Onderik, SEP peer advisor, explained.
Participating students receive one credit hour for advising which qualifies as SEP 491professional field experience.
The peer advisors dedicate four hours a week to work with fellow students. They share advice and direction to help complete their undergraduate degree. They also offer assistance regarding scheduling, study skills, academic concerns, preparation for graduate studies and career transitions.
SEP peer advisors are available throughout the semester to serve as a resource for students in need of academic assistance and act as a link to faculty.