PEAC is an educational program offered to students during the Fall term for PE credit. In addition to an overnight Leadership Retreat, PEAC meets twice per week for two hours each.
PEAC serves as an introduction to general health education issues on campus, and functions as a recommended precursor to the Peer Advising programs (DAPA, SAPA, EDPA, and Sexperts). Students become familiar with health advocacy and peer leadership through this course.
Topics included in the curriculum incorporate a variety of campus issues and allow students to gain familiarity with health advocacy and to become connected with various aspects of Dartmouth student life. These include: wellness & self-care, sexual health and STI's, healthy relationships, depression and anxiety, sexual abuse, alcohol and other drugs, homophobia, nutrition, disordered eating & exercise, multiculturalism, stress management and how to help a friend.
Sessions are engaging and active. Enrolled students learn techniques for bringing this information to others of their community, as well as strategies for changing the attitudes and social norms that drive individuals to make unhealthy choices. After course completion, students will earn Dartmouth College's Health Opinion Leader Certificate and a Physical Education (PE) Credit.
In addition to class attendance, students are required to attend an overnight Leadership Retreat (Fall 2008's dates are Saturday, October 4 to Sunday, October 5) and one out-of-class meeting with the instructor. Registration for this course takes place during PE course registration early in Fall term. Dates are available in BannerStudent.
Dartmouth College Health Service
7 Rope Ferry Road #6143
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-9414 FAX: (603) 646-9450
Last Updated: 4/3/12