Brooke Miller field experience with Racine County Health Department.

Overview

At the Zilber College of Public Health, you don’t have to wait until graduation to start changing the world for the better. You’ll have many opportunities to serve the community and build your professional skills through field experiences, internships and capstone projects.

Our Kinesiology undergraduate students can participate in an optional internship, and Nutritional Sciences students will engage in a capstone experience as part of their curriculum.

Public Health Program Field Experiences

Field experiences are an integral component of the Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health (BSPH) and Master’s of Public Health (MPH) curriculum. The field experience enables students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to the practice setting.

Undergraduate public health students perform 120 hours of field experience as part of their curriculum. Graduate students complete 240 hours of field experience work.

Students can review the Field Experience Handbook (PDF) for a complete description of the internship, a timeline to enroll, and important forms.

Information for Public Health Program Site Preceptors

Site preceptors are an integral part of the public health student field experience. For an overview of the preceptor role, please see the field experience checklist and expectations (PDF).

Organizations interested in hosting a Zilber College of Public Health student for their required field experience should fill out the Field Experience Project Form.

Questions? Please contact us at zcph-communityengagement@uwm.edu.