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Practicum Experience in Health Studies

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The Practicum

ThHealth Studies Practicum provides students with on-the-job healthcare experiences and the opportunity to gain necessary observation hours in their professional discipline under an approved agency’s supervision.

The Health Studies Practicum is a 3-credit course typically completed in the student’s senior year during the summer and allows students to explore interests and career options while in school. Students will see what they have learned in class and how it applies to their current work and future employment. 

The Practicum is only offered during the summer full term session.  Students who seek to register for HLST 4003 must submit their Intent to Register form to the Practicum Coordinator in the spring semester by the designated due date. Students must complete a minimum of 104 hours while on practicum to satisfy course requirements.

The practicum experience helps students build practical skills necessary for career success.

Such Experiences may include:

Practicum Requirements

Practicum Coordinator

The role of the Health Studies Practicum Coordinator is to organize all matters related to finding and approving sites, creating the Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with the sites, reviews and approves applications, assures students and preceptors adhere to practicum policies and resolves conflicts between the practicum sites and students.

The Health Studies Practicum Coordinator is Dr. Jodi Bower and can be contacted at jbower@ulm.edu for questions.



Practicum FAQ's for Students

Practicum Handbook

Practicum Site Industry Lists


Submit your practicum application here

 Note: Health Studies students must get approval from their academic advisor or Dr. Jodi Bower to complete this application.