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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

MPH Practicum

Phillip Gross with Moveable Feast's Tom Bonderenko
“I consider myself fortunate to have come across this practicum opportunity – it has served as the highlight of my MPH year” –Philip Gross
Yvonne Kingon
"Through this practicum, I came to appreciate how simple the word 'community' is, but how diverse, complex, and enigmatic communities in vivo actually are." –Yvonne Kingon
Arielle Zbar and group
“I learned the importance of building strong community-academic partnerships in a way that is sustainable, effective and equally beneficial to both parties.” –Ariella Zbar
Sadie Barr, Natalie Draisin at law clinic
“The entire process has shown me why my public health degree is so important, and how I can leverage my education and passion for food and health to make real change in the public health realm.” –Sadie Barr

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All MPH students are required to complete a practicum experience to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements.

The intent of the practicum requirement is to engage students in activities aligned with their career goals, as well as activities that demonstrate application of public health concepts and critical thinking relevant to the student’s area of interest.  Students will seek out activities that further develop their skill set and add new tools to their professional toolkit.  Upon completion of the MPH program, students will be able to provide evidence of application of these skills to potential employers.