The internship experience (HTH 4936) is required for seniors seeking a degree in health or public health. It is required to complete the internship during the final semester of the degree. The internship gives the student an opportunity to apply and integrate the cognitive knowledge and skills developed in the classroom in real-world settings.
The major goals of the program are:
Health and Public Health majors are eligible to apply for an internship if they have:
Fall 2021 information will be posted in April. Please check the website for more details at that time. The below information applies to summer 2021 internships only.
The internship provides valuable real-world, degree-related experience that can assist with decisions about interest, career paths and graduate school. While we strongly encourage students to secure an internship, the Department of Public Health realizes the challenges of the current situation. As a result, all Health and Public Health students who are expected to graduate in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 will have the option to substitute two (2) 3-credit courses to replace the 6-credit internship course HTH 4936.
For Summer 2021, Health and Public Health students can take any two of the following courses that are not already needed for their degree plan.
HTH 3543 Growth and Development
HTH 3553 Emotional Wellbeing
HTH 3663 Program Planning and Evaluation
HTH 4513 Consumer Health
PUB 4043 Global Health (credit cannot be earned if taken SOC 4043 Global Health previously; identical course)
KIN 3103 Motor Development
KIN 4023 Exercise Psychology
KIN 4123 Introduction to Sport Psychology
PSY 3303 Psychological Perspectives on Gender
PSY 3523 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PSY 4253 Psychology of Health
SOC 3213 Medical Sociology
SOC 3223 Population Dynamics/Demography Techniques
SOC 3283 Poverty
SOC 3323 Introduction to Social Research
SOC 4023 Violence and Society
COM 3293 Intro to Health Communication
For students choosing the two course substitution, please note these guidelines:
For students who want to complete an internship during Summer 2021, you will need to:
Deadline: Summer 2021 internship paperwork must be submitted by 12noon Monday, May 3, 2021.
All internship paperwork should be submitted here: https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Qm3EkA7dV7uz9I
Location: MB 3.324
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644