Experiential Learning

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

All of the programs in the School of Education and Health involve extensive fieldwork and internship requirements, so that our students are professionally prepared to hit the ground running after graduation. Manhattan College has partnerships with schools, hospitals, medical centers and wellness facilities throughout the region to give students meaningful work experience as part of their curriculum.

Student Teaching

As an aspiring teacher, it’s imperative you begin interacting with students as soon as possible, and that’s why real-world experience begins in your first year of study at Manhattan College. In the teacher education programs, all students must complete 100 hours of observation during the first three years of study, followed by student teaching in the senior year. Graduate level students also have the opportunity to do a practicum and internship in real-world settings.

Clinical Internships

Students in the nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy programs are required to complete internships in a clinical setting at a local medical facility. Manhattan College partners with some of the area’s top medical facilities where our students can observe technologists at work and eventually work with patients. The nuclear medicine technology program requires 1,350 hours of internship while the radiation therapy program requires 2,200 hours.

Professional Practicums

Students in the physical education, exercise science and allied health programs complete professional practicums where they are working out in the field. Areas include elementary school, middle school and high school, as well as executive corporate fitness centers, health fitness centers, cardiac rehabilitation centers, strength and conditioning programs in collegiate areas, nutrition, occupational therapy, chiropractics and physicians assistants, physical therapy, clinical hospital settings and sports management facilities.