Our undergraduate program requires students to perform two internships.
REL 307 is a 3 credit field experience performed during a summer semester. Students majoring or minoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies are required to take this course.
REL 307 is designed to provide students:
Students may perform this field experience at any recreation or parks agency (public, nonprofit, tourism)
REL 403 is a 15-credit course required by all students in the recreation and leisure studies major. It is performed after ALL course work is completed. The goal of the internship is to provide a final preparation of the student for entry into their new profession of recreation and parks.
Students have an extremely wide choice of intern sites. All sites are previously approved by the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies to ensure appropriate site supervision, educational content, and student securtiy and safety.
Preparation for the REL 403 practicum by students typically takes two semesters.
This entails several group meetings.