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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!

Be Part of the Health Nest Team!


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



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.