Practicums are similar to internships, but are less closely supervised and are suitable for students preparing for career entry. They provide workplace settings in which students gain practical experience in a discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. Practicum classes are regulated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Practicum experiences typically have a larger contact hour requirement than internships and may or may not be paid.

Health Science Practicums – see below


Clinical experience is key component in some programs. Students apply theory learned in the classroom, to practice in several clinical settings for “hands on” experience.

Settings for these experiences vary, offering students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in areas involving many populations across the lifespan, at medical and/or educational facilities.

Health Science Practicums

Health Science Practicums are similar to clinicals, but have a larger contact hour requirement.

Visit Internships for more information.