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Student Information - Student Manuals

This section contains several manuals and handbooks that you will normally need. You can download the entire manual or individual forms that are contained in the manuals. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the information.

Although some of the information that is necessary for the completion of the requirements is provided on this page, the manuals contain additional information and procedures that students must complete. Be sure to review the manuals for this information.


Field Experience manual coverField Experience in Recreation and Parks: Whether you need the entire manual or just one form, this section contains the current version of the field experience handbook for downloading. In addition to the full manual, several of the individual forms contained in the handbook are also provided.

Please note that you can register for one through six credits of RECR 480, Field Experience in Recreation and Parks. Remember that you need to complete 45 hours per credit (i.e. 135 hours for three credits) and that if you take the course for three credits, you will normally need to schedule on average between 10-12 hours a week.

Field Experience Handbook - (retrieve the complete handbook)

Agency Information Form - Complete this form before doing your field experience (Required)

Liability Waiver - Complete this form before doing your internship (Required)

Criminal Waiver - Complete this form before doing your field experience (Required)

Time Sheet - (Required at end of field experience)

Student Evaluation Form - Complete halfway through and at end of internship (Required)

Out-of-Class Requirements manual coverOut-of-Class Requirements: You need to complete the following three requirements:

  1. complete 120 hours of experiences in at least three different experiences,
  2. obtain a first aid and CPR certification, and
  3. attend a professional conference at the state, regional or national level.

Also students should register for RECR 497, Out-of-Class Requirements the semester that they plan to complete the requirements. All of this and more information is contained in the Out-of-Class Handbook.

Out-of-Class Handbook (retrieve the entire manual)

Memorandum - Use this cover sheet to summarize all of your experiences. (Required)

Agency Form - Use this form to summarize and document your experiences. One form is required for each experience. (Required)

First Aid and CPR Form - Use this form to document completion of your first aid and CPR. (Required)

Conference Form - Use this form to document the completion of your attendance at a conference.

Practicum Equivalence Form - Use this form, if you have completed an approved supervised practicum at the community college. (Check with instructors regarding suitability).