Psychology (PSYC) 460

Practicum in Career Development (Revision 1)

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Permanently closed, effective March 19, 2018.

Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: PSYC 200, PSYC 300, PSYC 405, PHIL 333, and permission of the Practicum Coordinator. Students interested in this course should begin by contacting the

Course Waiver Option: If you already work in the field of career development, you can make arrangements to have completion of PSYC 460 waived by completing PSYC 441: Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice 1. To receive a waiver for PSYC 460, you must achieve a pass in PSYC 441.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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PSYC 460 is not available for challenge.

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This senior-level, three-credit course emphasizes work experience. This course should be taken toward the end of the coursework for the University Certificate in Career Development (UCCD). Students should have completed the rest of the core courses first and have permission of the practicum coordinator before enrolling. For this course, you will select a career development agency at which you would like to do the Practicum. A person at the agency agrees to act as an On-Site Supervisor for the Practicum. Once a mutually satisfactory agreement is reached between you, Athabasca University, and the agency, then you can apply to begin the Practicum. Students will be expected to reflect on their experiences by outlining the main learning outcomes, relating these outcomes to career development theory and practices, and reflecting on the implications.


To receive credit for this course, students must complete and pass all of the activities.

Activity Due Grading
Midterm Report Mid-way through course Pass/Fail
Journal End of course Pass/Fail
Final Report End of course Pass/Fail

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

The course materials include a Practicum Guide and various resources and templates, found at the online course site. This course does not include a textbook.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, March 28, 2014.

Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services