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Applied Practice Experience

Applied Practice Experience, MPHP 698

The applied practice experience is a graduate-level, 200-hour practicum that immerses the student in one or more aspects of public health under the guidance of a site preceptor. This 3-credit practicum is a planned, supervised, and evaluated experience that provides the student with an opportunity to apply the public health concepts and practices learned in the classroom in a professional public health environment.

Students must complete the pre-requisite courses in order to begin their Applied Practice Experience. This is a required course of the Upstate Public Health Program and cannot be waived. Students with previous or current public health experience are encouraged to focus on an area outside their regular work duties.

The Applied Practice Experience may include, but is not limited to: community health education, health promotion, program planning, public policy development, program management, etc. Here are a few examples of assignments/projects in which our students have participated:

Examples of Applied Practice Experience assignments

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