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Graduate Externship

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All students will complete at least one full time semester of SPPA 586, Advanced Clinical Externship, at two different off-campus sites, typically in the last semester of enrollment.

  • A variety of clinical externship sites are available off campus
  • These are arranged by the departmental externship coordinator
  • Students may suggest off campus externship sites at which they would like to work
  • All practicum sites must ba arranged and administerd through the department

The department has affiliation agreements with more than 70 facilities in Pennsylvania, including the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Hershey & Harrisburg.

There are also placements available in Delaware, New Jersey, New York State, and Maryland. However, other states may have possible placements as well.

There are possible opportunities to complete a placement near a student's home once an affiliation agreement is established.

Placements include the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Out-patient Centers
  • Day Cares
  • Schools