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The School and Community Health Education Program: Major for Health Educators

Field Experience in School and Community Health Education

HLP 486: Field Experience (3 Cr. Fall)

Prerequisites: Completion of all required courses in General Education and in the professional program in health education, and minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses taken at SUNY Brockport; taken concurrently with HLP 485, HLP 491, HLP 492 and HLP 493.

Field experience in health education provides the first semester senior professional health education students opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to their profession in school, community, hospital, and/or worksite settings. Students spend half the semester in a community site, and half the semester in a school site, under the supervision of college and site mentors. The main goal is to help students begin to develop the responsibilities and competencies for entry-level health educators, as outlined by the most recent Competency Update Project (CUP) (NCHEC, SOPHE, & AAHE, 2006).

Spring 2016 Health Student Teacher or Community Internship Candidates:

In preparation for review of spring 2016 health student teaching and community internship applications in Dr. Fegley’s class on Tuesday, September 22, please become reacquainted with the Tk20 on-line application process as following the steps below.  Please do not complete an application prior to September 22.  All procedures and applications in their entirety will be discussed at the application presentation.  It would be helpful for you to print out the applications and bring with you to the presentation in order to take notes as they are being reviewed; hard copies will not be provided. 

Please note the application deadline will be Tuesday, October 6 at noon. 

Accessing the Tk20 on-line Spring 2016 Student Teaching and Community applications:

1.] Go to:

2.] Click “Tk20 Log-in” under the first column

3.] Enter your username and password (use your Blackboard credentials)

4.] Click the Applications tab at the top of the screen

5.] Select Create from the left side of the screen

6.] Select Health Student Teaching Application Spring 2016 or Community Internship Application Spring 2016 from the drop-down box

7.] Complete all applicable fields on the application (Note: Starred ‘*’ fields are required)

8.] After data entry, there are 3 options:

  1. Save--You are permitted to return to the application to complete and submit at a later date
  2. Submit--The application will be sent directly to reviewers and changes cannot be made
  3. Discard Changes--Deletes all data entry

9.] Click OK

Please note that once your application is submitted, information provided cannot be changed, and only viewed.  In order to view an application after it has been submitted, please follow these steps:                

  1. Log into Tk20
  2. Click on the Applications tab
  3. Applications that a student has submitted should be listed. If for any reason applications do not appear, be sure that you are on the “Browse” applications link. 

Thank you.


Practica in School and Community Health Education

HLP 495: Practicum in School Health Education (12 Cr. Spring)

Prerequisites: HLP 485, 486, 491, 492 and 493, minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport; and passing score on the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST). Click here to access information regarding preparing for the LAST.

The Practicum in School Health Education provides the students with the opportunity to use all of their knowledge and skills on a full-time basis in an elementary and secondary school site under the supervision of a teacher and a health educator respectively. This experience is also an opportunity for students to become proficient in delivering content related to the implementation of the three New York State Learning Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences.HLP 496: Practicum in Community Health Education (3-12 Cr. Spring)

Prerequisites: HLP 485, 486, 491, 492 and 493, minimum 2.5 GPA for all courses completed at SUNY Brockport.
The Practicum in Community Health Education provides students with the opportunity to function as full-time health educators in community, hospital or work-site settings under the supervision of a health education professional. This experience allows students to develop, implement, and evaluate health education programs as appropriate for the setting.
The Department of Health Science has a professional responsibility to deny admission or continuation in any of its undergraduate or graduate programs to any student whose level of performance and/or personal characteristics do not adquately meet academic professional or ethical standards.

All students considering a Department of Health Science program or concentration are invited contact the department's chair or any member of the department faculty for further information and guidance.

Department of Health Science
The College at Brockport
23 Hartwell Hall
350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420-2979


Last Updated 9/21/15