Health Promotion and Education

POWER Peer Education

Peer Educators

Role of Peer Educators

The Peer Education Program trains CSUMB students to utilize a peer-based harm reduction approach to promote healthy living among students at California State University Monterey Bay.

Upon completion of the Peer Education training course (offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters), certified Peer Educators conduct outreach activities and events that encourage responsible lifestyle choices by increasing awareness and correcting misperceptions about various health and student life issues.

As friends, educators, activists, role models, and team members, Peer Educators strive to make a difference at CSUMB and within the surrounding communities.


As a component of the Health Promotion and Education Department, the POWER Peer Education program trains students to provide primary prevention education and health promotion to foster academic success and well being.


For more information about the POWER Peer Education Program or becoming a Peer Educator, please complete the POWER Peer Educator interest form or contact Gary Rodriguez at 831-582-4437 or

Make a difference in the lives of others - Become a Peer Educator!