Practicum Program

  • Integrate your academic study with a 200-hour placement in cooperating community organizations, agencies or businesses
  • Gain hands-on knowledge and skills under the guidance of a practicing professional
  • Connect with colleagues and develop a greater understanding of the human ecology profession

Human Ecology students complete their practicum in their final term of study and each practicum placement is developed and monitored by the Department of Human Ecology in cooperation with participating community partners.  In additional to developing professional skills, a practicum placement may even lead to a paid employment position with the same organization upon graduation.

Student Reflections

Some examples of great placements include:

Textiles and Clothing

  • Callidas
  • Gravity Pope Co. Ltd.
  • C'est Sera
  • Derks Formal
  • Edmonton Fashion Week
  • Le Chateau
  • Lori Elms Design Group
  • LUX Beauty Boutique
  • Mayfair Shoes
  • My Filosophy
  • Mode Models Edmonton
  • Musee Heritage Museum, St. Albert
  • Nokomis
  • and  many more

Family Ecology

  • Alberta Centre for Active Living
  • Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
  • Alberta Milk
  • Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
  • Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre
  • Big Brother & Big Sisters
  • Bredin Institute
  • Change for Children
  • Changing Together: A Centre for Immigrant Women
  • Community Building Resources
  • Multicultural Health Brokers
  • Terra Association
  • and many more