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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.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic school year will open in March 2018.

Topics covered in the Peer Education Program include:

  • Alcohol
  • Flu
  • Time Management
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Relationship
  • Tobacco
  • Body Image
  • Financial Health
  • Stress
  • Sexual Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Skin Care
And so Much More!

There are two opportunities for involvement in the Peer Education Program. Be a Peer Educator for the Health Nest or the Resident Health Navigators!

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 Rowdy Lawn. Peer educators engage students with games, activities, and conversations aimed at increasing student awareness about health issues and behaviors that directly affect them

Resident Health NavigatorsResident Health Navigators are Peer Educators who do a weekly health education outreah program geared towards students who live on campus. Navigators engage residents in interactive games aimed at increasing positive health behaviors. You can find the Navigators near the Roadrunner Cafe on Thursdays from 11:00am-1:00pm.

All of our Peer Educators also host a cooking and healthy eating demonstration program called Snack N' Chat once a semester in one of the residence halls.

Click here to Meet our Current Peer Educators!

Requirements to be a Peer Educator

  • Attend a mandatory training on August 16th & 17th, 2018.

  • Work a weekly Health Nest or Resident Health Navigator shift

  • Attend weekly peer education meetings on Mondays from 4-5:30pm

  • Commit to volunteer 3-5 hours a week
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 & promotion skills

  • Gain knowledge in several areas of health, wellness, & 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.

Want more information about the Peer Education Program? View our Frequently Asked Questions Page here.