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Student Placement

Grow and stretch your skills

Does your education program require practical experience in a work setting with guidance from an experienced professional? Whether you are in a clinical or non-clinical profession AHS may have an opportunity for you.

A student placement is any unpaid practice education experience (also called placement, practicum, clinical, fieldwork, internship, experiential learning, etc.) that is a requirement of an educational program.

If you are unsure whether you require a clinical or non-clinical placement please email

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Clinical Placements

A clinical placement is one where the individual is in a position that will be directly involved with patient care or directly provide patient care. For example: nurses, therapists, geneticists, dieticians, counselors, emergency medical technicians, opticians, and pharmacists.


Application Information

Requests received from students directly will not be accepted.

All AHS student placement requests must originate from your post-secondary institution and be directed through the Health Science Placement Network (HSPnet) or the Student Placement Team.

Please note:

  • The Student Placement Team require a time frame of 3 months for student placement requests.
  • The Student Placement Team coordinates the majority of AHS clinical student placements.

International Application Information

Students attending an international post-secondary institution (including students from the United States) who wish to request a placement with AHS, should read the international students section of our FAQs. The international post-secondary institution is required to email directly to discuss the process and prerequisites.

Please note: we require a time frame of 6 months for international student placement requests.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, the Student Placement Team is available to support students and placement coordinators with this process, please email

Non-Clinical Placements

A non-clinical placement is one where the individual will not have direct contact with a patient and will not provide care or support for their care. Examples include human resources professionals, finance, maintenance staff, secretaries or administrative assistants.

AHS offers placement opportunities for non-clinical post-secondary students, where a placement is a requirement of the program.

Application Information

  1. Complete the Non-Clinical Placement Request Form and attach the required documents.
  2. Complete the HSPnet Student Consent Form A.
  3. Submit these two sets of documents to your placement coordinator at your school. If you are unsure of who your placement coordinator is, consult your program and/or school.

Your placement coordinator will submit these two sets of documents to us. Once these documents have been received by AHS, we will assist you with finding a suitable placement, wherever possible.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, Student Strategies is available to support students and placement coordinators with this process, please email


Preparing to start a student placement with AHS? Please visit our Student Orientation Information.

Start Your Career at AHS

“The mentorship is really helpful, and I feel really supported by the rest of the rehab staff and the health care team here.”

- Camira C., physiotherapist (former placement student)

Start Your Career at AHS

“I am so thankful that I had such a great practicum experience, which exceeded my expectations, and allowed me to learn and grow personally and professionally.”

- Ashley K., University of Alberta BScKin Student