Learning what is and is not public health takes practice. Established to ensure that connections to public health practice are incorporated throughout the Colorado School of Public Health, our Center for Public Health Practice gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge, theories and skills in our local communities through field application.
The MPH practicum is intended to support your growth, both personally and professionally while connecting and contributing to community needs. The experience provides you the opportunity to develop your professional skills by leading a project in a public health setting that contributes to an unmet need of the host site. After completing at least 120 hours at your preceptor site, ColoradoSPH makes certain you’ll be a part of the next generation of public health professionals.
Through the practicum, students will:
- Apply classroom theory, knowledge, skills, and techniques to a professional work setting;
- Enhance and develop new skills needed to function as a professional in a public health setting;
- Work on a specific public health problem, issue, or project that is salient to the preceptor site;
- Participate in a setting that allows you to explore future career decisions;
- Engage in professional self-assessment and personal reflection;
- Build a personal network of professional leaders in public health, and;
- Connect with local and state public health agencies, other community-based organizations, and community-based participatory research project.
Practice-Based Learning Preceptor Sites
Click on the map below to learn about ColoradoSPH's preceptor sites.