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 Serve on the front lines of global health. Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation. Volunteers also work in HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs to train youth as peer educators, develop appropriate education strategies, provide support to children orphaned by the pandemic, and create programs that provide emotional and financial support to families and communities affected by the disease.

Visit What Volunteers Do | Health on the Peace Corps site, for more information.

If you choose Health, take 3 courses (9 credit hours) from one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise Science
  • Family Studies
  • Food Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Health Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition or Dietetics
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Physical Education
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sociology
  • Technical Education

Build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as:

  • Complete an approved internship in the areas of health, nutrition, family, crisis, education, outreach, and communication
  • Complete an approved teaching program in the areas of health sciences, nutrition, dietetics, exercise science, etc., as required by your degree program
  • Complete a health-focused study abroad experience
  • Serve as a volunteer for the Pat Walker Student Health Center
  • Serve as a volunteer for a community Free Clinic
  • Serve as a volunteer at any community health provider
  • Participate in/lead a community development health improvement activity or event.
  • Other related activity coordinated by the Volunteer Action Center and approved in advance by the PC Prep coordinator/advisor

The applicant must provide verifiable evidence of this activity. This may include a Service Transcript from the Volunteer Action Center or from the agency where the volunteer action occurred.