H310 Public Health Field Experiences

H310 is an introductory field experience in a health or health-related worksite. Graded P/N.

Public health undergraduate program

H310 Options

H310 now has two options, to either do a traditional 3 credit internship for the specified term, or to participate in a community project for the term. To compare the two options, review the syllabus down below.  Please note the classes are required for the on campus H310 and there are no classes required for the Ecampus section.

Community Project Option

Students selecting this option will not need to do anything prior to the term. The requirements for this option are provided in detail in the syllabus for each term, for the Ecampus and regular section.

Practicum Option 

The practicum option will involve students securing a practicum site before the start of the term, and completing 45 hours during the term with the site, either remote, hybrid or on site, that agreement is between the student and the site. During the term, the student will submit the assignments detailed in the syllabus to Canvas. All of the course requirements will be virtual. 

Electronic signatures are acceptable for the practicum forms.

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H310 Policies, Handbook and Practicum Resources


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have a question? Be sure to look through the H310 FAQ first.

There is a site suggested list on the website, and many students  also secure sites by networking, researching sites that match their interests, and from past job shadows.

Examples of sites include women's shelters, homeless shelters, food banks, non profit health organizations, hospitals, clinics, and long term care facilities.

You can choose either a remote, hybrid or in person practicum site. Hours that you can count include brief trainings/orientations, work on site projects, activities, and H310 assignments.


You need to have secured a site before the term if you are doing the practicum option.  If you are doing the service learning option, nothing needs to be done before the term starts.

It is recommended to develop a plan as part of the agreement form, to ensure all hours are completed by the end of the term.

Incompletes are only given in emergency/exceptional circumstances.

To be able to pass the course, all hours, the agreement and evaluation forms from the syllabus, the health communication product, discussions and term project must completed by their designated due dates.

If the hours will not be able to achieved during the term, it is recommended to drop the course and register for an upcoming term.

H310 is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

H310 is not offered in the Summer.

If you are registered for H310, you can start 2 weeks early, as long as you are officially registered, and start counting hours (up to 15 hours before term officially starts).

Yes, you just need to discuss it with both sites, and complete the forms for all sites you do hours at and upload them into Canvas.

Yes, you can register for 3 credits in another term and can be taken up to 12 credits total.  If you did the practicum option, you need to choose a new site, or new population and health issue if it is in the same site.  

Yes, H310 is the perfect opportunity to try out to see if you would like to do your internship at that site.

A current job cannot also be counted for academic credit. If your job is at a public health related organization, you can talk with your supervisor to see if you can do projects and hours that are completely separate from your job to count for H310.