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HHPA 171 - Peer Health Education Methods: CHOICES

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters - 1 credit

Catalog Description: Information, methods and resources for planning and implementing peer health education programs for alcohol and drug prevention.

Course Description: This course will provide students with the necessary background to be peer health educators to reduce underage and high risk drinking. The desired outcome of this course is to bring students to the point where they can effectively plan, implement and evaluate prevention strategies including: discussion sessions presented to their peers, Friday Night Activities, and media to correct misperceptions. The training will focus on three areas: knowledge about alcohol and its effects; promising practices for prevention; and implementing prevention programs (planning, marketing, communicating, critical thinking, facilitating discussion, and building trust).