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 a 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.