Information for Preceptors

The College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University is committed to providing our students with the skills and experiences that they need to excel in the workplace.  A critical part of that training is best provided by respected regional, national and international public health and health service organizations and professionals. 

We are proud that you and your organization have chosen to work with us to provide our students with the type of “real world” education that can only be acquired in the workplace.  We are confident that, with your guidance, our students will receive an invaluable introduction to the practice setting, and, at the same time that our students will provide you with a valued “extra set of hands” to complement your work.  

You will find additional information and resources in the toolbox on the right designed to help you plan, administer and evaluate the public health field internship experience.

Our students consistently report that their field internship experience has been one of the most rewarding experiences of their academic career.   Our preceptors have been highly satisfied, giving our students a composite score of 4.7 out of 5.0 for a range of cross-cutting skills over the past five years.  Some of their testimonials are included below.


All of us at the ETSU College of Public Health are grateful for your invaluable contribution and commitment.  Thank you!

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