What is a Peer Health Educator?
Peer Health Educators play a vital role in promoting wellness among UNC Charlotte students and their communities. Peer Health Educators serve to educate the student body on wellness resources, how to live healthy lifestyles and ways to achieve their goals through educational presentations and campus events.
Application Process and Training
Students interested in becoming a peer health educator must successfully apply, interview, and participate in training to hold the role. Students will enroll in HLTH 3202 for the Fall semester. Upon completion of the course students are eligible to serve as a peer health educator during their undergraduate time at UNC Charlotte.
Application review will begin early February 2022. More information regarding the interview and training process will be shared following application review.
Benefits of Becoming a Peer Health Educator
- Gain leadership experience
- Opportunities to attend local and national conferences
- Become a Nationally Certified Peer Educator through NASPA BACCHUS Initiatives
- Develop skills in program planning, facilitating, and public speaking
- Make a difference in the health and wellbeing of the UNC Charlotte campus through educational and advocacy efforts
- Professional references/letters of recommendation are available to those who successfully complete the program
Health Education Topics:
The Peer Educators present a wide range of health programs, plan campus-wide wellness events, and develop marketing campaigns to educate the UNC Charlotte campus community. Topics include:
- Relationship Violence
- Sexual Health
- Sleep/Stress Management
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Women's Health
- Men's Health
- Cold/Flu Prevention
If you have additional questions about becoming a peer health educator, contact Tyisha Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.