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Practicum Placements

In order to become a Professional Member of the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), after May 1, 2011 all new graduates are required to complete a minimum of 320 hours within a Therapeutic Recreation practicum/internship. A minimum of 250 hours of this placement must have a clinical component and be completed under the supervision of a Recreation Therapist who is registered with their provincial association. To be considered a clinical placement the student’s role must include conducting clinical activities (i.e. assessment, treatment interventions etc.) while maintaining a client caseload at a clinical placement site. A clinical placement site is a broad term that includes, but is not limited to, Long Term Care, assisted living, rehab, and/or acute care facilities or under the direction of a private Recreation Therapist.

If you graduated after May 1, 2011, the following document “ATRA New Graduate Hours of Recreation Therapy Clinical Internship/Practicum Reporting Form" must be completed by your practicum/internship supervisor and sent with your application for professional membership. 

New Graduate Hours of Recreation Therapy Clinical Internship/Practicum Reporting Form

Internships/Practicums Within Alberta Health Services 

Important Notice

Students are responsible to confirm their preceptor/supervisor's professional membership status. Click here to go to our Professional Registration look-up feature where you can type in your potential preceptor/supervisor's name to confirm that their registration is up to date.

If your potential preceptor/supervisor's name does not show up, please email our office for an additional check as it may be an issue of spelling or a hypenated last name.  

Students are responsible to confirm that their potential supervisor’s professional membership status. During the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 semester, please email the to validate membership if required