Recreation, Tourism & Therapeutic Recreation Internships & Practicums 


The RTTR internship experience is designed to provide an opportunity for students to make the change from classroom to professional settings. 

Within the structured environment of a university approved agency/site and under the direct supervision of a university approved professional, the student receives guidance in transitioning from the academic setting to the role of an employee in a “real life” worksite. 


The practicum in the field of Recreation Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation offers students the chance to explore one of the many career paths an RTTR education prepares them for. 

A practicum provides an experiential education for students to further their professional development by immersing themselves into the career path of their choice. 

Potential Winona Practicum sites can be found outside Dr. Olson’s office.

Practicum Requirements

The practicum is a total of 100 hours. View the full Practicum Syllabus and Application Packet (PDF).

Students majoring in RT and/or TR must have completed the following courses prior to their practicum: 

  • RTTR 229: Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Studies 
  • RTTR 245: Therapeutic Recreation and Services 

Students in other majors may take an RTTR practicum with the permission of the RTTR practicum coordinator. RTTR practicums may be repeated once, for credit, at a different site.  

Contact the RTTR Internship Supervisor
Dr. Lorene Olson (CTRS)
Internship & Practicum Supervisor

Memorial 125

Email Lorene Olson