Education and Workshops
Peer Education Leadership
We offer leadership training via the Certified Peer Educator Program; in classrooms presentations focused on the Business-Wellness and Leadership-Wellness Connection and via internships and practicum experiences with the Rebel Wellness Zone and Healthy Rebel Peer Educators.
We trained 15 new CPEs February 22 & 23, 2013! The next training will be late summer or early Fall.
Campus Programs & Events
The Rebel Wellness Zone and Healthy Rebel Peer Educators partner with students, departments and community organizations for health, wellness and safety activities throughout the year. Topic areas are diverse, covering all 7-Dimenstions of our Wellness Wheel.
Annual events include: Wellness Expo, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Love Your Body Day, HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, Sexual Responsibility Week, The Big Bed, Safe Spring Break, National Fitness and Recreation Day, Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Naitonal Nutrition Month, and STD/I Awareness Month. Each semester we provide stress relief at mid-semester Bad Day Busters and Stress Free Finals. You will also find us partnering with other campus departments, student and community organizations to host events.
Don't cancel your class or re-create the wheel! Rebel Wellness Zone staff and trained peer educators can present to academic classes, residence hall, student organization or department. Presentations are interactive, fun and can be tailored to your specific group or topic area. Complete the Rebel Wellness Zone Special Presentation Request to get started, and watch out for Keep Your Rebel Covered Condom Cart!
Sexual Health & Relationship Communication
The Rebel Wellness Zone and Healthy Rebel Peer Educators provide interactive presentations on sexual health, safer sex and relationship communication. No sex topic is too big or too small for us. Learn more on our Sexual Health page.
Clinical training and supervision is offered for graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling, marriage and family, and social work.
AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
May 31 – June 2, 2013
3-day certification workshop including lectures, practical demonstrations and written and practical exams. This course will help prepare you for both AFAA's Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and the Personal Fitness Trainer National Boards. The curriculum includes:
- Anatomy and kinesiology
- Fitness assessment testing procedures
- Nutrition fundamentals and weight management
- Special populations and medical considerations
- Listening, leadership and motivational skills
- Exercise programming in the weight room
- Wellness programming and screening guidelines
For the aspiring and experienced fitness professional working one-on-one with exercise clients.
- Early registration and pre-study is required. Visit AFAA for more information and to register.
Cost: $499* Discount for current UNLV Students, Staff and Faculty may apply. Contact Joseph Agnew for more information.
*Fee does not include the recommended Personal Fitness Training: Theory and Practice textbook (2010) ($69 plus shipping), or the practice test for Personal Trainer Certification ($20).
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 Joseph Agnew, Fitness Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-774-7126 for more information/questions.
Learn how you can be trained to be a PAAVE (Peers Advocating Anti-Violence Education) member, facilitate workshops and participate in campus activism around violence prevention. You may also request a PAAVE presentation for your UNLV department, group, or organization.
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.