SPH Practicum Experience Documents
All MPH and MHA students with the School of Public Health (SPH) are required to complete a practicum experience as part of their curriculum. The purpose of the SPH practicum experience is to provide students with an opportunity to apply the concepts, strategies and tools acquired throughout the course of their classroom studies. Below you find a list of necessary documents to completing your practicum experience.
Department Practicum Coordinators
Students should consult with their department practicum coordinator on all matters related to their practicum experience.
Environmental and Occupational Health
Adam Pickens, PhD, MPH
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dennis Gorman, PhD
Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
Diane Dowdy, PhD, MS
Practicum Experience Management System (PEMS)
Access to PEMS is granted by your department administrator. Please use the email addresses below to contact your department administrator for access to PEMS.
- Access PEMS - Must use either Firefox or Chome to access.
- PEMS User Guide for Students
- PEMS User Guide for Department Administrators
- PEMS User Guide for Department Coordinators
Practicum Experience Management System (PEMS) training for students scheduled to complete practicum. All sessions will be in SPH College Station, classroom 119 with broadcast to SPH McAllen classroom 153.
Students must select the date and time they will attend as part of the registration process. Please note that each session is capped at 20 students and verification will be sent for registration 3 days before the session.
Training will be held:
- Wednesday February 15th, 8:00 AM
- Tuesday February 21st, 12:00 PM
- Wednesday March 8th, 12:00 PM
- Monday March 20th, 12:00 PM
- Wednesday April 12, 12:00 PM
Practicum Experience Manual
Practicum Experience Forms
- Practicum Experience Work Plan Development Form
- International Practicum Documents (PDF)
- Note: In order to type on the forms click download first. Any handwritten forms, with the exception of signatures, will be rejected.
CPT Forms for Students on F1-Visas
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is work authorization for F-1 international students to receive further training that is designed to achieve an established academic objective directly related to degree level and major. CPT includes practicums and internships.
SPH student on F1 visas must:
- Complete the student form
- Have the department form completed by their academic department
- Have their practicum preceptor complete the employer form
Completed forms must be submitted to International Student Services and a copy of all completed forms must be provided to your department practicum coordinator.
For more information or questions related to CPT please visit the International Student Services website: http://iss.tamu.edu/Current-Students/F-1-Status/Curricular-Practical-Training
For any additional questions regarding the practicum experience or completion of any of these forms, please contact your department practicum coordinator.