Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis - Practicum and Internship Experience

Southern Miss Therapeutic Recreation practicum

All students in therapeutic recreation are required to enroll in three hours of KIN 210 (Practicum) and 12 hours of KIN 495 (Internship).

Students must have a 2.2 cumulative GPA or a 2.5 GPA in major requirements (including BSC 250/250L, 251/251L and PSY 110 for therapeutic recreation emphasis) and all other course work completed to begin internship.

The practica are taken on three occasions over three separate semesters for one credit hour each. The practicum is a 40-hour-per-semester field experience that provides the student the opportunity to learn through observation, practice new skills, and develop an appreciation for the profession.

The internship is the culminating experience for all students in recreation, and is taken after all course work has been completed. The internship is a 14 week (minimum) full-time field work experience in which students are provided the opportunity to apply theory to practice and begin the process of developing and shaping their skills.

Last Updated: 9 June 2015