Health Sciences and Public Health

Hands-on educational experiences to complement your classroom learning

HSPH Majors

Health Sciences and Public & Community Health

Fieldwork, Internships, and Research

The fieldwork, internship, and research requirements apply to students with any of the following majors:

  • Health Sciences (planned clinical or premedical)

  • Public and Community Health

Course Requirements

Students must complete a total of 3 credits from any combination of the following courses:

  • HLTH 34900 Fieldwork in Health
    (.5-6 credits)
  • HLTH 45300 Supervised Research 

Application Process

Complete the appropriate petition form here:

Fieldwork and Internship Petition Form

Internships must be approved by the Department of Health Sciences and Public Health and the HSHP Office of Experiential Learning in advance. Retroactive credit is not provided.

If you desire to complete fieldwork at a site that is not already on an approved list, the process can take longer so start the process early and be prepared that the site may not be eligible to host you for fieldwork or an internship.

An organizational meeting is held once each semester regarding the fieldwork and internship process. Students are notified about the meeting by email by the Department of Health Sciences and Public Health (

Coaching Minor

Application Process

The coaching minor requires 1 credit in PHED 34900 Fieldwork in Physical Education. Complete the petition form:

Fieldwork and Internship Petition Form

Note that the coaching minor internship is coordinated by Dr. Hongwei Guan. Please submit the completed petition form to or call (607) 274-3129 with questions.


Department of Health Sciences and Public Health
Ithaca College
G56 Hill Center 
953 Danby Road 
Ithaca, NY 14850