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Submit Your Practicum Application


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

Determine Your Application Deadline

You must submit your practicum application in Meditrek one full quarter before beginning practicum (PUBH 6638 or PUBH 6637 depending on your catalog).   

Applying for practicum can be a lengthy process. We recommend you learn your practicum 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 practicum application by the deadline may result in a delay to the next quarter and a delay in your graduation date. 

Application Deadlines

Fall Quarter

Application Deadline: First day of preceding summer quarter 

Winter Quarter

Application Deadline: First day of preceding fall quarter 

Spring Quarter

Application Deadline: First day of preceding winter quarter 

Summer Quarter

Application Deadline: First day of preceding spring quarter 

Learn What You Need to Submit Your Application

Check Your Application Status

The Field Education Coordinator and Associate Dean 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 a "Practicum Approval Notice" will be sent to you and your preceptor with more information.

You can see both the current overall status of your practicum 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 Practicum 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 Practicum 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 Practicum Course Registration

You will be registered by your student success advisor (SSA) approximately 4 weeks before the term start. You must meet these requirements:

  • Your application in Meditrek must be in "approved" status before you will be registered.
  • You must be in good academic standing, including a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • You must have completed all pre-requisite courses.

Important note for those who enroll through Summer 2023: 

  • You can take PUBH 6245 (Applied Research) with PUBH 6638. Otherwise, PUBH 6638 will need to be taken on its own.
  • The two practicum courses (PUBH 6638 and PUBH 6639) cannot be taken together.
  • You will finish the program when you complete PUBH 6639 and PUBH 6640 (Final Seminar). Note: you take these together.

Important note for those who enroll Fall 2023 or after: 

  • You can take PUBH 6123 (Grant Writing) with PUBH 6637 OR take PUBH 6637 on its own.
  • PUBH 6637 is your last course.
  • You will finish the program when you complete PUBH 6637.

Note: It can take up to 48 hours for the course to appear on your student portal.

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 email address provided in the instructions on the LA form. 
  • The Associate Dean will review and provide feedback and/or approval. 
  • A message will be sent to your Walden email if you need to revise your Learning Agreement or if it is approved.