Faculty and Preceptor Information

Semester Deadlines (Spring 2023)

Note: Students who will not complete the applied practice experience by the deadline should notify their faculty advisor, preceptor and the coordinator. Students will receive an incomplete and will have until the following semester to finish the requirements.

Faculty End-of-Semester Checklist

Submitting an Opportunity

Students are excited to work hard and create results; they want an opportunity that will aid their long-term professional development and connect their classroom learning with real world experiences in public health.  To host a student, submit an opportunity for review by the College of Public Health.

Post an opportunity

Become a Preceptor

As a preceptor, you become an important part of a student’s professional development in public health. To become a preceptor, and host a student for the applied practice experience please review the information below. 

  1. Become familiar with the MPH program and its degree requirements
  2. Review the MPH competencies
  3. Identify a project or opportunities at your organization that allows the student to address MPH Competencies. As a requirement students must address 5 total competencies.  3 of them must be foundational competencies and 2 must be from the students specialization.  Please take a moment to review the competencies by clicking the link above.
  4. Allow students and assist the student with creating two deliverables/work products that is of use to the organization.  More information about deliverables can be found here.
  5. Students must complete a total of 120 hours remote or in-person working on tasks related to the APE
  6. Preceptors will be required to complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the experience.
  7. Preceptors can submit an opportunity for the APE here. The opportunity will be reviewed and once approved will be posted on the student opportunities page for students to review. 

Preceptor Requirements

  • MPH degree is encouraged but not required
  • Develop meaningful experiences and projects for students that tie into the public health curriculum and competencies
  • Assist students with developing meaning deliverables/work-products that address competencies and is useful to your organization
  • Mentor, coach and supervise students
  • Encourage and nurture the students through challenging situations
  • Nurture creative and independent thinking
  • Provide constructive feedback and address areas of improvement
  • Integrate the student into the organization through meetings, conferences and networking events
  • Connect the student to others in the organization
  • Revisit learning objectives and competencies and discuss what the student has learned
  • Listen carefully and be sensitive to the students needs