About the internships

About Our Program

Designed as an integral part of each student’s professional preparation, our clinical experiences, or internships, contribute significantly to student development. These structured experiences are intended to provide opportunities for the student to apply theory, acquire professional skills, and develop as a young professional. In addition, the supervised clinical experiences provide each student with an opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diverse operations of their individual placement settings and allow for a gradual, smooth adjustment into the role of a practicing professional.

Our internship program offers students a total of 600 total contact hours at up to 3 unique clinical sites.  Each student has the opportunity to select from a setting in either the public, private, or commercial sector. These clinical experiences are considered a valuable supplement to classroom instruction and are an essential component of the entire professional education experience; preparing our students to be both professionally and clinically competent within their individual concentration’s scope of practice.  The offered courses are listed as follows: HPEX 395, HPEX 495, and HPEX 496.

The Clinical Coordinator, Jeff Diritto (jhdiritto@vcu.edu) can answer questions about site selection and course enrollment.

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