Student Recreation and Wellness Center

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Education and Workshops

Campus Programs & Events

Annual Events

  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October
  • Love Your Body Day - October
  • World AIDS Day/HIV Awareness - November/December
  • Sexual Responsibility Week - February
  • The Big Bed - February
  • National Fitness and Recreation Day - February
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week - February/March
  • National Nutrition Month - March
  • Safe Spring Break - March/April
  • Alcohol Awareness Month - April
  • STD/I Awareness Month - April
  • Certified Peer Educator Training - variable
  • Personal Training and Group Fitness Instructor Training - variable

Events Every Semester

You will also find us partnering with other campus departments, student and community organizations to host events.

Request a Presentation

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!

Certifications and Trainings

The RWZ partners with departments on campus to conduct and promote trainings and certifications for students, faculty and staff. 

Certified Peer Educator Training

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.

Next training dates to be announced.

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

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.

Student Involvement

Be a leader, educator, advocate and mentor for health and wellness on campus!

Healthy Rebel Peer Educators

We are peer educators and advocates for health and wellness on campus. Topics include safer sex, alcohol and other drugs.

Recovery Support Group

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

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.

CARE Advocates

Our mission is to grant access to knowledge, increase sensitivity, and change individual attitudes about sexual violence through our peer education program. Learn more.