To meet the Applied Practice Experience requirement, students must document a total of five competencies that they acquire through their practicum experience, by submitting two work products. The five competencies include three foundational competencies and two field of study-specific competencies (see full list of program competencies). This requirement is defined by the Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for public health programs.
Products are due in Spring 2 for MPH-45 students and in Fall 1 for MPH-65 students; refer to your course syllabus for deadlines, which differ by field of study. We recommend uploading them as you develop them in your practicum.
Examples of Products
Students submit a wide variety of work products. See some examples here, plus a few tips on how to approach this.
How to Submit Your Products
Most students will complete a brief online form, and submit a PDF of their response plus the file for their product (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, video, etc.). Watch a 15-minute webinar for details to get started.
Field of Study Competencies for Applied Practice Products
View the competencies for your field of study, plus the program-wide competencies which focus on data and communications.