Peer Health Educators

Our peer health educators help empower students to practice healthier lifestyles.
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Peer Health Educators

The mission of the peer education program is to create an awareness of the dynamics of tobacco cessation, substance use, nutrition, sexual health, and general wellness while promoting healthy lifestyles/relationships through effective communication and educational programming. Peer Health Educators provide health education programming to their fellow Mavericks on important health issues and train students on health topics, empowering them to practice healthy lifestyles.

Programs and Events

Programs and events are open to all students. Peer Health Educators are trained to give presentations and develop events covering the following topics: Sexual Health and Consent, Healthy Relationships, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Nutrition, Stress Management, Bystander Intervention, General Wellness.

Presentations

Presentations are customized to the campus community including residence hall groups, social and Greek organizations, and other interested groups of students, staff and faculty. The workshops will include the use of virtual resources, educational models, role-playing, awareness exercises, and group discussions.

Become a Peer Health Educator

The Peer Educators Empowering Responsible Students (P.E.E.R.S.) Health Education Program teaches student volunteers to educate their peers about important health issues and train students on health topics, empowering them to practice healthy lifestyles.  

Apply to be a Peer Health Educator

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