MPH Applied Practice Experience

Applied Practice Experience (APE) for MPH Students

The Applied Practice Experience (APE) is a requirement for all MPH students to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation requirements.

The APE is an integral component of professional training in public health, enabling students to observe and learn from professionals in the field. The APE allows students a significant opportunity to apply theoretical learning toward the achievement of practical goals and skills while under the supervision of a preceptor and faculty advisor. 

The principle objectives of the APE are:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, and skills acquired in the classroom;
  • Provide students with a practical experience in an applied public health and/or community health setting;
  • Develop skills in the field of study;
  • Provide students with an opportunity to learn how one particular organization functions.