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Internship Programs

Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management

All students earning a degree in Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism management must complete an internship. The internship is a 12 credit hour experience and is the capstone course for the major. Students must work a minimum of 40 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks at an approved site in the industry performing management tasks. Click on the links below for detailed information about the internship.

Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Internship Manual (PDF)
Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Internship Agency Listing (PDF)
"A How To Guide for Agencies and Businesses considering hosting an Intern" (PDF)

Recreation Therapy

The primary purpose of the Recreation Therapy Internship is to provide students with a practical, field-based learning experience that encompasses their undergraduate Recreation Therapy degree program. Students have the opportunity to further develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to assume the responsibilities of a recreation therapist, and become credentialed as a CTRS and LRT. This includes involvement in the assessment of clients, planning and delivering RT services to clients, and evaluating these decisions.

Upon permission from the Internship Coordinator, students register for RTH 497, Clinical Placement in Recreation Therapy. This course is a 12-credit hour, senior-level course, and requires 560 hours of direct, full-time RT service that is completed within 14-consecutive weeks. Students may not enroll in other coursework during their internship, without written permission from their RT academic advisor, the coordinator of the RT program, and their clinical supervisor. Internship placement is contingent upon: (a) the current certification status of the clinical supervisor as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), (b) a current affiliation agreement with the agency, and (c) completion of all RT major coursework with a major GPA of 2.5 and a RTH GPA of 3.0. The RT Internship Coordinator maintains an up-to-date list of current agency affiliations.

RTH Internship Manual (PDF)