Becoming a Peer Health Educator will help you:
- Improve your leadership & communication skills
- Gain experience in program planning & presentation skills
- Increase your knowledge about a range of health topics
- Make a difference in the health of UT students
- Interact & collaborate with student organizations
- Enhance your resume
- Make great friends!
Are you interested in health and wellness and looking for a fun way to get involved?
Apply to be a VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Educator and help make an impact on campus!
To educate the UT student community on health and wellness issues by providing educational programs taught by trained peer educators; to promote healthy behaviors by raising awareness and providing information, resources, and referrals to the UT student community.
- Public speaking interest and ability
- Time management skills
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
- Interpersonal skills including the ability and willingness to respectfully engage diverse students, faculty, staff, and other university community members
- Complete course PUBH 315: Adolescent Health. This 3-credit course counts toward a Public Health Minor
- Attend a mandatory training once a semester
- Attend all weekly meetings
- To be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals
- To be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops
- To maintain confidentiality when needed
- Be open minded to learning new information about health topics
- Approximately 30 hours per semester (1 to 3 hours per week)
- Workshop schedule will depend on requests for workshops
Contact Libby Anderson with any questions!