• Health Sciences Applied Learning

    At Worcester State University, we understand that the best learning includes doing. That’s why we offer practicums that give you hands-on field experience. We partner with dozens of Worcester-based organizations where you can hone your skills in challenging, real-world settings and have a positive impact in the local community. As a public health student, you will complete at least 120 hours of community-based service at one of approximately 30 sites in Worcester. If you minor in health fitness, you may complete an optional practicum of at least 40 hours.

    Sample Practicum Sites
    • 15-40 Connection
    • Abby’s House
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest
    • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester
    • Girls Inc. of Worcester
    • Lutheran Social Services
    • MetroWest Medical Center
    • UMass Medical School’s Quantitative Science Department
    • Worcester Division of Public Health
    • YMCA
    • YWCA

    In addition to this valuable and rewarding field work, you also may take part in faculty-led research or complete an independent study on a topic of interest. We recognize these remarkable student-faculty collaborations at our annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. Recent projects include:

    • Evaluating Dietary Intake: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Fruit Consumption and the Effects of External Cues
    • Obesity Prevalence and Parents’ Perceptions of Eating Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Health Sciences

    Ghosh Science & Technology Center
    Suite  ST-110