The Mayo School of Health Sciences' Recreational Therapy Internship prepares individuals for professional practice in hospitals, clinics and private practice. Through your patient care responsibilities and clinical experiences you will attend to patient's daily care needs.
The Recreational Therapy Internship will enable you to:
- Understand the principles and methods of laboratory testing in the treatment of patients with physical disabilities.
- Evaluate, plan and implement therapy groups, as well as special events for patients.
- Establish and maintain rapport with a variety of patients.
- Function as a dynamic member of the treatment team.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Manage and organize time.
- Utilize available resources within the medical complex and the surrounding community.
- Participate in routine departmental maintenance and clean up.
- Practice as an entry-level therapist.
Weekly classes cover current trends in recreational therapy. These learning experiences may include care conferences, lectures, workshops, in-service training, case studies, field trips and informal discussions.
You will also have the opportunity to view a related surgical case.
Grading or Evaluation
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses student evaluative tools that include:
- Written examination
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty reviews
Our 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.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.