The Practicum Experience
Practicum and field placement opportunities enable students to integrate theory and practice. Practica are integral components of the BASc degree. The combination of a strong curriculum and supervised practical applications transform students into highly skilled professionals who specialize in enhancing quality of life for individuals and families. Graduates will be well prepared to make a difference in the lives of others.
The Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition has a long history of offering practicum experiences to our undergraduate students. Students tell us that it is within the practicum that all of the classroom learning comes together. Many of our field supervisors are alumni of our programs who want to provide students with important experiential learning opportunities. Our students are found in elementary and high schools, alternative education programs, hospitals, group homes, mental health services, retirement facilities as well as community centres.
There is a team of people responsible for delivering practicum courses:
Sharon Mayne Devine is the BASc Practicum Co-ordinator. In this role, Sharon connects with students, field instructors and faculty to deliver the practicum component of both undergraduate majors. Sharon meets with students to match student interest and learning objectives with available placements. Sharon meets with field instructors and organization representatives to support and cultivate field placements that meet both student and community needs. She also teaches a number of practicum and practicum related courses and is part of curriculum development and evaluation. For information about undergraduate practicum contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org 519-824-4120 x53970