School of Health and Human Services

Experiential Learning

Every program within the School of Health and Human Services has an experiential learning component as part of the degree program. Experiential learning is the process by which students learn through hands on experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge and develop skills. A hallmark of our programs is the integrated experiential learning opportunities for our students. Each semester, we have over 400 students placed in community sites working with our community partners and people across the life span to support optimal health and wellness.

Many of our community partners require students to complete and pass a criminal background check, urine alcohol and drug screen, and provide up to date immunization records prior to placement. Successful placement at one of our community sites is not guaranteed and may be contingent upon:

  • Providing up-to-date immunization records

  • Passing a criminal background check

  • Providing CPR and first-aid certification

  • Passing a urine alcohol and drug screen

The requirements can vary across community sites so if you have any questions please contact your faculty advisor for additional information and to obtain the specific requirements for your program.