Undergraduate Practicum

(RTTR 398 / 3 credits)

The practicum in the field of Recreation Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation offers students the change to explore one of the many career paths that an education in RTTR prepares them for. A practicum provides experiential education in order for students to gain the opportunity to further their professional development by immersing themselves into the career path of their choice.


  • Practicum Requirements
    • 100 hours
  • Prerequisites:
    • Students majoring in RT and/or TR
      • RTTR 229: Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Studies
      • RTTR 245: Therapeutic Recreation and Services
    • Other students:
      • Permission of the RTTR practicum coordinator
      • RTTR practicums may be repeated once, for credit, at a different site
  • Possible Practicum Opportunities
    • OERC - RT
    • Park and Recreation - RT
    • YMCA - RT
    • Senior Centers - TR
    • Schools TR

  • RTTR Practicum Locations:
    The RTTR program maintains a database of possible practicum locations to choose from. In the past, RTTR students have found positions at city parks and recreation departments, medical health centers, youth camps, and many more places that you can choose from. Here is our database of Practicum Job Sites.

  • Contact:
    Lorene Olson, Ph.D.,C.T.R.S.
    Faculty Practicum Coordinator
    Phone: 507.457.5499/800.242.8978