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Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 495A Internship in Recreation Services (12) Meet educational objectives through participation in organized practical experience; direct observation and professional supervision in full-time work experience.

RPTM 495A Internship in Recreation Services (12)

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to meet their educational objectives through participation in well-planned and organized practical experience. Secondary objectives include individualizing the practical experience based upon the student's intended professional career; structuring the experience to facilitate increases in professional skills and competencies as related to the student's professional goals; providing the student with professional supervision and mentoring; and offering the student a diversity of professional responsibilities, including direct leadership and administrative opportunities, in order to prepare the student for successful career entry.

Main topics typically include:
* Orientation to the Internship Agency
* Development of individualized practicum goals/educational objectives
* Critical analysis of professional issues and events
* Comparison and contrast of complementary and competing agencies/organizations
* In-depth study of the student's practicum agency
* Development and implementation of a "special project"

This is a required course for RPTM majors (except Golf Management option) usually taken after a student has completed the majority of the courses in the major. Students must complete RPTM 394 (Orientation to Internship) prior to enrollment. The course is not open to students from other majors.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 394 ; seventh-semester standing; 300 hours practical experience; and a 2.0 grade-point average; current and valid certification in advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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