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Community Health Field Practicums

Build a RObust Resume

Direct experience in the field can help you stand out to future employers.

If you’re interested in leading your community to form healthier habits, practical experiences can help you determine your career path and prepare you for the workforce. This program has built in opportunities for you to practice your skills, observe the work of professionals in the field and gain valuable hands-on experience before you graduate. Plus, you will expand your network and see first hand how different organizations operate.

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Hands-on Experience

Your field practicum will help you stand out from the crowd.

Field practicums play an important role in the education of community health education professionals because they help you fully prepare for employment through real-world experiences. And you’re in high demand. Because we are the only college in the region to have this major, there are countless sites eager to host students.

How You'll Get Experience During Class

In your final semester in the Community Health Education program, you will complete your field practicum while you attend a capstone seminar.

Community Health Education Field Practicum (CHE 450)

You’ll engage in practical fieldwork experience as a community health education student to build on the skills you learned in class. The experience is designed to help you further develop these skills:

  • Program planning
  • Implementation
  • Promotion and evaluation
  • Oral and written communication
  • Collaboration
  • Networking

By working as a community health educator in the community, you're better able to understand the people you serve and promote healthy habits. Most importantly, you’ll build confidence in your abilities and solidify your career goals. While this class is important to prepare for your career, it’s also important to seek opportunities outside of class.

Capstone Seminar (CHE 440)

 In a capstone portfolio, you'll apply what you've learned in class to real-life scenarios, considering our areas of responsibility and ethical standards as community health education. Your responsibilities in the course will be to:

  • Review selected community health topics.
  • Understand the current issues in community health education, public health and population health.Understand the current issues in community health education, public health and population health.
  • Become acquainted with the employment, educational and political environments in select occupational settings.
  • Practice the concepts of the community health educator.
Lisa Miller, CHE major

Meet Lisa

“I have chosen to major in Community Health Education and attend UW-Green Bay for multiple reasons. I am currently working in the healthcare field and work in a Community Health/Public Health department. This program provides me with numerous different opportunities and allows me to expand my knowledge. Upon graduation I plan to work as a Community Health Specialist and will continue to help the members of the community I am currently working in.”

Lisa Miller
Community Health Education Major

Krista Shaw

Need Help?

You may have questions about what to expect in your field experience. If you'd like to know more about field practicums, let us know! Our team is eager to assist and answer any questions.

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