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Field Experience: School of Health Sciences: Information for Field Sites

In this section you will find:

Please scroll down or click on the underlined tabs to the left to find: Information about Walden University and the School of Health Sciences as well as Practicum information for Preceptors and Field Site Administrators.



Walden University and the School of Health Sciences

About Walden University

Walden University is an accredited institution that for more than 40 years has provided an engaging learning experience for working professionals. Our mission of producing scholar-practitioners has attracted a community of extraordinary students and faculty, all sharing a common desire to make a positive social impact—to make a difference.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Walden’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Walden University Vision and Mission


Walden University envisions a distinctively different 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good.


Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.

Social Change

Walden University defines positive social change as a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, cultures, and societies. Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions.

This definition of positive social change provides an intellectually comprehensive and socially constructive foundation for the programs, research, professional activities, and products created by the Walden academic community.

In addition, Walden supports positive social change through the development of principled, knowledgeable, and ethical scholar-practitioners, who are and will become civic and professional role models by advancing the betterment of society.

Academic Offices

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 1-612-338-7224 or 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368)
Fax: 1-612-338-5092  

The School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences Vision and Mission


The School of Health Sciences envisions healthy communities defined by physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, free from illness, disease, and injury which cause suffering, premature death, and diminished quality of life.


The School of Health Sciences provides innovative educational programs using a scholar-practitioner model to equip a diverse array of learners as social change agents who will promote, educate, motivate, and advocate for healthy communities.

Practicum information for Preceptors and Field Sites

Thank you for your interest in working with our student(s)!  

Your site will be gaining a student who has successfuly completed all requirements for his or her degree with the exception of the practicum.  We are confident our student will be a productive asset capable of assuming responsibility and fulfilling assigned tasks.

The main objectives of the practicum experience at Walden University:

  • Apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program of study.
  • Engage in a relationship with an approved preceptor, focusing on roles and role functions and the achievement of individualized learning objectives.
  • Complete public health tasks conceptualized by the student and preceptor and approved by the practicum director.
  • Promote positive social change in the student’s community.

For more information please select the tab above, found under Practicum Information - MPH for Preceptors and Field Sites.

1. Please see the MPH Practicum Guide for Preceptors & Site Administrators, shown below.


2. The MPH Learning Agreement form will be provided to the preceptor from the student once the student's practicum application has been approved. The Learning Agreement covers the student's schedule, assignments, objectives, etc.  It is to be completed by the student and the preceptor.  


3. For information about the MPH curriculum and practicum, please see the MPH Curriculum and Practicum Information, below.