FTR407 - Preparing for Fieldwork and Co-op

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Subject Title
Preparing for Fieldwork and Co-op

Subject Description
This course identifies the components of the fieldwork experience so that the student can successfully complete the program?s four field placements. The following areas are explored: the search and approval process for securing an appropriate therapeutic recreation related placement, learning outcomes and program criteria, evaluation and recording procedures, supervisory styles and appropriate student response, legal requirements, insurance, and common issues. Also covered are the skills necessary to market individual skills and talents using current and popular social media platforms.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create a social media profile to market self as a future therapeutic recreation professional.
  2. Secure a therapeutic recreation placement using research, networking, and self-marketing strategies.
  3. Apply therapeutic recreation standards of practice, ethics, legislation, policies and procedures during placement.
  4. Document student experience in the placement using therapeutic recreation professional standards and practices.
  5. Utilize a variety of professional development strategies to increase skills as a recreation therapist for the benefit of self, clients, and the job/practicum employer.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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