Peer Education Programs
2017-2018 Peer Educator Applications are now closed
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
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.
OTHER DRUG USE
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).
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.
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