Michigan FPHLP's curriculum is designed to aid students in their exposure of public health careers through workshops and seminars, field trips, and a group community-based research project, culminating into a professional portfolio. Below are detailed descriptions of program offerings:

Workshops and Seminars

FPHLP participants will engage with University of Michigan School of Public Health (Michigan Public Health) faculty, community and government health leaders and FPHLP staff in workshops and seminars designed to complement participant’s field placements. Seminars and workshops will focus on specific themes like Professional Development, Public Health Disciplines and Health Inequities.

Field Trips

In addition to the workshops and seminars, FPHLP participants will also be able to learn about public health through field trips to various sites throughout Southeast Michigan.

Group Community-Based Research Project

In cluster groups, FPHLP participants will conduct community-health assessments that fit the scope of the program. Michigan Public Health faculty, community, and government health leaders will provide guidance and support on the project. These projects inform future work for local public health professionals.


At the end of the program, FPHLP participants will have a portfolio showcasing their experiences in public health practice. Participants will also leave the program with the skills to appropriately address the graduate school application process and will be prepared to present at professional conferences.