Peer Education Programs

Now accepting applications for

2017-2018 Peer Educators!

Applications will be open February 2nd - March 6th.

Applicants will be notified by March 8th.

 

WHO ARE PEER EDUCATORS?

With the University Health Center's Peer Education Program undergraduate students earn credit to educate the campus community about wellness through one of four topic specific lenses (substance use, sexual health, mental health and wellness, or power-based violence. Peers have opportunities to turn their innovative ideas into action. 

Being a peer educator is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working directly with students, improve your public speaking and program planning skills, and join a group of talented, creative, dedicated students like you who are committed to our mission of wellness for all at UMD!

WHAT PEER EDUCATORS DO

  • Presentations and workshops

  • Step Up

  • Campus outreach

  • And so much more!

PEERS WILL SPECIALIZE IN:

Peer educators will specialize in one of our four topic areas: sexual health, power based violence, stress and mental health, or alcohol and other drug use and register for the corresponding courses.

SEXUAL HEALTH

POWER-BASED

VIOLENCE

STRESS AND

MENTAL HEALTH

ALCOHOL AND

OTHER DRUG USE

PEER 314

PEER 324

PEER 312

PEER 322

PEER 311

PEER 321

PEER 313

PEER 323

 

 

 

 

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PEER EDUCATOR?

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Training and Commitment

Training for the University Health Center Peer Educator program requires a 40-hour training to be held August 21 – 25, 2017 from 9am-5pm daily. Ongoing supervision and training is integrated into the program through course and lab work. Attendance of all training and class sessions is mandatory for the program.

Peer Educators should expect to commit an average of 3 to 5 hours each week (including class time).

Course Registration

Peer Educators will enroll and participate in courses during the fall and spring semester.

  • Fall - PEER31X (3 credits) Monday 4-5pm & Wednesday 4-6pm

  • Spring - PEER32X (3 credits) Monday 4-5pm & Wednesday 4-6pm

  • Both courses count as major electives for Behavioral and Community Health and Public Health Science majors.

  • PEER32X courses count towards Scholarship in Practice General Education requirements.

  • Students who can only commit to one semester will need to disclose and discuss this during the interview process.

Click here to learn how you can get involved with the C.A.R.E. To Stop

Violence Peer Advocacy and Outreach Programs!

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!