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Peer Education Program

The mission of the Student Health Services' Peer Education Program is to promote healthy lifestyles and better decision making to the UTSA community by providing accurate health information and resources to students. The program consists of Peer Educators who are UTSA student volunteers who provide peer-to-peer education on various health topics through fun and interactive games and discussions. Peer Educators work together to promote wellness by increasing awareness of student health issues and encouraging positive lifestyles.

Topics covered in the Peer Education Program include:

  • Alcohol
  • Flu
  • Time Management
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Tobacco
  • Body Image
  • Financial Health
  • Stress
  • Sexual Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Skin Care

Be Part of the Health Nest Team!


Health NestHealth Nest is a weekly health education outreach program. Each Wednesday from 11am-1pm Peer Educators set up the Health Nest Gazebo on the Main Campus & engage students with games, activities, & conversations about health issues and behaviors.



Requirements to be a Peer Educator

  • Apply the semester prior to your participation

  • Enroll in HTH 4951 Special Studies in Health (Need instructor approval prior to enrolling)

  • Attend weekly class meetings on Mondays from 11-12:30 in RWC 1.806 (Health Services Classroom)

  • Work a weekly Health Nest Outreach on Wednesdays from 11am-1pm

Responsibilities of a Peer Educator:

  • Serve as a resource for the UTSA community

  • Develop health education activities & materials for weekly health topics

  • Conduct outreach to students & promote healthy behaviors

  • Help to recruit future Peer Educators

 

 

Why Become a Peer Educator?

  • Gain professional work experience to build your resume

  • Develop communication & leadership skills

  • Improve public speaking & health promotion skills

  • Gain knowledge in several areas of health, wellbeing, & prevention

  • Make a difference in the health of UTSA students

  • Meet new people!

If you are interested in building leadership skills, promoting health and wellness and mentoring your peers, the Peer Education Program is just for you! All students are welcome to join no matter their background or major.