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Education and Workshops

Peer Education

We make your campus experience the best it can be! Want to lead the effort?

The Healthy Rebels are a Registered Student Organization offering nationally-certified peer education opportunities in health and wellness. Our Certified Peer Educators lead educational initiatives, events, presentations, and workshops on topic areas including nutrition & body image, physical activity, sexual responsibility, alcohol safety, and much more. Visit the Healthy Rebels page to learn more and find out how to join!

Presentations

Don't cancel your class or re-create the wheel! Nationally-certified Healthy Rebels empower students with decision-making skills to grow and excel with our interactive, evidence-based presentations.

Please read this flyer to learn more about how our presentations work.

Here are descriptions of our presentations.

Request a presentation!

Events

The Healthy Rebels sponsor events all throughout the academic year on health and wellness issues. The Rebel Wellness Zone offers free HIV testing clinics monthly during Fall & Spring semesters. Follow us on social media or visit the Rebel Wellness Zone to learn more about all of our event opportunities!

Student Involvement and Training Opportunities

Healthy Rebels

The Healthy Rebels receive national leadership certification in health and wellness via the Certified Peer Educator program. All of our Healthy Rebels are Certified Peer Educators (CPEs). Visit the Healthy Rebels page to learn more about the Healthy Rebels and to get involved!

Fitness Instructor Training

The University of Nevada — Las Vegas Campus Recreational Service Fitness Instructor Training (F.I.T.) course combines lecture and practical application to cover the basics of personal fitness training and group fitness instruction.

This course is great for individuals interested in working for the campus recreational services fitness program, preparing to take a nationally recognized fitness certification, or beginning a career in the fitness industry. Students will be introduced to: basic anatomy and kinesiology, program design and exercise prescription, conducting fitness assessments, musical awareness, class formatting, exercise selection, choreography, and injury prevention.

In addition to required classroom meetings, the Personal Training track participants will be assigned a test client to complete 5 personal training sessions. Group Exercise track participants will work with one or two current instructors to assist with 10 group fitness classes.

Previous experience in the subject matter is recommended but not required. Contact John McElrath, Program Coordinator for Fitness, 702-774-7126, john.mcelrath@unlv.edu for more information/questions.

Interpersonal Violence Training

Via the Jean Nidetch Women's Center, UNLV's Advocacy, Support, & Education Response Team Against Violence (ASERTAV) offers faculty and staff a policy and procedure workshop that explains what to do when a student — or anyone on the UNLV campus — discloses that they were sexually assaulted (on or off campus), are in a violent relationship, or are being stalked.

The Women’s Center also sponsors the CARE Advocates program. The CARE Advocates’ mission is to grant access to knowledge, increase sensitivity, and change individual attitudes about sexual violence through our peer education program.

Internships

The RWZ offers internships for students in the areas of health education/promotion, kinesiology, marketing, communication, social work, business and related fields.

Note: The Rebel Wellness Zone is not currently offering internships. Please check back for future internship opportunities as they become available.

Professional Training for Clinical Counseling Students

Clinical training and supervision is offered for graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling, marriage and family, and social work.

Recovery Support

Peer-led support group for students in recovery from alcohol and other substances.