Welcome to the Public Health Promotion Practicum and

Field Experience Information Page

This course is a capstone course and is only taken by senior level students in their last semester. This course can only be registered for after meeting with your advisor to ensure it is your last semester. A permission number is required to register for the course.

Course Description

A cumulative experience for students to utilize the skills that they have learned in obtaining their concentration in Health Promotion or B.S. in Public Health Promotion.  Students will complete a directed number of hours.  During this time students will be placed in a Health or Community organization where they will provide assistance as needed to the organization.  During their experience students will assess, design, and/or evaluate a health promotion program that provides an opportunity for the organization to better serve the priority population of the organization.  The internship is to provide students with work experience in a professional capacity and practice the skills learned through the Stanislaus State Health Promotion concentration.

Course Learning Objectives
  • To utilize health promotion tools to understand the need of an organization and the community it serves
  • To understand the importance of an assessment
  • To implement the theory in practice
  • To identify a specific challenge to the priority population
  • To design and/or implement an intervention (program plan) using best practice methods to improve the priority population
  • Set up evaluation methods for the program plan

It is the student's responsibility to understand the assessment, theory, intervention (program plan), and evaluation at your placement location, although you will most likely NOT have enough time to work on each area.  If you are unable to identify each area and present an understanding the likelihood of NOT passing is very high.

  • Working with diverse communities
  • Assessment, Program Planning, Evaluation
  • Accumulate directed number of hours 
Course work includes
  • Reports
  • Developing and Presenting a Poster
  • Video Presentation of Project

Health Promotion Practicum Sample Syllabus

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the organization and California State University, Stanislaus
  • Internships are not positions that would have been a paid position
  • Safe and comfortable atmosphere

If you are a community or health organization that is interested in hosting a Public Health Promotion student during a fall or spring semester, please contact our Public Health Promotion Internship Coordinator, Heidi Santino.

Sample Listing of Previous Health Promotion Internship Locations

Updated: January 09, 2024