REC 609, Internship in Recreation Service

Course objective

To offer the student the opportunity to relate theory to practice by working on a specific project during a supervised co-operative work or volunteer internship in a leisure service agency (minimum 50 hours per term).

REC 609 procedures

  1. Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student will seek permission to do a co-operative work or volunteer internship with a leisure service agency.
  2. A staff member from the host agency must agree to be the Field Supervisor. A student may then request an interview with the Field Supervisor concerning the nature of the internship and the specific project to be undertaken for REC 609.
  3. The student will report back to the Faculty Supervisor to develop a reading list related to the internship project and to finalize the method of course evaluation.
  4. Regular contact between the Faculty Supervisor with either the student, the Field Supervisor, or both, should be scheduled.
  5. REC 609 Proposal Form (on Waterloo Learn) must be submitted to the Faculty Graduate Studies Coordinator within the first 3 weeks of the term in which the course is taken.
  6. At the end of the term, the student will submit 3 copies of a final paper (with an abstract) which combines a literature review with the practical experience gained during the internship project to the Field Supervisor, Faculty Supervisor and Faculty Graduate Studies Coordinator.
  7. The Faculty Supervisor will use the major paper and any other methods of evaluation (as stipulated in the proposal form) to assign a grade for the course. Consultation with the Field Supervisor regarding the student's performance is recommended at this stage.

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