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:


Clothing, Textiles & Material Culture

  • Callidas
  • Derks
  • Designers Library
  • Lori Elms Design Group
  • LUX Beauty Boutique
  • FGL Sports
  • Hudson's Bay
  • HYE Fashion
  • Mayfair Shoes
  • My Filosophy
  • Mode Models Edmonton
  • Morris Furs
  • Studio Theatre
  • Todoruk Designs
  • and many more

Family Ecology

  • Alberta Milk
  • Big Brother & Big Sisters
  • Bredin Institute
  • Change for Children
  • Changing Together: A Centre for Immigrant Women
  • Clareview Head Start
  • Community Options
  • Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
  • Health Canada
  • ihuman
  • NSTEP
  • Rehab & Retreat
  • SAGE
  • SKILLS Society
  • Terra Association
  • and many more