Courses & Programs

Practicum for CHWs

COURSE CODE: HTH 209

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: HTH 104 with a grade of C or better; BUS 115 or concurrent; permission of Department Chair

This 3 credit class offers students an opportunity to learn in a work setting while obtaining practical experience in community health work (CHW). Students will contract for a minimum of 125 hours at an internship placement and participate in a weekly seminar to discuss their fieldwork and apply academic theory to practice. Students will work in settings that familiarize them with concrete examples of the core competencies of CHWs studied in HTH 104 and in class through readings and discussions. Students will also gain an understanding of industry and organizational structures, cultures, and ethics, and will strengthen their critical thinking, research, and problem solving skills. They will keep logs of their activities and complete other written assignments for class. Students will be able to apply these hours towards the required hours of work experience for state certification. Prerequisites: HTH 104 with a grade of C or better; BUS 115 or concurrent; permission of Department Chair