Outreach & Peer Education

Peers Reaching Out (PROs)

PROs are UM students who take the HTH 370 class for credit to get involved with current issues (partying safe, safer sex, nutrition, stress, and more) for the student body, meet like-minded people, and learn how to present provocative health topics to their fellow students in the residence halls, classes, fraternities, sororities, and other University groups.

Why Be a PRO?

  • It's a group for health-minded people.
  • Get mandatory credit for HHP or elective credit for another major.
  • Get help developing leadership skills.
  • Gain skills in public speaking, group facilitation, outreach, writing articles, and team-building.
  • Obtain expertise in health-related fields for school and employment in the future.
  • Enjoy a once/semester, leadership retreat weekend, off campus.

 

Wellness Series and PROgrams

Curry Health Center Wellness offers various PROgrams put on by the PROs as well as a Wellness Lecture Series. Any student group, resident assistant, or academic class can request a PROgram anytime and PROs will come present the PROgram of your choice.  The Wellness Lecture Series happens in various locations on campus (residence halls, the U.C., Curry, etc.) where any UM Student is welcome.    Request a PROgram  Resident Assistants, FIG Leaders, Faculty, and Student Groups are welcome to request PROgramming.  Use our online form to submit your request and we will follow up by phone. Call us at 406-243-2809 with questions.  Sample PROgrams and Wellness Lecture Series:   RECKLESS OPTIMISM Optimism has to do with hopefulness and confidence about the future. Benefits of optimism include improved performance and productivity, better health and stress management. Learning to be more optimistic can change your life. Let us help you learn how.    SIESTA FIESTA Sleep affects everything from our mental well-being to our weight!  Lack of sleep can be devastating to your mind, your body, and your ability to succeed in school. Spend some time with the PROs to learn more about the value of sleep and how you can improve your quality of sleep easily. ALL   ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS We all want good ones, right?  What does a healthy relationship look like?  Recognizing red flags and what to do about them.  This presentation is helpful for all kinds of relationships – roommates, romantic partner, work, friends or family.  Learn how to build healthy, supportive relationships in your life.   MARIJUANA With all the changes in marijuana legislation right now, people have more questions than ever. What are edibles? What about dosage? Is pot safer than alcohol? Is it addictive? This is an unbiased presentation that includes some very interesting facts whether you know a lot or nothing about marijuana.   BODY IMAGE Did you know that ideal body size has changed dramatically over the years?  How does social media affect your self-image?  Learn how self-perception may be determined by previously unrecognized factors.  Learn what you can do to boost body confidence in yourself and others.   ANXIETY BUSTERS Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time, but how can you prevent anxiety from taking over your life? Learn about simple and natural treatments for real anxiety relief that you can start today!

Curry Health Center Wellness offers various PROgrams put on by the PROs as well as a Wellness Lecture Series. Any student group, resident assistant, or academic class can request a PROgram anytime and PROs will come present the PROgram of your choice.  The Wellness Lecture Series happens in various locations on campus (residence halls, the U.C., Curry, etc.) where any UM Student is welcome.  

Request a PROgram

Resident Assistants, FIG Leaders, Faculty, and Student Groups are welcome to request PROgramming.  Use our online form to submit your request and we will follow up by phone. Call us at 406-243-2809 with questions.

Sample PROgrams and Wellness Lecture Series:

 
SIESTA FIESTA
Sleep affects everything from our mental well-being to our weight. Join us for this interactive program to put more zzzs in your life.
 
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
Recent changes in marijuana legislation are creating more questions than ever. What are edibles? What about dosage? Is it addictive? An unbiased presentation with interesting facts!

 
PARTY LIKE A PRO
Peer Educators know how to party for maximum fun! Learn their tips for having a good time.
 
BE HAPPIER
Learn how mindfulness, time management, and positive thinking can improve your mental outlook and create more happiness in your life.
 
CONDOM BINGO
Everything you want to know about sex, relationships, contraception and more in a fun BINGO game with prizes.

AROMATHERAPY
True essential oils have therapeutic properties that enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Learn how to use essential oils to improve your sleep, reduce stress, and boost energy levels.

SLEEP. EAT. BREATH.
Learn simple strategies that will improve your health and quality of life. 

BE STRONG & FEEL GOOD
Learn how physical activity can impact your mental well-being! The PROs share their strategies for creating self-empowerment and resilience.