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"A planned, supervised and evaluated practice experience is an essential component of a public health professional degree program."

Source: The Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for schools of public health.

Student News
Doctoral candidate Jason Garcia overcame early failures
COPH doctoral candidate Jason Garcia at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition Scholarship Reception in Salt Lake City, flanked by Florida AIHA President Mark Mitchell (right) and Zack Mansdorf, Florida AIHA president-elect.Jason Garcia grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had lived since the age of 5.  During their son’s adolescence, Garcia’s parents made a sudden decision to move away from city life.  Their new home was a rural piece of land well outside the small town of Arcadia, Fla. “We lived about 10 miles […]
Honors College Student wins Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
From left: Dr. Cheryl Vamos, Lynn Le and Laura Merrell in front of Le’s poster at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.Lynn Le, a recent USF Honors College graduate, was a recipient of an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, which was given to the top five percent of students based on their professional mannerisms and oral and poster presentations at the 2015 USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium on April 9. Last fall, Le was searching […]
Atypical graduates highlight spring 2015 pinning ceremony
IMG_0356“You should be proud of your accomplishments!” Dr. Kay Perrin told the College of Public Health baccalaureate graduates at the pinning ceremony May 1.  “As of tomorrow, you will be among the 26% of the U.S. population with a college degree,” added Perrin, associate professor and assistant dean for undergraduate studies. Among all the honors, […]
Peace Corps Master’s International student Sierra Petrosky sends second report home
Petrosky with a young villager in Benin.Maternal and child health graduate student Sierra Petrosky deployed to Benin, West Africa, last summer.  Ten months into her two-year commitment to the Peace Corps via the Peace Corps Master’s International program at the USF College of Public Health, her recent second report to home base is brimming with her typical enthusiasm, vividness and sharing […]