Peer Education

S.P.A.R.T.A. Peer Health Education

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Lead. Empower. Advocate.

Spartans Promoting Awareness and Resources to All is a peer education program that seeks to train student leaders to empower and engage the campus community. We accomplish this mission through campus-wide programming and specially designed workshops presented on campus. 

We focus on all areas of health and wellness, with special focus/workshops:

  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Sex and Sexuality
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Nutrition and Body Image

About SPARTA

Mission Statement:

The peer education program seeks to train student leaders to empower and engage the campus community. Through outreach and advocacy peer educators help to make UNCG a healthier and safer environment for all students.

How Do I Become Involved?

Peer educators begin by taking HEA 202: Introduction to Peer Health Education.  This course teaches the fundamental knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary for effective leadership on campus. We teach you the basics of health and wellness with a major focus on leadership development and peer presentation skill-building.

HEA 202 is offered every spring semester.

 

Program Benefits

Most students find that being a peer educator is a rich, rewarding experience. The following are some of the benefits of being a peer educator:

  • Earn up to 6  course credits:
    • HEA 202 – 3 credits
    • HEA 203 – 1 credit, but may be repeated
  • Experiential or “hands on” approach to learning
  • Gain experience in group leadership
  • Meet new friends/people
  • Service opportunity
  • Develop skills:
    • Group facilitation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Listening skills
  • Develop positive working relationships with:
    • Other students
    • Student Health Services
    • Resident Hall Staff
    • Other various departments
  • Gain information in specific areas of health
  • Develop an area of expertise
  • Involvement in a dynamic, pro-active peer program
  • Become a nationally recognized Certified Peer Educator