Courses and Fieldwork
Pre-Internship Course (RPL 310)
This class prepares students for internship placement. Students learn the philosophy and procedures of the internship program through professional development assignments, which also enhance their site selections.
The Internship Program (RPL 320)
The department’s innovative internship program prepares students to work as professionals in the field of recreation, parks, and leisure services administration. The distinct contribution of the internship is the combined academic preparation and field experience, which enables students to develop professional behavior and apply theory to practice during the 30 week/30 credit hour internship experience.
The Fieldwork Program (RPL 318)
The Center of Leisure Services coordinates a short-term work experience called fieldwork. This entitles any student, regardless of major, placed at recreational facilities in entry level or seasonal roles, to concurrently enroll for one to 15 credits based on the job-related recreation experience. This credit offering can be applied to non-recreation majors general elective requirement or fulfill requirements for Recreation or Event Management minors. CLS additionally coordinates fieldwork experiences through the Disney College Program.