For Preceptors

Submit a Practicum Opportunity

Organizations wishing to host a practicum student should click on the above link. The information will be submitted to the College of Public Health career services staff for review and posting to the website. Approved opportunities will be posted for students to view on the Practicum Opportunities page.

Become a Preceptor

Students are excited to work hard and create results; they want a practicum opportunity that will aid their long- term professional development and connect their classroom learning with real world experiences in public health.

Are you interested in becoming a preceptor? Watch this short video to learn more.

Preceptor Orientation video

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
  • Mentor, coach and supervise students
  • Encourage and nurture the intern through challenging situations
  • Nutrure 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 intern's needs

Steps to host a practicum student

  1. Familiarize yourself with the MPH program and its degree requirements
  2. Review the MPH competencies
  3. Identify a project or opportunities  at your organization for the student to complete
  4. Submit a practicum opportunity by clicking the link at the top of the page to be reviewed by Career Services staff and posted to the website
  5. Interview interested students that contact you 



Preceptor Evaluation & Handbook

 Preceptor Practicum Evaluation

 Preceptor Handbook.