The Recreational Therapy Internship prepares individuals for professional practice in hospitals, clinics and private practice.

Through your patient care responsibilities and clinical experiences, the internship enables you to:

  • Understand the principles and methods of laboratory testing in the treatment of patients with physical disabilities
  • Establish and maintain rapport with patients with diverse needs and backgrounds
  • Function as a dynamic member of the patient care team
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Manage and organize time
  • Utilize available resources within Mayo Clinic and the surrounding community
  • Practice as an entry-level therapist

Grading or evaluation

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

April 06, 2015