Applied Practice Experience

Course Description: The Applied Practice Experience (APE) is a required culminating course in which MPH students conduct 150-hours of supervised fieldwork in a public health setting to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum and demonstrate the attainment of foundational public health competencies. 

Preceptor Sites: APE preceptor sites may involve governmental, non-governmental, non-profit, for-profit, industrial, or university-affiliated settings. In general, any organization that provides, plans for, coordinates, organizes, pays for, or regulates public health services is valid for consideration as a site. The LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport MPH Program faculty believe that a wide range of organizations and agencies can provide an appropriate and valuable applied practice experience for MPH students. 

Bring a public health perspective to your organization by hosting an intern or trainee!

Organizations interested in hosting MPH students are welcome to email the Course Director, Madeline Barclay, MPH at to discuss partnership agreements. To qualify, host sites must provide a professional internship that will enhance participants' skills and prepare them for their future careers.

Summer 2021 - Applied Practice Experience Poster Gallery

Spring 2021 - Applied Practice Experience Poster Gallery

Fall 2020 - Applied Practice Experience Poster Galley

Spring 2020 - Applied Practice Experience Poster Gallery