New Peer Educator Program Coming Fall 2020!
Longhorn Wellness Center is launching a new, comprehensive peer education program. This program will unite the goals of the former Healthyhorns Peer Educator and Mental Health/CMHC Peer Educator groups.
The goal of this program is to actively engage students in building necessary skills to be effective health promotion leaders on campus. Longhorn Wellness Peer Educators work to empower fellow UT students to make well-informed decisions about their wellbeing and positively influence a healthy campus culture.
There are many benefits of being a Longhorn Wellness Peer Educator, including:
In addition to academic learning, peer educators are required to complete service hours that include outreach, workshop facilitation, tabling, planning wellness programs, mentorship, participation in UT’s Wellness Network, and other support for the Longhorn Wellness Center.
|Semester||Course Credit||Service Hours||Course code|
|1 (fall)||3 hours||10||HED 378D*|
|2 (spring)||1 hour||30||HED 178E|
|3 (fall)||1 hour||30||HED 178F|
*For those in the Bridging Disciplines Program, the first semester class (HED 378D) meets the requirement for credit in Ethics and Leadership (under the Ethics of Health Care strand); Social Inequality, Health, and Policy (under Public Health as well as Family, Fertility, and the Life Course); and Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profits (under the Health and Health Care strand).
Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now closed. Applicants will hear back about interview decisions the week of March 23rd. Interviews will be scheduled remotely and occur between April 2-9. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the program in advance of registration for the fall 2020 semester.
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