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Community Health Field Practicums

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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.

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Hands-On Experience

Seek out field practicum and stand out from the crowd.

Field practicums, which are essentially internships, 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 opportunities for students across the state.

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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 educator intern 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.
  • Become acquainted with the employment, educational and political environments in select occupational settings.
  • Practice the concepts of the community health educator.
 
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Navigating the professional world for the first time can be tricky. If you'd like to know more about how to find an internship, let us know!

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