The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Health
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Regular contact between the Faculty Supervisor with either the student, the Field Supervisor, or both, should be scheduled.
- A 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.
- 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.
- 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.