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Trained students can help tackle tough topics

Peer health educators from the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion are available to give presentations to student groups and classes on a variety of topics.

IUPUI faculty, staff and students can request the free presentations on multiple health and wellness issues, including:

  • Mental health and resiliency
  • Eight dimensions of wellness
  • Stress and time management
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
  • Sexual health
  • Healthy relationships

Peer health educators are trained undergraduates who are passionate about health education. They facilitate the content and provide a unique peer-to-peer experience which drives participant interest.

The presentations provide an overview of requested topics while engaging students in activities and active learning opportunities. In the 2021-2022 academic year, peer health educators presented to over 1,500 IUPUI students.

Some students shared the following positive feedback:

  • “This was such a fun presentation! Best one I have seen honestly.”
  • “I feel more prepared to talk about my stress and was provided with more resources for help.”
  • “I think our presenter did a great job! She was amazing and answered every question anyone had.”

You can request a presentation and see more information here. Please give at least three weeks notice for a presentation request. Send questions or inquiries to hwpindy@iupui.edu.

Ryan Anderson is an assistant program director in the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion.