As part of the training program, students must participate in a prevention-related project with university faculty. The practicum will result in the completion of a product associated with one of the four concentration areas of the program. The practicum project will provide opportunities to apply prevention and intervention concepts, methods, and approaches to important educational, health, or social issues and problems. The practicum can supplement the student’s educational program without course credit, or can be taken for 1-3 research credits that count toward satisfying the requirements of the Minor or Certificate Program.

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On-campus institutes that are likely to provide practicum opportunities, and opportunities for prevention research, include the Institute on Aging, the Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development, Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research.

View this Practicum Product: Analysis of the 2009 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey