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Field Experience I


Total credits

15 weeks

Course length

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Course level: Upper Division

This is a 15-week course requiring at least 175 hours of field experience, or an average of 12 hours per week committed to a field placement site. Students will work in a human services setting under the supervision of a qualified professional. In addition to providing direct service, students will attend a weekly 2-hour class for faculty supervision and evaluation of core competency development. Typical activities of a field placement involve employing skills acquired so far in the program progression: conducting interviews, working directly with clients and groups, developing action plans, and documenting.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Field Experience Standards

Knowing Your Agency

Human and Social Systems

Ethics and Values for the Human Services Professional

Diversity and Special Populations

Delivery of Human Services

Interpersonal Communication

Interviewing Skills

Client Assessment Part 1: Process

Client Assessment Part 2: Planning

Client Assessment Part 3: Implementation


Human Services Information Management


Completing Your Field Experience


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

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