The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Health
REC 312 involves an unpaid placement in an organization related to recreation, sport, business or tourism. The placement will require 105 hours interspersed over one academic term (15 weeks). The course will be offered on a credit/no credit basis.
- You can begin the planning process for your REC 312 practicum anytime.
- The course is offered all three terms.
- Start by reviewing the FAQs below and complete the placement details web form.
- Review the course outline for more information
Frequently asked questions
How do I find a placement?
- Start by submitting the web form below.
- An Academic Advisor will be in contact with you to set up a meeting and go over some of your options.
- You can research some ideas as to where you would like to work prior to your meeting with the Academic Advisor.
*Note: It is ultimately up to the course instructor to approve your placement. It must be related to recreation, sport, business or tourism.
Are any placements paid?
Normally placements are not paid although this is not a requirement.
Do I need to interview for the position?
Yes, most organizations will interview you for the position to make sure you are a good fit.
How do I enrol in the course?
What documents do I have to submit?
Once you have secured your placement you will need to submit the following documents in the dropbox on Learn.
- Practicum agreement form
- You must submit this before starting the placement
- Professional and personal goals
- These are submitted after starting the placement and conversing with your placement supervisor
- Mid term evaluation
- Submitted after around 50 hours
- Final evaluation
- Submitted after completion of the 105 hours
- Final paper
- Due two weeks after your final day
You will receive all of these documents and further explanations in your student information package after submitting the web form.
Is there any academic work required?
Students will complete a minimum 10 page paper (double-spaced, including title page, at least eight pages of text, and references) that reflects on the integration of academic content (i.e., business and event management principles and theories) within the placement.
How many hours do I need to complete each week?
What are some example placements students have completed?
- Reunion Volunteer Coordinator - University of Waterloo
- Outreach Coordinator, Bikeshare division - The Working Centre
- Sales and Business Development Intern - The Kitchener Aud
- Events and Promotion - University of Waterloo
- Event Support Specialist - Waterloo Public Library
- Event Management and Marketing Intern - The Food Bank of Waterloo
- Business Analyst - K-W Skating Club
- Operations Team Member - Kitchener Rangers