The experiences of therapeutic recreation student interns

Keough, Erin Leah Rose (2020) The experiences of therapeutic recreation student interns. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Internships are used as an educational tool to allow students to learn and understand the daily practices of a profession they are studying in university. To become a Certified Recreation Therapist Specialist (CTRS), students must complete an internship in a clinical setting under the supervision of a CTRS. The majority of studies that have examined internship outcomes have focused on the perspectives of professionals and educators. This qualitative study investigated the therapeutic recreation (TR) internship from the perspective of students. Participants of this study were seven graduates from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Bachelor of Recreation program who had completed their TR internships. Through semi-structured interviews, the main themes identified included; growth as a professional, meaningful relationships, and perceptions of learning. The results of this study suggest the need for further examination of higher education in therapeutic recreation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14725
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: experiential learning, internship, therapeutic recreation, qualitative
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Kinesiology
Date: August 2020
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Recreational therapists--Training of; Recreational therapy--Study and teaching (Internship); Memorial University of Newfoundland--Students--Attitudes.

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