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Doctor of Public Health Applied Practice

Submitting Your Applied Practice Application

You need to submit your applied practice application in Meditrek one full quarter in advance of starting PUBH 8990.

It can take at least a full quarter to secure a preceptor and site. Start early. You must have an approved application on file to be registered for the applied practice course. 

Important

If there are any changes to your preceptor or applied practice site after you have submitted your applied practice application or your application has been approved, contact the Field Education Coordinator at DrPHape@mail.waldenu.edu to get it adjusted and reevaluated for approval.

Determine Your Application Deadline

You must submit your applied practice application one full quarter before beginning PUBH 8990. 

Applying for Applied Practice can be a lengthy process. We recommend you learn your applied practice requirements at the beginning of your program. This can help remedy any problems that may arise before your application is due. 

Deadlines are critical. Failure to submit your Applied Practice Application by the deadline may result in a delay to the next quarter and a delay in your graduation date.

Application Deadlines

Spring Quarter: February 28, 2022

Application Deadline: November 29, 2021


Summer Quarter: May 30, 2022

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022


Fall Quarter: August 29, 2022

Application Deadline: May 30, 2022

Learn What You Need to Submit Your Application

Submit Your Practicum Application

Check Your Application Status

The Field Education Coordinator and Director of Public Health Practice will process your application documents. You will be notified if changes are needed.

If your application is denied, you will be contacted with next steps.

When your application is approved an "Applied Practice Approval Notice" will be sent to you and your preceptor with more information.

You can see both the current overall status of your applied practice application and each individual section in Meditrek. The status is live and accurate. Checking Meditrek is the fastest way to find our your application status. 

To review the status of the individual sections of your application:

  • Click on the Applied Practice Application button in Meditrek
  • Click on the application that you would like to review
  • Next to each section you will see if it has been approved, denied, or not yet reviewed

To review the status of your overall application:

  • Click on the Applied Practice Application button in Meditrek
  • Find the application you want, select the correct application
  • Look in the last column "status" to find the overall status for the application
  • Refer to the legend in Meditrek for status definitions

Confirm Your Applied Practice Course Registration

You will be registered for PUBH 8990 upon full approval of your Applied Practice Experience Application. The Field Education Coordinator will submit registration requests to the registrar’s scheduling department after the applied practice experience application has been fully approved.

  • If the Applied Practice Experience Application is approved 4 weeks or more prior to term start, the Field Education Coordinator will process the registration approximately 4 weeks prior to term start.
  • If the Applied Practice Experience Application is approved less than 4 weeks prior to term start, the Field Education Coordinator will process the registration approximately within 2 business days after the application is approved.

 

Note: It takes 24 to 48 hours for your course to appear in Blackboard.

Complete Your Learning Agreement

  • You will receive the Learning Agreement along with a due date once your application has been approved
  • You must work on this document with your approved preceptor
  • Send your completed Learning Agreement to the Field Education Coordinator at DrPHape@mail.waldenu.edu
  • The Director of Applied Practice will review and provide feedback and/or approval
  • You will be contacted via Walden email if you need to revise your Learning Agreement or if it is approved