Recreation And Leisure Studies



General Information
Internships for Therapeutic Recreation Students


Therapeutic Recreation students who wish to complete an Advanced Fieldwork or Internship experience need to:

  1. Download and read the Therapeutic Recreation Internship Manual (29 pages) .
  2. Download the Application for Internship or Advanced Fieldwork Form and the GPA Calculator Spreadsheet. Follow the procedures for filling out the form and then submit this form to Ms. Maureen Coats, CTRS.
  3. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail requesting that you set up a meeting with Ms. Coats.
  4. In consultation with your academic advisor and Ms. Coats, begin researching potential sites.
  5. Once a site has been identified and approved by Ms. Coats, download the TR Site Acceptance Form, fill in the necessary information, and then send the form to the site supervisor to complete.
  6. Once Ms. Coats has received the site acceptance form from the site, she will notify you that you need to complete the TR Student Placement Form. Note that ALL information on this form (except for the signatures) must be typed.

If you have any questions about the procedures and/or forms, please contact Ms. Coats.


The following courses are offered for Therapeutic Recreation Majors. You will need to indicate which course you will be registering for on the Student Placement Form.

RLS -34900
Advanced Fieldwork

Credits: 2-6

  • RLS 34800
  • Permission of department chair

Internship in Recreation & Leisure Studies

Credits: 6-9

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Minimum GPA in RLS xxxxx courses of 2.50
  • Minimum of 3.00 in RLS-24800 and RLS 34800
  • Completion of at least 24 credits of required recreation courses (RLS xxxxx) and 6 credits of recreation electives
  • Approval of department chair

Department Contacts

RLS Internship Coordinator
Maureen Coats, CTRS

RLS Administrative Assistant
Terri Stavrus
Office: 321 Smiddy Hall
Phone: 274-3335

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