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COAPRT Accredited Academic Programs

The following 79 academic programs are currently accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions.

*Visits are scheduled during the months of November - April prior to the fall hearing.

During a program's accreditation hearing the Council can make one of the following motions regarding the program's accreditation status:

Motion 1, Approval: Accreditation or re-accreditation is granted: 

  • With commendations: Council may recognize exemplary performance with reference to specific standards and learning outcomes through commendations. 
  • With or without recommendations:  Based on the Visitation Report and directly relating to the standards, the Council may suggest non-binding recommendations, which Programs/Specializations may choose to implement. Recommendations are considered minor in nature; they are not grounds for conditional accreditation, or for deferral or denial of accreditation.  
  • With or without requirement of additional information and/or minor revisions:  Accreditation or reaccreditation will be contingent upon Program’s response to specific, minor concerns about one or more standards by a date specified in the motion. Failure to provide the requested changes or revisions within the time period will result in placement of the Program on Conditional status. 

Motion 2, Extension:  Extend current accreditation and defer action on reaccreditation with: 

  • Conditions: Conditions are based on noncompliance with specific standards or failure to provide sufficient evidence to document compliance with the standards. Conditions are more serious than Recommendations and Requests for additional information and/or revisions, and may arise from “major concerns” noted by Site Visitors. In the case that a Program/Specialization fails to address conditions by the designated deadline, fails to address the conditions to the satisfaction of the Council, or submits no response to conditions by the established deadline, a warning is issued that withdrawal of accreditation is imminent. Upon receipt of a written petition from the institution and at its discretion, Council may extend conditions for an additional specified period of time.   
  • Warning:  The Program is placed on warning.  Warnings are formal statements issued by the Council that signal serious concerns about lack of evidence supporting compliance with standards and the imminent withdrawal of accreditation if issues are not addressed. Warnings are given when an accredited Program/Specialization is shown to have fallen significantly and/or consistently below standards, or has submitted materials that inadequately document compliance with conditions. It should be noted that the Council may issue a warning to a Program/Specialization that has not previously received one or more conditions. The Program/Specialization is warned that accreditation will be withdrawn if specific improvements are not made within a prescribed time. 

Motion 3, Deferral: Deferral refers to the act of delaying the decision on accreditation. Deferrals may occur only on initial accreditation reviews. A deferral may be issued when compelling evidence indicates that Program/Specialization weaknesses can be minimized or eliminated in a short period of time. 

Motion 4, Denial: Accreditation not granted/withdrawn 

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AR
back to top Arkansas Tech University
Recreation and Park Administration
Contact Name: Cathi McMahan, Interim Department Head
1205 N El Paso Ave
Russellville, AR 72801-8817
Phone: (479) 968-0385 Fax: (479) 968-0600
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.atu.edu/prha/
First Accredited: 03/20/1997
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Program was established at Arkansas Tech University in 1965 as part of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER). The first Bachelor of Science degrees in Recreation were conferred in 1966. The Recreation Program was moved out of the HPER Department in 1968 and designated as the Department of Recreation and Park Administration. The Recreation and Park Administration Program was first accreditated by the Council on Accreditation (National Recreation and Park Association and American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation in 1997. The program was reaccredited in 2002, 2007, and 2012. The mission of the Recreation and Park Administration Program is to educate recreation and park professionals for self, community and society. The Recreation and Park Administration Program offers five areas of emphasis for students: Natural Resource, Recreation Administration, Interpretive Naturalist, Therapeutic Recreation, and Turf Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the services of public and non-profit recreation and park agencies and the contributions of commercial recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Student Exit Survey
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 70% of graduates report that they possess adequate knowledge and skills to become an entry-level professional in Recreation and Park Administration.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate the ability to design recreation programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation Program Plan and Rubric (70% of students will earn a 70% or higher on the Recreation Prog
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% of students earned a 70% or higher on the Recreation Program Plan assignment that was utilized to assess this learning outcome.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and procedures of infrastructure management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Course Exam Questions (70% of students will earn a 70% or higher on Course Exam Questions in RP 4063
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 75% of students demonstrated the ability to apply the principles and practices of infrastructure management.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.atu.edu/prha/coaprt.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.atu.edu/prha/coaprt.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.atu.edu/prha/coaprt.php

AZ
back to top Arizona State University
Parks and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Kathleen Andereck, Director
411 N Central Ave Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2144
Phone: (602) 496-1056 Fax: (602) 496-0953
Contact Email:
School Website: http://scrd.asu.edu
First Accredited: 10/11/1994
Next Review: Congress 2014
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Parks & Recreation Management program provides an interdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas and community based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The curriculum combines classroom instruction with field experiences and covers parks and recreation policy, programming, planning, management, communication, inclusive services, and history. The PRM program prepares students for professional positions in variety of public, private, and nonprofit organizations. This degree program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This academic program also offers a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 78
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope; b) the techniques and processes used by professionals; and c) the foundation of the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: • Exam administered in PRM 210 • Career Plan Assignment PRM 210 • Internship supervisor evalua
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Not yet complete
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: • Reflection paper on accessibility and universal design (PRM 302) • Reflection paper on diversi
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Not yet assessed
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge of operations and strategic management/administration of parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Budgeting assignment (PRM 303) Group project: Program production (PRM 303) Exam #3 (PRM 303) Assi
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Not yet assessed
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Northern Arizona University
Parks and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Charles Hammersley, Associate Professor
PO BOX 15016
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-0001
Phone: (928) 523-2650 Fax: (928) 523-2275
Contact Email:
School Website: http://nau.edu/
First Accredited: 10/19/1999
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Parks and Recreation Management Program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The PRM program prepares professionals for rewarding positions in the exciting field of parks, recreation and leisure services through traditional campus and online courses. Northern Arizona University has been offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Recreation since 1961. We offered our online Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) Certificate in 2001 and the first accredited online Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management in 2003. We began offering innovative 2 year and 3 year degree completion progression plans in Fall of 2012. The PRM faculty have continually demonstrated a commitment to providing a unique, diverse and innovative student centered educational experience. The Parks and Recreation Management Program is located in the Geography, Planning and Recreation Department, a unit within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 53
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: PRM 220 - Introduction to Parks and Recreation Management: Professional Association Assignment Leisure Service Inventory Assignment Historical Profile Assignment Personal and Professional Philosophy Assignment
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: PRM 220 - Introduction to Parks and Recreation Management: Professional Association Assignment Leis
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: % receiving 70% or better-Target 70% Prof. Assoc.-Fall 12- 82 Students 87% Spring 13 - 66 Students 88% Leisure Inventory-Fall 2012- 67 Students 71% Spring 2013 - 43 Students 57% Hist. Profile-Fall 2012 - 66 Students (69%) Spring 2013 - 54 Students (70%)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: PRM 275 – Program Planning Recreation Program Proposal Volunteer Assignment PRM 326 – Inclusive Recreation Recreation Inclusion Plan Accessibility Survey
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: PRM 275 – Program Planning Recreation Program Proposal Volunteer Assignment PRM 326 – Inclusive
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: PRM 275-Program Proposal Results: % receiving 70% or better-Target 70% Fall 12 - 66 Students 93% Spring 13 – 24 Students 69% PRM 326 – Inclusion Plan Results: % receiving 70% or better-Target 70% Fall 12 - 24 Students 69% Spring 13 - 32 Students 80%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: PRM 426 – Parks & Recreation Administration and Finance Mission Statement/Goals & Objectives Assignment Staffing Plan Assignment Budget Assignment
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: PRM 426 – Parks & Recreation Administration and Finance Mission Statement/Goals & Objectives Assig
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: PRM 426 Mission- % receiving 70% or better (Target 70%) Fall 12 - 45 Students 78% Spring 13 - 47 Students 80% Staffing- Fall 12 - 40 Students (69%) Spring 13 - 47 Students (80%) Budget-Fall 12 - 31 Students (53%) Spring 13 - 27 Students (46%)
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.prm.nau.edu/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.prm.nau.edu/

CA
back to top California State University-Fresno
Recreation Administration & Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Nancy Nisbett, Associate Professor and Chair
M/S PH103 5310 N CAMPUS DRIVE
Fresno, CA 93740-0001
Phone: (559) 278-7886 Fax: (559) 278-5267
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Administration was established at Fresno State in 1959. It is our mission to prepare students in the breadth and depth of the leisure service industry and profession. Our nationally accredited and competency based curriculum centers on relevant project-based and experiential learning methods designed to foster career preparation. Students graduating from our Department will be able to implement recreation programs and manage facilities serving diverse populations. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Minor in Recreation Administration. Five option areas are available: Adventure Recreation and Tourism, Commercial Recreation and Event Planning, Community Recreation and Youth Services, Sports and Entertainment Facility Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. Additionally, the Department offers four certificates which are open to majors and non-majors: Serving At-Risk Youth, Adventure Based Programming, Special Event Planning, and Sports and Entertainment Facility Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession, and its professional organizations that is the focus of the program, along with professional practices of that profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RA 55 Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Tourism final exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Data was collected on the RA 55 final exam Fall 2013. Of the 41 students in the course, 83% met the minimum threshold of 70% on the exam.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to facilitate recreation and related experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: RA 77s Programming in Recreation, Parks and Tourism program implementation assignment
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Data was collected spring 2013 as students implemented recreation programs developed for international students at the American English Institute (AEI). Eighty-three percent of the students met the 70% threshold.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to apply entry-level concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Intern Supervisor Survey
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: Responding supervisors scored their interns over the 70% for all items related to the application of principles of management/administration.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html

California State University - Long Beach
Recreation Program and Recreation Therapy Program
Contact Name: Joanne Conley, Director of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
1250 N BELLFLOWER BLVD
Long Beach, CA 90840-4903
Phone: (562) 985-4068 Fax: (562) 985-8154
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/23/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) is one of 12 discreet departments in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at California State University Long Beach, which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1965, the department has been in existence for 48 years serving undergraduate and graduate populations. The Department has been accredited through the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) for over 30 years. RLS offers two programs of study: a Bachelor’s of Arts in Recreation with concentrations in Community Recreation, Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resource Management, Campus Recreation and Student Services, or Tourism Management; and, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Recreation with an option in Recreation Therapy.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: REC 141 Introduction to Leisure Services: students research and give oral reports on Recreation Pioneers. The expectation is that 70% of the students will score 85% or higher on the assignment content area of the grading rubric.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Grading Rubric
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Spring 2013 80% and Fall 2013 88% of the students scored 85% or higher on this assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: REC 341 Evaluation & Research Students demonstrate the ability to evaluate services, experiences and data to improve the quality of Leisure Services offerings.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Grading Rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Spring 2013: 89% scored 79% or higher on the final project. Fall 2013: 100% of students scored 70% or higher; 90% scored 80% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: REC 498 The Intern's Agency Mentor completes a Program Competency Evaluation at the end of the internship rating the general overall assessment of the training and education the student has shown based on their coursework.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Grading rubric
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The mean score for each area on the appendices (1-lacks Overall Knowledge to 5 - Highly Competent scale) is assessed. For the Spring 2013 semester the mean score was 4.3; Fall 2013 semester's mean score was 4.1.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/departments/recreation-and-leisure-studies/Appendices.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/departments/recreation-and-leisure-studies/AcademicAccreditation.
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/departments/recreation-and-leisure-studies/

California State University - Sacramento
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Greg Shaw, Department Chair
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2605
Phone: (916) 278-2936 Fax: (916) 278-5053
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csus.edu
First Accredited: 10/27/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration is part of the College of Health and Human Services. We are a department of approximately 325 majors, mostly undergraduate (about 300 students). The program has two undergraduate concentrations, Recreation and Park Management and Recreation Therapy. Students in Recreation and Park Management focus on commercial, community and outdoor areas, although all students (including RT) take a common core. There are nine tenure-track faculty, one full-time lecturer and depending on the semester, between two and twelve part-time lecturers. The department was one of the first on campus to develop portfolio assessment for undergraduates, and alumni are very well represented in recreation agencies in the greater Sacramento region. The program is currently experiencing rapid growth and has strong support from the college dean.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual foundations and historical/philosophy of inclusive recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Mid-term examination (questions 1 and 2).
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 97% students scored 70% or higher on the questions.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstration an understanding of the recreation program planning process and factors involved, i.e. timing, facility needs, supply and equipment needs, cost, promotion and evaluation.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: All students are responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating a community event. Studen
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 91% of students scored above 70% in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the planning, implementation and the evaluation of the community event.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students shall be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and procedures of supervisory leadership.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Managerial report.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 46 of 48 students successfully completed the managerial report with at least a score of 75. Most students scored in the 80-95% range.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csus.edu/hhs/rpta/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California Polytechnic State University
Recreation Administration Program
Contact Name: William Hendricks, Head
Recreation Parks & Tourism Admin Dept
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: 805-756-1288 Fax: (805) 756-7508
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.calpoly.edu
First Accredited: 04/08/1986
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration major is a highly impacted major with over 300 students, six full-time and 11 part-time faculty. The major offers four concentrations including Hospitality and Tourism Management, Event Planning and Management, Outdoor, Adventure, and Resource Recreation, and Sport Management. Students may also select an area of study in Community Services Management. Students and faculty embody the department's vision of promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting memorable places, and facilitating life-enhancing experiences for individuals, communities, and the global society.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students demonstrate the ability to analyze scholarly journal articles and how recreation, parks, and tourism professionals could apply the information to practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: A rubric was used to establish criteria for following directions, a peer review, APA format, a summa
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The mean score was 92.42 with a low of 82 and a high of 98.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate their ability to present in a professional manner addressing areas such as presentations skills, critical thinking skills, and providing recommendations/ conclusions for decision making based on data.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students were assessed on the presentation of their results (Chapter 3) and summary and discussion (
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The students met the 80% standard on 5 of 7 measures. Students consistently fell below this standard on grammar and writing style (and on format in chapter 4).
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their ability to identify, understand and apply management principles.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Embedded midterm exam items were created from course content. Nine true-false items and five multip
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The students met the established standard of 80% correct responses on 12 of the 14 items. The 80% standard was not met for an item on management levels and skills, and an item relating to organization structure.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.rpta.calpoly.edu/files/accreditation/RPTA_assessment_12-13_final.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.rpta.calpoly.edu/websites.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California State University - Chico
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Laura McLachlin, Professor
YOLO 173 DEPT OF RECREATION
Chico, CA 95929-0001
Phone: (530) 898-5227 Fax: (530) 898-6557
School Website: http://recdept.csuchico.edu/recr/
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: A B C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Parks Management has nearly 500 majors in five undergraduate advising patterns. Fifteen diverse and dedicated faculty members strive to ensure the best professional education so graduates can motivate others to enrich their lives through the constructive use of leisure. The goal of the department is to prepare liberally educated individuals with philosophical and practical approaches to the provision of recreation services and facilities based on the latest methods and techniques. Students learn to be receptive to varying points of view, proficient in a broad spectrum of software, and skilled in communication and interpersonal relations. Students serve full-time internships with public recreation agencies, private or commercial recreation businesses, hotels and resorts, therapeutic programs, or parks and natural resource-related agencies.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 70
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate knowledge of the: Scope of the profession along with professional practices of that profession Historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of these professions Ability to apply techniques and processes relevant to the profession
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Core Knowledge Questionnaire (CKQ), Pre/Post-test. CKQ assesses students’ entry-level knowledge of
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 1) 73% met or exceeded baseline on pre-test. 2) 82% met or exceeded baseline on post-test. New measure so no comparisons with prior years. 3) Instructors aligning content across three core courses. 4) Ongoing discussion and CKQ refinement continues.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate the ability to: Design and implement recreation and related experiences Facilitate experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts Evaluate service offerings, using evaluation data to improve the quality of offerings
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Senior Summit online questionnaire is required for all students. Likert-type scaled question enables
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 2 Result: '12F mean of 4.29 higher than prior term mean. '13S mean of 4.36 higher than '12F suggesting slight increases in self-perceptions of ability to use data to improve service offerings. No changes in pedagogy or assessment anticipated.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate knowledge of: Management/administration history and ethics. Managing personnel. Marketing. Apply basic concepts and techniques related to: budget and financial documents. Strategic planning.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Five measures: 1) Budget Prospectus/Defense of Budget and four examinations: 2) financial transactio
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Percentage exceeding 70% baseline for each measure for fall 2012 term: Budget Prospectus, 98%; Exams on financial transacts, balance, proforma, 100%; exam on cash flow, 89%. No changes in pedagogy or assessment for this outcome measure anticipated.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

San Francisco State University
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Patrick Tierney, Professor
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
Phone: (415) 338-2030
Contact Email:
School Website: http://recdept.sfsu.edu/
First Accredited: 10/11/1990
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism offer a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, a M.S. in Recreation and a certificate in Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration. The 51 unit undergraduate program has foundation core of 30 units, six units of electives in one of four emphasis areas (Community Recreation and Health; Event Planning, Tourism and Commercial Recreation; Nonprofit Recreation; Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Natural Resources) and a senior capstone internship of 15 units.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge in the following: RPT 200: history, science, and philosophy of RPT RPT 390/410/520: nature and scope, trends and issues, and best practices in RPT
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Pre/Post direct measure (RPT 200, 390, 410, 520)
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: RPT 200 Pretest (N: 48; R: 1-5/15; M: 3.2; SD: 1.1) Posttest (N: 51; R: 6-13/15; M: 11.0; SD: 2.1) RPT 390 RPT 520 Posttest (N: 50; R: 2-10/11; M: 5.2; SD: 2.4)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: RPT 400 students will demonstrate the ability to engineer experiences through understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating factual, conceptual, and procedural knowledge in RPT program preparation/design, implementation, and evaluation.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Pre/Post test, Direct Measure (RPT 400) Program Plan, Direct Measure (RPT 400)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: RPT 400 Pretest (Spring 2014; N: 52; R: 1-5/15; M: 3.3; SD: 1.1) Posttest (May 2014; N: --; R: --; M: --; SD: --) Program Plan (Spring 2013; N: 54; R: 70-95/100; M: 83.5; SD: 5.6)
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to engineer experiences through understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating factual, conceptual, and procedural knowledge in strategic, operation, and resource components of management/administration.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Pre/Post Test (RPT 500) - to be assessed fall 2014
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: RPT 500 Pretest (N: ; R: -/ ; M: ; SD: ) Posttest (N: ; R: -/; M: ; SD: )
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

San Jose State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Jack Wall, Interim Chair Health Sciences and Recreation
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Phone: 847-542-4479 Fax: (408) 924-5892
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/
First Accredited: 04/13/1987
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Health Science and Recreation is one of 11 discreet departments and 3 programs in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) at San Jose State University. The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has been in operation since 1945, is the oldest recreation department in the State of California, and the second oldest program in the country (preceded only by the University of Minnesota). The first graduating class was in 1947. The academic discipline of recreation has been accredited since 1987. The department offers one undergraduate major: B.S. in Recreation with three pathways to graduation; BS in Recreation; BS in Recreation: Concentration in Recreation Management; BS in Recreation: Concentration in Recreation Therapy. The two concentrations share a common core curriculum, yet each requires a distinct total number of units within a Bachelor of Science degree.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 50
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Develop an understanding and have direct exposure related to the key factors guiding the delivery of leisure services to persons with disabling conditions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: ADA Accessibility Analysis Report (RECL 112).
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 96.6% of students scored 70% or higher on the overall assignment
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Graduates will plan, implement, and evaluate a recreation program or special events that are inclusive, culturally grounded and sensitive to diverse populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Program planning assessment of needs, goals and objectives, marketing, implementation and evaluation
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students scored 80% or higher on the overall assignment
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Understanding of the ethical principles and professionalism required for strategic management and operations .
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students will attend a public meeting/hearing and prepare a narrative report of the proceedings.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students scored 80% or higher on the overall assignment
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/COPART/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/index.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/index.html

CO
back to top Metropolitan State College of Denver
Recreation Professions Program
Contact Name: Ann Diker, Department Chair
PO Box 173362, Campus Box 33
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: (303) 352-4253
Contact Email:
School Website: http://msudenver.edu
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Our four-year undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or as a Recreation Generalist. Knowledge is gained through quality classroom instruction and practical experiences preparing students for professional placement in the recreation and park service industry. The Recreation Professions program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), and COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHEA).
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Graduating students shall demonstrate a foundation in history, science and philosophy in addition to an entry-level knowledge regarding the nature and scope of the industry and techniques and processes used by industry professionals and workers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students in the TR concentration Certification Exam Pass Rate: The Therapeutic Recreation concentrat
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification school pass rate for 2010-2012 testing period is 100%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of planning, design, implementation, an
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 84% of students taking the Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Resources (RECR 3840) comprehensive exam received a C or higher in 2013.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students grading from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship Evaluation: Graduating students demonstrate their entry-level knowledge and foundation of
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Final internship performance evaluations reveal the average rating of overall quality for students by agency supervisors was 4.35 on a 5 point scale with 100% of students receiving a satisfactory completion.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.msudenver.edu/hep/recreationprofessions/programachievements/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.msudenver.edu/hep/recreationprofessions/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.msudenver.edu/hep/recreationprofessions/

GA
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Recreation and Tourism Management
Contact Name: James Bigley, Associate Professor
PO Box 8034
Statesboro, GA 30460-1000
Phone: (912) 681-5601 Fax: (912) 681-0276
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/hositality
First Accredited: 04/07/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Recreation is an academic program designed to provide a sound, basic education in the fundamental disciplines of Community Leisure Services, Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism Management. There is an emphasis on the application of theory and basic principles as preparation for professional positions in the multi-faceted fields of recreation. Students learn about the philosophies of leisure, recreation, and tourism in North America and globally, and the importance of these philosophies in affecting a broad range of human behaviors throughout the life cycle. The mission of the undergraduate program includes environmental awareness, an understanding of the dimensions of planning, programming, and managing recreation, therapeutic and tourism services, and an appreciation for the positive implications of recreation and tourism services in contemporary society.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 94
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the historical, scientific and philosophical foundations of the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RECR 1530 Specific Final Exam Questions. Student scores on final exam questions directly applicabl
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 79.4% of students scored greater than 69.9% on questions pertaining to definitions of recreation, leisure, and play; philosophical and scientific perspectives; and the historical development of the field and profession.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program will demonstrate the ability to facilitate recreation and leisure experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: RECR 2530 Service Learning Project. Completion of a service learning project involving the design, i
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 99% of students scored 70% or higher on evaluation measures designed to assess student performance in the provision of service and experience opportunities for participants.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program will be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge and application of strategic financial management and budgeting practices.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: RECR 4430 Budget Exercise. Given cost, personnel and participant background information relevant to
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 59% of students scored 70% or higher on evaluation measures designed to assess student performance in the development of financial management tools.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/she/undergraduate/recr/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/she/undergraduate/recr/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/she/undergraduate/recr/accreditation/

IA
back to top University of Northern Iowa
Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Contact Name: Julianne Gassman, Chair of the Division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services
203 WRC UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0001
Phone: (319) 273-2204 Fax: (319) 273-5958
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The University of Northern Iowa's Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services provides education that is purposeful, develops creative expression, contributes to overall well being of individuals and communities, and occurs in a variety of settings, including human service and resource-based agencies/organizations. The curriculum offerings focus in five professional areas of interest: community parks and recreation services, therapeutic recreation, tourism, outdoor recreation and education, and nonprofit administration/youth development and emphasize both theory and practical experiential education that provides students with a transition from academics to practice. The program of study is reflective of changes in society and critical issues as they relate to the delivery of Leisure, Youth and Human Services. At its core, the Division values the concepts of diversity, empowerment and civic engagement.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will prove knowledge and scope of the leisure, youth and human services profession and demonstrate understanding of the foundation and techniques used by leisure, youth and human services professionals.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Final comprehensive exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Fall 2012 - 100% of the students received a 70% or better on the final exam. Spring 2013 – 90% of the students received a 70% or better on the final exam. Spring 2013 (2) – 64% of the students received a 70% or better on the final exam.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an understanding of research & evaluation in leisure, youth and human services agencies, including sampling, survey design, data collection, coding & analysis and data based decision making and reporting.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 3 sequential exams
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 1: 80.8% of students received a 70% or better (+). 2: 61.5% of students received a 70% +. 3: 84.0% of students received a 70% +. 1: 63.0% of students received a 70% +. 2: 40.7% of students received a 70% +. 3: 85.2% of students received a 70% +.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will create a portfolio broken down into sections: introductory info, resume, references, philosophy statement, skills and competencies (including sample work), awards/honors/certificates, and copies of required certifications.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Portfolio evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Fall 2012: 100% of the students received a 70% or better on the portfolio assignment. Spring 2013: 100% of the students received a 70% or better on the portfolio assignment.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uni.edu/assessment/plans/coe.shtml
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

ID
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Recreation Program Unit
Contact Name: Daniel Campbell, Director of Assessment & Accreditation
PO Box 442401
Moscow, ID 83844-2401
Phone: 208-885-5014
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/19/1989
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited with Conditions
Program Description: The Recreation program in the College of Education provides students with the skills to help people of all ages lead active, healthy lifestyles through community recreation, parks, tourism, outdoor adventure and other activities. As the only accredited recreation program in Idaho, and one of only three accredited programs in the Northwest, students will upon graduation will be eligible to sit for national certification. Students will also possess the expertise and training to improve the quality of life for people of all ages. University of Idaho’s active partnerships with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Idaho Recreation and Park Association will give students the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field and learn the necessary leadership skills and industry practices first-hand.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The students understand how to successfully plan and evaluate recreation programs in various community settings.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Program Plan Assignment (REC 240)
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Pending
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students are able to create inclusive recreation activities for individuals from diverse populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Invite, Include, Involve Assignment (REC 404); Project (MVSC 486)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Pending
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students understand and have the opportunity to develop management skills in planning, budgeting, and facility management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Group Project (REC 490)
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Pending
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

IL
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Recreation and Park Administration Program
Contact Name: Brent Beggs, Program Director
CAMPUS BOX 5121
Normal, IL 61790-0001
Phone: (309) 438-5753 Fax: (309) 438-5561
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin
First Accredited: 10/04/1985
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service. The faculty includes eight tenure track faculty members and two non-tenure track positions and is committed to preparing students to deliver quality leisure and recreation experiences to citizens of all ages and skill levels in diverse community settings. With nearly 300 students currently in the program, recreation and park administration continues to be a highly desirable major at Illinois State University.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession that is the focus of the program, along with professional practices of that profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: The ability for a student to function in an entry level position is assessed using their final inter
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 56 out of 57 interns (99%) achieved this score
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 7.02.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design recreation and related experiences clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional practice, science, and philosophy.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students at ISU complete two programming courses – KNR 271 and KNR 374. In KNR 271 students develo
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 99 of 101 students (98%) scored 70% or better on this assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their understanding of management concepts.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Utilization of data provided by NRPA of the job analysis survey reporting pass rate information for
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Over the last three years, 87% of alumni that have taken the CPRP exam have passed which is 5% higher than the national average of other accredited programs.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin/

University of Saint Francis
Contact Name: Sydney Sklar, Associate Professor
500 Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
Phone: (815) 740-3691 Fax: (815) 740-4285
Contact Email:
School Website: https://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/recreation-administration/
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management major is comprised of a common core of courses and offers tracks in community recreation and park resources, therapeutic recreation, sport operations management, and tourism and hospitality management. Students in the program must complete all core course requirements and one of the specialization tracks.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate knowledge of the recreation, sport and tourism professions' scope and practices and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of these professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: A five-criterion assessment rubric, using a five-point scale, was used to measure students’ compre
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Ninety-one percent of students met or exceeded a score of 70% or better, and 39 percent of students achieved a score of 80% or better on the assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate ability to plan, implement, and evaluate recreation, sport and tourism encounters for target experiential and learning outcomes among diverse clientele, settings, cultures and contexts.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: A 25-criterion assessment rubric using a four-point scale was used to measure student program delive
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: One hundred percent of students met or exceeded a score of 80% or better on the assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate ability to understand and apply principles and procedures of management and administration, marketing and public relations, finance, and human resources management in organizations that provide recreation, sport and tourism experiences.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: A 13-criterion assessment rubric using a five-point scale was used to measure a students' ability to
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: One hundred percent of students met or exceeded a score of 80% or better on the assignment.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/rstm/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/rstm/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/rstm/accreditation/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Program
Contact Name: Laurence Chalip, Professor, Department Head
1206 S 4th St Ste 104
Champaign, IL 61820-6958
Phone: (217) 333-4410 Fax: (217) 244-1935
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uiuc.edu
First Accredited: 04/20/2006
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Bachelor of Science curriculum in Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois prepares students to design, manage, and deliver leisure services to a variety of populations in diverse settings, and provides a foundation from which students may pursue graduate studies. A broad general education is emphasized and complemented with a core of professional courses. Beyond a strong core integrating management, leisure theory, and research, the program allows students to focus their studies in an area of concentration within the leisure and recreation field. The major requires 128 credit hours for graduation, and consists of three components—general education requirements, professional core requirements including an internship, and a concentration in recreation, sport or tourism.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 98
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The required 7.01 realms of knowledge are covered in the courses Society and Leisure (RST 100), Leisure and Human Development (RST 316) and Research Methods and Analysis (RST 370).
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Pre/Post Test Result.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Faculty identified an average score of 75% on the post-test would constitute satisfactory evidence that the learning outcome had been achieved. This target was exceeded in all three courses tested, and was a substantial gain from pretest scores.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: The required COAPRT 7.02 standards are addressed in Leisure and Diversity (RST 230) and Leisure Programming (RST 300).
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Pre/Post Test Result.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Faculty identified a score of 75% on the post-test would constitute satisfactory evidence that the learning outcome had been achieved. This target was substantially exceeded in both courses tested, and was a large improvement from pretest scores.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: The required COAPRT 7.03 standards are addressed in Leisure Service Delivery (RST 110) and Human Resource Management in Leisure Studies (RST 400).
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Pre/Post Test Result.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Faculty identified a score of 75% on the post-test would constitute satisfactory evidence that the learning outcome had been achieved. This target was reached for RST 110, and was a gain from the pretest, but RST 400 fell slightly short (72.1%).
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Western Illinois University
Contact Name: Daniel Yoder, Professor
Currens Hall 400
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1541 Fax: (309) 298-2967
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.wiu.edu
First Accredited: 10/13/1978
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, park and Tourism Administration Department at Western Illinois University is a COAPRT accredited program designed to prepare students for a variety of professional positions. Areas of study include community recreation, tourism and event management, non-profit administration, natural resource management, youth/senior recreation services, therapeutic recreation, sport/fitness venues, and outdoor adventure and recreation. The program emphasizes innovative instructional techniques and learning experiences through the application of knowledge and skills in career-related settings. Noted authorities visit campus to provide lectures and special programs, and students travel to various recreation, park and tourism agencies for observation and direct experiences. A diverse faculty and student body with a wide range of interests and experiences contributes to a stimulating and productive learning environment.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will know the history of the recreation profession including key individuals and their contribution to the field
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Comprehensive examination Internship evaluation
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 73.8% Composite mean of correct responses As the result of partially meeting the standard, students will be exposed to additional information in the classroom
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate knowledge of planning recreation programs
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Comprehensive examination Internship evaluation
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 86.5% Composite mean of correct responses As the result of meeting the standard, no change will be made to the content or the delivery of educational materials
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will know basic legal aspects of the recreation profession
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Comprehensive examination Internship evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 60.3% Composite mean of correct responses As the result of partially meeting the standard, students will be instructed on various legal aspect of the recreation, park and tourism profession
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/rpta/accreditation.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/rpta/accreditation.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Eastern Illinois University
Recreation Administration
Contact Name: William Higelmire, Professor & Chair
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920-3011
Phone: (217) 581-3018 Fax: (217) 581-7804
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.eiu.edu/~recadmin/
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The department offers a Bachelor of Science in recreation administration as well as an option in therapeutic recreation and a minor in recreation administration.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate the administrative uses and application of computers and computer-related technology in leisure services. Goal: Students will obtain a percentile score of 70% or higher on Comprehensive Exam
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam in the Microcomputers course. Exam items are examined for content validity
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Spring 2013: 87% of students met this goal. Spring 2012: 95% of students met this goal.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will identify the recreation interests of program participations. Students will obtain a percentile score of 70% or higher on the afterschool observation activity project
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Student afterschool observation activity project completed as a requirement for course in the major
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Spring 2013: 89% of students met this goal. Spring 2012: 91% of students met this goal.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will interpret data/information obtained from an agency’s capital improvement programs, infrastructure assessment, needs assessment, inventorying of agency assets, and site plans
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Multiple choice exam questions focused on a park and recreation agency's capital improvement program
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Fall 2013: 84% of students met this goal. Fall 2011: 71% of students met this goal.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.eiu.edu/recadmin/deptprofile.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.eiu.edu/recadmin/accreditation.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Chicago State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: June Shingles, Associate Professor, Director of Recreation Program
9501 S King Dr, Idc 219
Chicago, IL 60628-1501
Phone: (773) 995-3779 Fax: (773) 995-3644
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csu.edu
First Accredited: 03/31/2003
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Program (BS degree) at Chicago State University serves an urban community traditionally underrepresented in parks, recreation, and leisure higher education and the recreation and leisure profession. The Recreation Program provides quality undergraduate education and partners with a wide variety of recreation and leisure providers within the Chicago Metropolitan Area to enhance student education and provide the leisure profession with sensitive, knowledgeable, and diverse professionals in a variety of recreation and leisure areas. The faculty provides knowledge, training, and supportive research to the profession to further the development of leisure and recreation opportunities. Chicago State University Recreation Program is accredited by the NRPA/AAPAR Council on Accreditation, sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Association of Leisure and Recreation. It is one of 100 schools to have earned this accreditation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate the ability to create a philosophy statement to reflect their personal outlook of the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students research & present on trend/activity in Recreation 2010-Philosophy Course. Their assessed o
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 53% of students received a rating of Acceptable,40% of students received a rating of Target and 7% of students received a rating of Unacceptable in creating a philosophy statement that reflected their outlook on the profession. (SPR 2013 data)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement and present all the components involved in creating a Program Plan .
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students design 1 Environmental Education, 1 General Recreation Program and 1 Special Event, none of
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 59% of students received rating of Acceptable, 29% of students received a rating of Target and 12% of students received a rating of Unacceptable in designing, implementing and evaluating programs for individuals of diverse backgrounds. (FA 2013 data)
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Student shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about facility operation and administration of park services.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The method is facilitated via the following 5 assignments and a partial listing of topic-specific le
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Result: 20% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 50% received a rating of Target and 30% received a rating of Unacceptable in demonstrating entry-level knowledge of operations and administration of park services (Fall 2011 data)
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/SEPSR/recreation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

IN
back to top Indiana University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Bryan McCormick, Professor & Chair
1025 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
Phone: (812) 855-4711 Fax: (812) 855-3998
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.indiana.edu
First Accredited: 03/15/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies was founded on July 1, 1976 and has become a distinct department since its inception. The Department offers specializations in Park and Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management, Recreational Therapy, Tourism Management, and Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management with over 500 undergraduates. The Department works closely with local, state and national agencies in cooperative research, education, and internship opportunities. Since receiving program accreditation in April, 1979 the Department has received subsequent continuing accreditation approval by the Council on Accreditation for Recreation, Park Resources and Leisure Services spanning 35 years. Accreditation, certification, and other markers of excellence continue to be a high priority within the department and across the school and university. The most recent accreditation review by COAPRT was conducted in March 2009 resulting in accreditation until Spring 2014. We concluded our COAPRT site visit February 2014 and await the councils recommendation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: By the end of the semester students will be able to recall and recognize each of the three units of the course (condition of being human; cultural mirror; and functional system) and then identify a theme from those units
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Project #1 - The project requires students to interview users of leisure/recreational service agenci
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The overall performance on projects was 8.76 out of a total of 10 points for 159 students.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: By the end of the semester students will be able to solve problems and apply conflict management skills to their personal wellness issues.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Project #1 Junk Science - The project requires students to be able to dissect an individually chosen
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The overall performance on projects was 16.72 out of a total of 20 points for 80 students.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: By the end of the semester students will be able to apply communication concepts in the workplace.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Reaction Writing 1 - This one page writing assignment requires students to read the chapter Manageme
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The overall performance on projects was 21.28 out of a total of 25 points for 39 students.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/departments/recreation-park-tourism-studies/accreditation/index.
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/departments/recreation-park-tourism-studies/accreditation/index.
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/departments/recreation-park-tourism-studies/accreditation/index.

KS
back to top Kansas State University
Park Management and Conservation Program
Contact Name: Sid Stevenson, Associate Professor
2021 Throckmorton Hall, Horticulture Forestry & Rec Res
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1405 Fax: (785) 532-6949
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/05/1988
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Park Management and Conservation Program at Kansas State University prepares future leisure service professionals for careers in all levels of government and a variety of commercial and not-for-profit entities. Beyond a common professional core, students select specialized coursework that will enhance their professional skills in business, interpretation (historical/cultural/natural sciences), law enforcement and natural resource management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Graduates of the PMC program will be expected to have exhibited significant gains in their understanding of the conceptual foundations leisure; and demonstrate an understanding of the profession’s history, organizations, current issues and trends
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Pre/Post Test
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Post Test AVG: 68.3 Range: 61-77 n = 28 % change in score from pretest as a FR: 31.5%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Graduates of the PMC program will be expected to exhibit significant gains in their ability to: demonstrate an understanding of the variety of programs and services available to enhance individual, group and community quality of life
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Written assignment evaluation Students are assigned a logistics/program project-on an
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Average score 43.3/50pts. Range 33-48.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: (PMC) curriculum graduates will be expected to exhibit significant gains in their ability to appropriately apply management/administration principles
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Portfolio Evaluation Students in the PMC Adm class are assessed on the following adm port
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The administration class average for the portfolio assessment in 2013 was 78.4%. The range was 45-95%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc2744.ashx
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc2744.ashx
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc2744.ashx

Pittsburg State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: John Oppliger, Chairman
1701 S Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7500
Phone: 620-235-4665
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/health/
First Accredited: 10/12/2004
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Pittsburg State University’s Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) offers a Bachelor of Science in Recreation with three areas of emphases (or tracks): (1) Therapeutic Recreation, with minors in Psychology, Gerontology, or Public Health (2) Recreation Administration, with minors in Business Administration, Marketing, or Natural History, and (3) Community, Corporate & Hospital Wellness with minors in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Health, and Exercise Science.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 80% of students will received an 80% or better on the examination assessing historical figures and events related to parks and recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students in REC 160 will be assess learning outcomes via the activity “Inventory of your leisure
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 100% of the students received an 80% or better on the inventory of your leisure time, the three page paper, and the five page research paper. Quizzes were also used in addition to the performance measure to assess entry level knowledge
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 80% of students will receive an 80% or better on the “Increasing Revenue at the Four Oaks Golf Complex and the Pittsburg Aquatic Center.”
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services t
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students received an 80% or better on the project “Increasing Revenue at the Four Oaks Golf Complex and the Pittsburg Aquatic Center.” Two tests and a final exam were also used to assess entry level knowledge.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 80% of students will receive an 80% or better on the “Ten Year Plan for the City of Pittsburg.”
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operat
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 90% of students received an 80% or better on the project “Ten Year Plan for the City of Pittsburg.” Two tests and a final exam were used in addition to the performance measure to assess entry level knowledge.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/rec-accreditation-documents.dot?host_id=046a72e3-97c0-
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/rec-accreditation-documents.dot?com.dotmarketing.htmlp

KY
back to top Eastern Kentucky University
Contact Name: Jon McChesney, Department Chair
521 Lancaster Ave, Begley Bldg 405
Richmond, KY 40475-3100
Phone: (859) 622-1835 Fax: (859) 622-2971
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.recreation.eku.edu
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: EKU's Department of Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) was established in 1967, and received initial NRPA accreditation in 1980. RPA offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Administration with four concentrations: Tourism and Resort Recreation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, Recreation Management and Programming, and Therapeutic Recreation. In addition, RPA has a Master of Science program in Recreation and Park Administration.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Student Scholarship, 2011-2015 (SD1.1.1-Communication) : Students will present research at the Department's referred Research Symposium (critical thinking & communication - RPA Goal 3).
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Number of Student Presenters. Criterion: 20% of student majors will have their research accepted for
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: For 2012/2013, 52 students (56% of students majors) presented research at the RPA Student Research Symposium; 27 students presented a research poster at the KRPS Conference fall 2013. This level of scholarship reflects a Department strength.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: All Students: REC 311 Leadership and Diversity Project, 2011-15 : Students will demonstrate competencies in management, operations, event planning and recreation programming for a diverse population (RPA Goals 2, 5 & 8).
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Instructor grade for regional stewardship special event. Criterion: 75% of students will receive a g
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For 2012/2013, 62 students completed REC 311, Intro to TR and planned, organized, delivered, & evaluated a mentoring program at Bellevue Alternative School; 87% received a grade of "A" or "B" indicating success in programming
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Senior Internship students will demonstrate the knowledge & understanding required in major course work and previous Fieldwork experience by successfully completing a significant project for their respective agency-evaluated by agency
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: REC 463 Internship Final Agency Project Evaluation. Criterion: REC 463 Senior Internship students wi
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: For 2012/2013, 20 students completed the senior internship; project mean score 38.4/40 points indicating critical thinking & communication skills, effective application of classroom and experiential knowledge. Project evaluated by agency supervisor.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://recreation.eku.edu/national-recreation-and-park-association-accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Western Kentucky University
Recreation and Park Administration Curriculum
Contact Name: Raymond Poff, Associate Professor
Diddle Arena 2039
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 745-2498 Fax: (270) 745-3592
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.wku.edu/recreation
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Western Kentucky University Recreation Administration program began in 1967. The program resides within the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport and is one of seven departments in the College of Health and Human Services. The Recreation Administration program is designed to provide students a well-rounded recreation education by creating a challenging, student-focused learning environment, which includes opportunities to apply skills and theories taught in the classroom through service to the campus, community, and recreation profession. The program includes a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Recreation Administration, a minor in Community Recreation, a minor in Outdoor Leadership, a minor in Facility and Event Management, and two interdisciplinary minors in Tourism and Nonprofit Administration. The program also offers a Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Administration with on-campus and online options. Only the undergraduate Recreation Administration degree program is currently accredited by COAPRT.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 66
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Performance of relevant skill – direct leadership. Evaluation includes: site visit, written plan, and evaluation from peers and faculty. 80% of students in REC 302 will earn 70% or above on their community leadership project.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Site visit, written plan, peer evaluation, and faculty evaluation.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 88.52% (54/61 students) earned 70% or above on their direct leadership project.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Project quality. Recreation program. Eval may include: description, promotion, event schedule, timeline, budget, registration, legal forms, directions, & evaluation. 80% of students in REC 306 will earn 80% or above on their recreation program plan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Course project - Recreation program (description, promotion, event schedule, timeline, budget, regis
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 86.36% (57/66 students) earned 80% or above on their recreation program plan.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Project quality. Leisure service agency manual. Evaluation may include: org. mission/vision/goals/objectives; personnel recruitment/evaluation; budgets; policies; risk mgt. 70% of students in REC 406 will earn 70% or above on their agency manual.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Course project: Leisure service agency manual (org. mission/vision/goals/objectives; personnel recru
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 74.07% (20/27 students) earned 70% or above on their leisure service agency manual.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wku.edu/recreation/documents/201213_coaprt_accredition_web_info.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wku.edu/recreation/accreditation.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wku.edu/recreation/accreditation.php

LA
back to top Grambling State University
Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Jeanette Hutchinson, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Leisure Studies Program 
GSU Box 4244
Grambling, LA 71245
Phone: (318) 274-2602
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The current Leisure Studies Program (LSP) was the Recreation Careers Program, 1950s-1990s. Through approved curriculum redesign in the late 1990s, LSP evolved and achieved national accreditation in October 1986 by COA/AALR. LSP was the first accredited program located at an HBCU. Throughout the years, accreditation has been reaffirmed. During Spring 2013, a national consultant was contracted to help develop strategies to improve student NCTRC test performance. The consultant reviewed syllabi, recommended curricular changes, and reviewed the "developing" Level Test III. The latter is a graduation competency-assessment instrument, covering 200, 300 and 400 level LSP courses. The faculty are: Dr. J. Hutchinson, coordinator/CTRS; Y. Calvin, CTRS; R. Beaudion, CTRS and Dr. R. Chew.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01 Students graduating from LSP shall demonstrate: a) nature and scope of TREC or GREC and their associated industries, b) techniques and processes used by professionals in those industries, and c) foundations in history, science, and philosophy.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Direct Measures: Capstone Assignments, Internship Supervisor's Evaluation, Portfolios, Presentations
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Assessment data indicate that students in LSP are learning and applying entry level knowledge of the scope of the profession, historical, philosophical and scientific basis of practice. Eighty-five percent (85%) achieved the targe rate. See Link.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from LSP (TREC or GREC) shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate recreation and related services that facilitate human experiences and embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Direct Measures: Capstone Assignments, Internship Supervisor's Evaluation, Portfolios, Guests, Prese
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Seventy percent (70%) of the students scored 70% or higher on assignments, site planning, program development, data analysis and evaluation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from LSP shall be able to demonstrate entry level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in the Therapeutic Recreation and General Recreation profession.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Direct Measures: Examinations; Marketing, Strategic and Risk Management Plans and Evaluations; Inte
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Results indicated that 65% of the students earned a score equal to 70% or higher on the developmetn of: Budgets and strategies for financing programs, risk managemetn and safety plans, public relations and marketing strategies.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/departments/kinesiology/curriculum/charts.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/departments/kinesiology/curriculum/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/departments/kinesiology/curriculum/accreditation.php

MA
back to top Springfield College
Recreation Management
Contact Name: Matthew Pantera, Chair Sport Mgmt & Recreation
263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3707
Phone: (413) 748-3749 Fax: (508) 347-5673
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Springfield College has been preparing recreation and leisure professionals for nearly 50 years, and continues to recognize the contribution recreation experiences make to the quality of life. Leadership, management, and program skills are the focus of the curriculum, which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Exit Interview Survey Question: Student satisfied with the education received to develop needed expertise in his/her field of major study.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Senior Exit Survey
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 74 percent of graduating seniors have secured a job in their chosen profession. In the Senior Survey, the graduating Recreation students have responded 94% in the category of being prepared for the field of their chosen study.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Internship Evaluation: Student demonstrated program planning, implementation, and evaluation skills.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Internship Final Evaluation
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students evaluated by professionals in the field during internship performed at a level of 5.0 on their final evaluation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students researched current trends and issues of operations and management of recreation organizations to quantify issues of planning and implementing programs.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Capstone poster and oral presentation of the research.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students averaged a B+ grade.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MD
back to top Frostburg State University
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Robert Kauffman, Chair of Recreation
101 Braddock Rd, Cordts Pe Center
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
Phone: (301) 687-4474 Fax: (301) 687-7961
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/10/2000
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Frostburg State University Department of Recreation and Parks Management The Recreation and Parks Management major is housed in the Department of Recreation and Parks Management and the College of Education at Frostburg State University. The program has five full-time faculty assigned to the Department, one who is on leave of absence for two years. The discipline of the major consists of 39 credits including an internship. The major offers four concentrations: Community and Program Delivery, Adventure Sports, Hospitality Management and Tourism, and Therapeutic Recreation. The Adventure Sports Concentration is a collaborative program with Garrett College and the Hospitality Management and Tourism Concentration is a collaborative program with Allegany College of Maryland. The Chair of the Department is Dr. Robert B. Kauffman. [121 words]
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 94
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1) The students will demonstrate entry level knowledge of the nature and scope of the park, recreation, tourism, 2) techniques and procedures used by professional in the industry, 3) entry-level knowledge related to the foundation of the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exams (direct) Service learning self –evaluation and peer evaluation (direct) Papers (direct) In
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The students consistently score at 70% or above demonstrating their knowledge of the content.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Outcome #4: The students will demonstrate program planning skills to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Exams (direct) Service learning self-evaluation and peer evaluation (direct) Papers (direct) Inte
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students perform at the 70% level and above on written assignments related to course content. The process of introducing information and linking it with the service learning and the written plan is evaluated and revised by individual instructors.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Outcome #5: The students will demonstrate entry level financial management skills in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Exams (direct) Service learning self-evaluation and peer evaluation (direct) Papers (direct) Inte
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The average evaluation rating for all core classes on a 5.0 scale was 4.5. This indicates well organized and delivered courses in the perception of the students.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.frostburg.edu/rpm/rpm-undergraduate-program-home/nrpaaapar-accreditation/

ME
back to top University of Maine at Machias
Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Andrea Ednie, Associate Professor
116 Obrien Ave
Machias, ME 04654-1329
Phone: (207) 255-1303 Fax: (207) 255-4864
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.machias.edu
First Accredited: 04/19/1989
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Students take our program at UMM because they love the hands-on nature of the coursework, the fieldwork, the small class size, and the internships that gain them quality work experience by the time they graduate. The Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management program prepares students for careers ranging from park interpreters to recreation resource managers, camp directors, municipal recreation directors, nature-based tourism providers, hospitality & tourism managers, and many more. Our students become very involved in campus and community stewardship and programming through many service projects over the course of their studies. These projects, such as the East Machias River Race and the Machias Haunted Forest, allow the students to learn by experiencing while benefiting the local community.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will develop an understanding of current and changing techniques and processes used by workers within the broad range of professional positions and organizations housed in the industry.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: REM 442 Recreation Seminar Practitioner Problem's Paper Two faculty members developed this assignmen
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Standard met: 100% of students scored 70% or higher. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% or higher.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate knowledge of concepts and skills necessary for the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive recreational programs tailored to a great variety of individual and group needs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: REM 226 Recreation Program Planning Program Plan Assignment Three faculty members were involved in t
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Standard met: 83% of students scored 70% or higher on this assessment measure. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will understand and develop techniques that enable the implementation of appropriate operational and strategic management practices.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: REM 321 Recreation Administration & Supervision Final Exam The exam was created by the program facul
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Standard met: 80% of students scored 70% or higher. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% or higher.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://machias.edu/assets/docs/programs/ERTM-Assessment-Report-13-14.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://machias.edu/national-accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://machias.edu/national-accreditation.html

MI
back to top Ferris State University
Recreation Leadership & Management Program
Contact Name: James Powell, Director of the School of Education
401 South St, Leisure Studies & Wellness Src 102
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2744
Phone: 231-591-3512
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ferris.edu
First Accredited: 10/19/1999
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Leadership, and Management program at Ferris State Universiy operates with the following goals: To provide students with an academic program in recreation, parks and leisure services that will allow individuals to develop a professional understanding of leisure services purpose in society, individual personal growth, and health. To provide a learning environment that promotes the students as independent lifelong learners. To be unique and innovative in program curriculum structure that not only allows for experientially based learning through service learning course projects but also for civic engagement of students. To provide students with strategies to achieve their greatest potential in their personal and professional lives.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 0
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Central Michigan University
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Sevices Administration
Contact Name: Robert Frost, Chairperson
REC & PARK ADMIN FINCH 214
Mt Pleasant, MI 48859-0001
Phone: (989) 774-2502 Fax: (989)774-2161
Contact Email:
School Website: http://rpl.cmich.edu/
First Accredited: 04/21/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: A C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations(majors), Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Recreation and Event Management. The Department also offers four program minors, Recreation, Outdoor and Environmental Education, Event Management and Leadership. The combined enrollment for these programs is approximately 1,100 students. The Recreation program which began in the 1940's has been accredited since 1981 and now has a faculty of 16.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the background, foundational and historical features of; recreation and event management, therapeutic recreation, and outdoor recreation professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Recreation/Event Management - exit exam, post-internship evaluation and CPRP Outdoor Recreation - ex
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: REM: exit exam - 75%, post-internship 4.5, cprp 78% Outdoor: exit exam - 100%, post-internship 4.2, prof. devel. log 100%, envir. percept. test 85% Therapeutic: exit exam - na, post-internship 4.4, NCTRC 65.5
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the knowledge and ability to generate programs specific to the respective professions of; recreation and event management, outdoor recreation, and therapeutic recreation.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation and Event Management - exit exam, post-internship evaluation, CPRP exam Outdoor Recreatio
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: REM: exit exam 75%, post-internship 4.5/3.56, CPRP 80% Outdoor Recreation: exit exam 63%, post-internship evaluation 4.3, professional devel. log 100% Therapeutic Recreation: post-internship 4.4, NCTRC 78.6
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of operations and administration specific to the respective professions of; recreation and event management, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: REM: exit exam, post-internship, CPRP exam Outdoor Recreation: exit exam, post-internship evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: REM: exit exam 75%, post-internship evaluation 4.4, CPRP exam 72% Outdoor Recreation: exit exam 40%, post-internship evaluation 4.3 Therapeutic Recreation: post-internship evaluation 4.3, NCTRC exam51.75
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.rpl.cmich.edu
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MN
back to top Minnesota State University, Mankato
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: James Wise, Professor
213 Highland Ctr N
Mankato, MN 56001-6038
Phone: (507) 389-2127 Fax: (507) 389-2985
Contact Email:
School Website: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/
First Accredited: 10/14/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services (RPLS) is situated within the College of Allied Health and Nursing (CAHN) at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The RPLS department was created in 1968 and the Bachelor of Science degree in the major has been continuously conferred for the past forty-five years. The department is the only nationally accredited undergraduate RPLS program in the state. Six, full time, faculty members focus on excelling as teachers and fostering student development. Faculty members have real-world experience in one or more of the three major tracks—Resource Management, Leisure Planning and Management, and Therapeutic Recreation—and are dedicated to preparing students for success in their careers.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 51
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Performance Level: 70% of students will attain the 80% mastery standard for creating a comprehensive written plan for a specific leisure time program.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: A compilation of individual class assignments.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Result: During the year, 57% of students attained the performance level.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Performance Level: 70% of students will attain at least “good” ratings on 75% of the criteria used to evaluate leading a game.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Performance of Relevant Skill
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Result: During the year, 81% of students attained the performance level.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Performance Level: Seventy percent of students will attain the 70% mastery standard on the budget assignment.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Budget assignment
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Result: During the year, 99% of students attained the performance level.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/publicdocuments.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/accreditation.html

MO
back to top University of Missouri-Columbia
Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Contact Name: David Vaught, Department Chair
105 ANHEUSER-BUSCH NAT RES BLDG
Columbia, MO 65211-0001
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/01/1977
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The University of Missouri’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism was among the earliest accredited programs in 1977 and our most recent accreditation was approved in 2012. Graduates of the program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with a transcript-identified emphasis in one of the following areas: sport management, natural resource recreation management or leisure service management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 12 hour internship. As a requirement students complete case studies, agency evaluations, conduct special projects and supervisor evaluations. History science and philosophy are provided to students beginning with their introductory course in leisure.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students are evaluated historically by internship supervisors and through on-site visits. This info
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The internship evaluation and supervisor surveys are on-going. Our outcomes methods is evolving and we will see our first comparative date in the spring of 2014.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Our program offers one of the few diversity and disability courses on campus. We teach recreation programming and teach an evaluation course that prepares students to collect data and evaluate the needs of students and the community they serve.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Again our capstone internship is our method along with an ongoing effort to examine the students bot
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: We have no data at this point.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students take economics, accounting, marketing, statistics, and marketing. The minor requires additionally finance, management and another business elective. Within our core students take Administration of Leisure Service Management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: This is being assessed at this time.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: This is being completed for the first effort in the spring of 2014.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://snr.missouri.edu/prt/ and snr.missouri.edu/prt/accreditation.docx
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://snr.missouri.edu/prt/ and snr.missouri.edu/prt/accreditation.docx

Northwest Missouri State University
Recreation
Contact Name: Jeffrey Ferguson, Associate Professor
800 University Dr, Martindale 209
Maryville, MO 64468-6015
Phone: (660) 562-1651 Fax: (660) 562-1483
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.nwmissouri.edu
First Accredited: 10/31/2011
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Northwest Missouri State University offers an undergraduated program in Recreation. The Recreation degree program is one of the undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Recreation has been a COAPRT accredited program since October 2011. The Recreation degree is composed of a 33-39 hour core curriculum and three emphasis areas that students may pursue. The emphasis areas are Recreation and Park Management, Therapeutic Recreation and Corporate Recreation/Wellness. The program currently has 220 undergraduate majors. The Health and Human Services also offers Master of Science in Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from Northwest shall demonstrate their knowledge: Foundations of the profession including theoretical concepts of leisure and play, historical evolution of leisure in society, leaders, agencies, and associations.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Foundations of Recreation 45-240 and Recreation Programming 45-340 will include class exams a compre
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Test 1 - Theoretical Concepts -Sp80%, F80% Test 2 - History -Sp81%, F84% Test 3 - Service Providers, Associations, and Certification-Sp87%, F84% Comprehensive Final - Sp78%, F80% Senior Exit - 100% pass rate for Spring/Fall 2013 Portfolios -89% average
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from Northwest shall demonstrate the following: a) their ability to design, implement and evaluate leisure experiences, b) knowledge of design, management and maintenance of facilities, and c) program leadership.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation Programs 45-340 - design two programs and implement one, oral presentation and exams. Re
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Facility Design-Project(84%), Test Average-Planning(85%),Design/Maintenance(85%) Recreation Programs-Original Program(74%), Test Average-Theory(75%), Plan/Budget(88%) Leadership-In-Service(82%), Mid-term(78%), Final(82%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from Northwest shall demonstrate their knowledge of fiscal mgt, management concepts/theories, human resources, risk management, public relations, professional and personal ethics, and evaluation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Administration Recreation 45-546 presentations and exams, Evaluation 45-446 develop and administer e
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Administration of Rec.-Group Presentation(86%), Test-Fiscal/Grants(77%),HR/Ethics(80%),Marketing/Risk(85%) Programming Evaluation-Test(74%)
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Southeast Missouri State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Beverly Evans, Associate Professor
1 University Plz, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4710
Phone: (573) 290-5730 Fax: (573) 290-5736
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/12/1994
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation program at Southeast Missouri State University is a separate curriculum within the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. The program has been in existence since 1980 and has been continuously accredited since 1994.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 89
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the types and purposes of the Leisure Delivery System through a written exam.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Test questions
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 96%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and evaluate a program for diverse populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Comprehensive exam
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 92%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate knowledge strategic management /administration through a comprehensive exam
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Comprehensive exam
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 89%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.semo.edu/health/recreation.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.semo.edu/health/recreation.htm

Missouri State University
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Keith Ernce, Recreation, Sport & Park Administration
KING STREET ANNEX 100 901 S. NATIONAL, AVENUE
Springfield, MO 65897-0001
Phone: (417) 836-5411 Fax: (417) 836-4200
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/05/1988
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration program housed in the Department of Kinesiology offers a B.S. degree with a common core curriculum of 47-51 credits with four interdisciplinary options in Sports Administration, Recreation Management, Health and Wellness Promotion, and Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The program has had continues NPRA/COPART accreditation since 1988. The program has four tenured faculty with approximately 170 majors and 12 minors.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to discriminate key characteristics between public, non-profit, commercial and private forms of recreation services and/or providers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam in REC 152
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 76% pass rate
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students must be able to demonstrate the ability to write a complete programming plan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Class Project/Assignment
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 89% pass rate
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will effectively be able to demonstrate problem solving skills required to carry out a variety of administrative and operational responsibilities and assignments during their internship.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship supervisors rate this assessment in their final evaluation of the intern using a 1-5 poin
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: 98% of students receive a 4.0 or higher rating.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rec.missouristate.edu/Professional-Accreditation.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rec.missouristate.edu/Professional-Accreditation.htm

MS
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Contact Name: Kim Beason, Associate Professor Coordinator
Exercise Science & Leisure Mgmt, 215 Turner Center
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-5555
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/10/2000
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Administration Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration degree. The undergraduate degree program has been one of 80+ National Recreation and Park Association accredited programs since 2000 and strives to prepare students to become Certified Park and Recreation Professionals and/or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Park and Recreation degrees offered at the University of Mississippi combine traditional classroom education with experiential and interdisciplinary approaches which prepare students to become leisure and recreation professionals in a variety of recreation, leisure, tourism, and sport settings.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the foundations, techniques and processes of the profession utilized within a variety of leisure organizations that facilitate improving the quality of life for all people.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students complete an exit survey after their internship with several questions focused on how effect
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 97% of students scored and average of 3.5 or greater (out of 5) on testament to the effectiveness to which coursework prepared them to apply foundation knowledge, techniques and processes during the internship. (80% compliance standard)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate knowledge and ability to program (design, implement & Evaluate) recreation experiences within a variety of park, recreation, tourism, and/or sport organizations that facilitate improving the quality of life for all people.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students are required to take the CPRP practice examination prior to their internship and after they
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 52% of students exceeded the targeted passing rate (70%) on the section of the CPRP practice examination related to programming (designing, implementing, & evaluating) recreation programs.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration utilized by professionals within a variety of leisure organizations that facilitate improving the quality of life for all people.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students are required to take the CPRP practice examination prior to their internship and after they
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 48% and 44 % of students exceeded the targeted passing rate (70%) on sections of the CPRP practice examination related to operations, strategic and human resource management, respectively.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/hesrm/Recreation_Administration/Accreditation/index.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/hesrm/Recreation_Administration/Accreditation/index.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/hesrm/Recreation_Administration/Accreditation/index.htm

University of Southern Mississippi
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Frederick Green, Professor
118 College Dr # 5142
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone: (601) 266-5576 Fax: (601) 266-4445
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.usm.edu
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Program at the University of Southern Mississippi is one of seven distinct program areas in the School of Human Performance and Recreation, the largest school in the College of Health. With two idstinct emphasis areas (Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Administration), the program currently has an enrollment of approximately 130 undergraduate students. The program has been accredited continuously for over 25 years.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 75% of students taking the NCTRC certification exam for the first time will achieve a score on the Foundational Knowledge portion of the exam that is at or above the minimum acceptable competency level as determined by the NCTRC test administrators.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: First Time Test Scores provided by NCTRC in November, 2013
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Did not meet. The November, 2013 report indicated that only 50% of students who took the test for the first time passed the test.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 90% of students will demonstrate on internship the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Evaluation by internship supervisors
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Met 100% of students on internship demonstrted the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 75% of students taking the NCTRC certification exam for the first time will achieve a score on the Organization of Therapeutic Recreation portion of the exam that is at or above the minimum acceptable competency level
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: First Time TEst Scores on the NCTRC test on the organization of TR/RT
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Not met. Only 43% of students met this standard.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

NC
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Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Erik Rabinowitz, Associate Professor
George Holmes Convocation Center
Boone, NC 28608-0001
Phone: 828-262-2540 Fax: 828-262-3138
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 03/21/1997
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Appalachian State University Recreation Management program, currently entering its 40th year, serves over 240 majors and minors. The mission of the Recreation Management Program is to prepare students to manage natural and cultural recreation resources in order to enhance the leisure experience. The vision of the Recreation Management Program is to prepare students for professions in the recreation industry, conduct research that promotes the best professional practices in recreation management and provide needed services that either benefit local residents, the mission of our University or the professional organizations to which we belong.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 70% of students will score a 70 or better on the RM 2110- Introduction to Recreation and Leisure- Career Exploration Assignment.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: When evaluated using a rubric, students will demonstrate knowledge regarding two career opportuniti
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 79% of students scored a 70 or better on the RM 2110 Career Exploration Assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 80% of students will score an 80% or better on the RM 2410- Program Planning- Progress Reports Assignment.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: When evaluated using a rubric, students will demonstrate knowledge in designing and implementing a r
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% of students scored an 80% or better on the RM 2410 Progress Reports Assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 85% of students will earn a 3 (average - demonstrates competence) or better on each item in the professionalism section of the Post Internship Evaluation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Post internship evaluation completed by internship supervisor.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students earned a 3 (average - demonstrates competence) or better on each item in the professionalism section of the Post Internship Evaluation.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://hles.appstate.edu/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://hles.appstate.edu/accreditation

North Carolina Central University
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Robert Stiefvater, Program Director
PO Box 19542
Durham, NC 27707-0021
Phone: (919) 530-7429 Fax: (919) 530-6156
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.nccu.edu
First Accredited: 10/01/1998
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: North Carolina Central University is the nation’s first public Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The Department of Physical Education and Recreation’s Bachelor of Science Program in Recreation Administration, established in 1949, offers a scientifically based, service learning enhanced curriculum for students who want to work with people, enjoy activity, and gain satisfaction in enhancing the quality of life of others. The curricular emphasis is on the professional preparation of students for careers in a wide variety of recreational settings. With a focus on experiential learning, the Recreation Administration Program serves over 100 undergraduate students and over 30 graduate students. Majors can choose one of three concentration options in the Recreation Administration Program: Parks and Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management (which includes a Business Minor), and Recreation Therapy. Graduate students can earn an MS in Physical Education and Recreation with concentrations in either Recreation Management, Recreation Therapy, or Athletic Administration.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1.0 Students will describe the professional history and practices of recreation organizations. 1.1 Students will discuss the history and practices of the recreation profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Graduating Senior Survey
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 87% of students responded "strongly agree" or "agree" to the statement: "knowledge of historical leaders in the profession."
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 3.0 Students will create recreation activities and programs for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts through the process of assessment, planning, and implementation. 3.2 Students will design a recreation program plan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Internship Supervisor Final Evaluation
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 83.3% of Internship Site Supervisors responded "strongly agree" or "agree" to the statement: "programming ability" in assessing the intern's fundamental competencies.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 5.0 Students will apply the concepts, principles, and procedures of management and administration . . . that advance the mission of leisure service agencies. 5.1 Students will employ basic management functions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship Supervisor Final Evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 83.3% of Internship Site Supervisors responded "strongly agree" or "agree" to the statement: "understanding of management and administration" in assessing the intern's fundamental competencies.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nccu.edu/formsdocs/proxy.cfm?file_id=2608
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nccu.edu/formsdocs/proxy.cfm?file_id=2608

East Carolina University
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: Deb Jordan, Professor and Department Chair
174 Minges Coliseum
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-737-2990
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ecu.edu/rcls
First Accredited: 10/18/1980
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The BS in Recreation and Park Management (RPM) at East Carolina University has a strong tradition of preparing students for work in a wide range of parks, recreation, and tourism settings. Our graduates work in settings such as military recreation, outdoor recreation, youth sports and development, community parks and recreation, tourism, campus recreation, employee recreation services, local and state parks, senior centers, nature centers, and many other venues. All students engage in service learning activities and the program culminates with a 14-week internship. Eight faculty support this degree program and all are well connected throughout the state and nation. In addition to coursework, students have opportunities to work with faculty on research projects as well as projects that benefit communities in the region. The real-world experience helps the RPM program at ECU stand out among its peers. More information may be found on our website at ecu.edu/rcls.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 98
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of historical, scientific and philosophical foundations and the scope of the profession for recreation and park management.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam items in RCLS 2000 and RCLS 3131; senior exit survey items 17.1, 17.5, 17.11; summaries of volu
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 87% of sdts in RCLS 2000 scored a 70% or above on related exam items; Stdts rated items on the exit survey as 17.1 = 3.89; 17.5 = 4.56; 17.11 = 4.11; 93% of RPM students engaged in volunteer experiences of at least 10 hours.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design a recreation program or service experience that clearly reflects the application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional practice.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Program Plan assignment and rubric scores (3003/4); marketing plan in 4122; Intern final evaluation;
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 81% of sdts in RCLS 3003/4 received a 4/5 on rubric; 86% stdts included current research in marketing plans; 100% of sdts received a 4 on 5 on final intern evaluation items related to programming; Item 4.9 on the exit survey rating was 4.67
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the Program will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply entry-level concepts, principles and procedures of administration and financial and human resource management to professional practice settings.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Exam scores in 4002; business plan in 4002; marketing plan in 4122; final intern evaluations; Exit s
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 77% of sdts in RCLS 4002 scored 80% or better on related exam items; 83% of sdts earned a 4 on 5-pt scale for marketing plan rubric; exit survey items were rated as: 17.3 = 4.04; 17.5 = 4.33; 17.6 = 4.61; 17.8 = 4.00; 17.14 = 4.87
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ugcat/RecLeisure.cfm

University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Parks & Recreation Management
Contact Name: James Herstine, Professor
601 S College Rd, William M Randall Library
Wilmington, NC 28403-3201
Phone: (910) 962-3283
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Program at UNC Wilmington is in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and the College of Health and Human Services. The mission of the program is to provide students a comprehensive educational and practical experience thereby producing exemplary, competent and ethical professionals qualified to work and lead in the leisure industry and make positive contributions in their community.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Create a professional marketing plan and materials for local recreation, sport and/or tourism business or organization
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Marketing Plan Scores
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 89% of the students scored an 85% or higher on their marketing plan. The instructor contined the one on one sessions with each group the week prior to spring break. That has resulted in better understanding of the material and higher scores overall.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Ability to plan and implement a wide variety of recreation programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Final Individual Program Plan Project Scores--students are required to write a complete program plan
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 84% of the class scored 90% or better on their plan. Examples were distributed of excellent and below average program plans mulitple times during the semester as a means of providing students an idea of expected accomplishments.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage recruitment, selection, and hiring processes in recreation, sport and tourism
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Human Resource Simulation consisting of the following assignments: Job Description/Job Announcment/A
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of the students scored 93% or better on the simulation assignment; individual feedback was provided to each student
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uncw.edu/shahs/academic/documents/RSLTMission.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.uncw.edu/shahs

Winston-Salem State University
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Jo Ann Coco-Ripp, Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program
Human Performance & Sport Science
Winston Salem, NC 27110-0001
Phone: (336) 750-3459 Fax: (336) 750-3342
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/26/1997
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Therapeutic Recreation Program is specifically designed for students who wish to enter the profession of therapeutic recreation which is sometimes also known as recreational therapy and/or to prepare for graduate study in related allied health and human service fields.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Rate your Knowledge & understanding of TR theory and process
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: One item from the senior exit interview Completed by all students at the end of the internship semes
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: For the scale of 7 (highest) to 1 (lowest) the 13 seniors for AY 12-13 reported an aggregate score of 5.66 or 81%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: The student will execute specified skills and techniques (e.g. therapeutic communication, sensory stimulation—see list) in simulated or authentic situations at entry level competence.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Skill competency rating scale From peer, self & instructor ratings of 15 specific skills evaluated t
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The aggregate score for Fall 12 (n=12) was 24.42 and for Spring 13 (n=19) was 24.84.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: The student will analyze one agency from multiple organizational and management parameters.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: A final capstone agency report project is completed by all students completing one section of the on
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Based on scoring using a rubric with 4 elements the aggregate score (n=15) was 78%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wssu.edu/sehp/departments-and-programs/hpss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wssu.edu/sehp/departments-and-programs/hpss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wssu.edu/sehp/departments-and-programs/hpss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx

North Carolina State University
Contact Name: Dorothy Anderson, Department Head and Professor
CAMPUS BOX 8004
Raleigh, NC 27695-0001
Phone: (919) 515-3276 Fax: 919-515-3687
Contact Email:
School Website: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/
First Accredited: 05/17/1977
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: B C
Status: Accredited
Program Description: NC State’s, Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) specializes in preparing planning and management professionals for the fields of parks, recreation, and tourism. The PRTM degree has three concentration – Park and Natural Resources Recreation, Program Planning, and Sustainable Tourism. We teach skills that are applicable across a wide range of environments and prepare our graduates to be the leaders in the next generation of park, recreation, and tourism professionals. We take a hands-on approach to learning through courses that are taught through a combination of classroom lecture, practical projects, field trips, guest speakers and service learning projects. In addition, students conduct research, participate in a national consortium, and learn on-the-job through internships. In 2012-13, two hundred fifty two students (255) were enrolled in PRTM. In addition to PRTM, we offer undergraduate degrees in Sports Management (345students)and Professional Golf Management (100 students).
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 73
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of the parks, recreation and tourism fields
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam questions are used to assess this standard. Selected exam questions from the Introduction to
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 92% of the students (N=125) enrolled in the Spring 2013 section of PRT 152 answered the selected questions correctly demonstrating an understanding of the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of parks, recreation and tourism fields.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to design, plan, and implement a recreation program for an agency's clientele.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: The assessment method used for this standard was our 2012 Alumni Survey results: Our target was -
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 2 Result: In the 2012 PRTM Alumni Survey, of the 71 people responding, 86% indicated they believed the program did an excellent to good job of preparing students to plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate entry level leadership and supervisory skills.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The Student Internship Final Evaluation is the method used to assess this standard. Each agency supe
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Agency internship supervisors gave PRT interns an average rating of 3.5 (n=294) on the student's ability to plan, organize, and direct work or activities of others to produce satisfactory results. ( 1 = unsatisfactory and 4= exceptional)
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/about/Assessment.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/undergrad/future/Accreditation_000.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/undergrad/future/Accreditation_000.php

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Contact Name: Nancy Gladwell, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: (336) 334-3261 Fax: (336) 334-3238
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uncg.edu
First Accredited: 10/26/1981
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Park Management Program (housed in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was initially accredited in October 1981. The program currently serves 200 undergraduate students who specialize in Community Recreation and Event Planning or Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to explain the mission, markets served, revenue sources, and types of programs and facilities offered by the various sectors of the leisure service delivery system.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Project: the student must provide the following information for a parks and recreation agency/organi
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 51.4% mastery 32.9% competency 8.6% meeting minimum standards 7.1% not meeting minimum standards 0% no competency Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 12.9%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: The students will be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate recreation programs/events.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Project: Semester long assignment that includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 32.0% mastery 34.0% competency 16.0% meeting minimum standards 10.0% not meeting minimum standards 8.0% no competency. Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 2%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the factors that impact the performance of employees in a recreation and parks organization.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Case Study: Students are given a "real world" scenario regarding employee performance, motivation, a
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 14.8% mastery 51.9% competency 25.9% meeting minimum standards 3.7% not meeting minimum standards 3.7% no competency. Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 12.6%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uncg.edu/ctr/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uncg.edu/ctr/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uncg.edu/ctr/accreditation.html

NH
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Recreation Management and Policy Program
Contact Name: Janet Sable, Professor/Chair of the Department
108 Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603 862 2391 Fax: (603) 862-2722
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.unh.edu/rmp
First Accredited: 10/05/1985
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Management and Policy educates future professionals for meaningful careers in the leisure service industry. The curriculum includes a strong liberal arts foundation, a core of professional courses, course work in administration, planning and public relations, recreation therapy and clinical practices, and numerous opportunities for applied field experiences. In response to the diversity of professional employment opportunities within the leisure service industry, students in the RMP program choose to pursue one of two options within the major: Program Administration or Therapeutic Recreation. Students in the Program Administration option develop a background in planning and managing leisure service programs in a variety of settings. Students in the Therapeutic Recreation option have a desire to work with individuals with disabilities as a member of the clinical treatment team. They develop a background in the biological sciences in preparation for a career as a nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession, along with professional practices of the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: The primary direct measure for this outcome will be scores on a professional assessment paper and pr
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The results of this measure show that over the past three semesters we have exceeded our target of having 80% or more of our students receive better than a B on these assignments.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design recreation and related experiences that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: The primary direct measures that are being used to assess this outcome are the Program/Event Portfol
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The results of this measure show that while all students completing these assignments receive a B or better, there is inconsistency in the number of students obtaining an excellent evaluation on their portfolio and presentation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to apply entry-level concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in the profession.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The primary direct measure that is being used to assess this is internship site supervisor final eva
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: More than 80% of internship site supervisors report that they agree or strongly agree that their internship student was prepared for the task required of him/her. And 92% of site supervisors were satisfied or very satisfied with their interns.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://chhs.unh.edu/rmp/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://chhs.unh.edu/rmp/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://chhs.unh.edu/rmp/accreditation

NY
back to top State University of New York - Brockport
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Lynda Cochran, Department Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator
350 New Campus Dr
Brockport, NY 14420-2997
Phone: (585) 395-5490 Fax: (585) 395-5246
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.brockport.edu/leisure
First Accredited: 09/16/1987
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, offers a competitive bachelor's degree program with concentrations in Recreation Management, Tourism Management, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to identify the significance of leisure and recreation in past and present societies.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Our goal was that 80% of the students in the class would achieve an 80% or higher. For this standard 53% of the students in the class achieved a score of 80% or higher on the portion of the exam addressing this outcome.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to create a 12-hour community program plan based on competence of principles in the program planning process.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Comprehensive program plan project
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Our goal was that 80% of the students in the class would achieve an 80% or higher. For this standard 90% of the students in the class achieved a score of 80% or higher on this project which addressed this outcome.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will locate and research the roles organizational culture and climate play in leisure organizations.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Professional Issues Written Project
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Our goal was that 80% of the students in the class would achieve an 80% or higher. For this standard 60% of the students in the class achieved a score of 80% or higher on this project which addressed this outcome.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

St. Joseph's College
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Gail Lamberta, Dept Chair/Assoc. Professor
155 W Roe Blvd
Patchogue, NY 11772-2325
Phone: (631) 687-2686 Fax: (631) 654-1782
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.sjcny.edu
First Accredited: 10/26/2010
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The major in Recreation, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, may be completed as a four-year program for entering freshmen or as an upper-division program for transfer students. The required core curriculum of the program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).This program aims to provide the philosophy, psychology, sociology, and professional enrichment necessary to enhance both clinical and administrative skills in Recreation and Leisure Studies. The student may choose to concentrate in either Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure Services Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 69
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Describe the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure for all populations and settings.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Grade of 82% or higher on exam number one.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 59% of students received a grade of 82% or higher.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Explain and design principles and procedures related to program and event planning for individual group and community quality of life.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Grade pf 83% or higher on activity paper and presentation (one assignment that combines both and stu
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 75% of students received a grade of 82% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Explain the fundamental principles and procedures of management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Grade of 82% or higher on midterm exam.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 57% of students received a grade of 82% or higher.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjcny.edu/Academics/Professional-Accreditation/1605/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjcny.edu/Academics/Professional-Accreditation/1605/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjcny.edu/Academics/Professional-Accreditation/1605/

Ithaca College
Contact Name: Janice Monroe, Associate Professor
9 Hill Ctr, 953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-
Phone: (607) 274-3172 Fax: (607) 274-1943
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/
First Accredited: 04/12/1981
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) offers three majors: outdoor adventure leadership, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation. Distinctive features of the department include: many opportunities for experiential learning, low faculty-student ratios, a liberal arts education blended with a professional degree, nationally and internationally recognized faculty and a fully accredited program. The department has two unique experiential learning opportunities. There is a semester long immersion program for students in outdoor adventure leadership. During this semester the students are off campus and engaged in wilderness based learning experiences. Therapeutic Recreation majors are engaged in the Center for Life Skills, an interdisciplinary learning lab in which student learn and apply the therapeutic recreation process. The Department of RLS was established in 1972 and was first accredited by the Council on Accreditation in 1981.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the profession(s) measured by 80% of the student will receive a grade of C or better on selected questions of the exam.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Selected questions from midterm exam were analyzed to determine students understanding of these prin
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 45% scored grade A range, 22% scored B range, 33% scored C range. Action to be taken: Create a rubric to evaluate student depth of understanding related to current issues
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate the ability to facilitate programs for diverse clientele, in a variety of service settings, cultures and contexts measured by 80% of the students will be in the commendable or above range in all identified criteria
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students are placed in community agencies for a 480-560 hour experiential learning internship experi
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students are evaluated by external professionals as being distinguished/commendable in their professional practice. Scores ranged between 3.5 and 4.0 on the identified attributes.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of professional practice in decision making in the administration of recreation program 80% of the students will be in the commendable or above range in all identified criteria.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students in Service Learning II are placed in community agencies for a 120 experiential learning exp
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students scores on selected criteria ranged from 3.0 to 3.89 indicating that they have met this objective.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/docs/RLSProgAssessReports/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/docs/degreeaccredmills.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/news/department-of-recreation-and-leisure-studies-receives-re-a

State University of New York - Cortland
Contact Name: Sharon Todd, Associate Professor and Chair
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900
Phone: (607) 753-4941 Fax: (607) 753-5982
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.cortland.edu/rec
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: A B C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and first accredited in 1990. The department offers four professional B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with an optional concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Camp Management, Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The department served as a pilot university in 2010 for the new COA Standards using a hybrid approach. First, the 10-course core curriculum of all four degrees received continuing accreditation based on the 2013 standards. Second, COAPRT evaluated and reaccredited all four options using the 2004 COA standards: Outdoor Recreation (concentration in Natural Resources Recreation Management), Recreation (concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery) Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Agency Visitation and Analysis: Students visit an agency, organization, business, or facility which provides recreation services; interview a professional at the organization to gather information about the site and job; and write a summary report.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Written Assignment Evaluation: Students must earn 70% or better to be counted as successfully meeti
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 83 of 90 students scored 70% or better on this assignment for an outcome of 92%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Inclusion Advocate Written Assignments: Students first assess the facility and participants of a local service learning site. Second, they design and deliver programs there. Third, they evaluate their overall experience as an inclusion advocate.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Written Assignment Evaluation: Students must earn 70% or better to be counted as successfully meeti
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For all three Inclusion Advocate Assignments, 44 of 50 students scored 70% or better for an outcome of 88%.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Strategic Plan: Students create a strategic plan by producing a mission statement and values for an organization; analyzing services offered; completing a SWOT analysis; and creating goals and objectives for present weaknesses and future threats.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Written Assignment Evaluation: Students must earn 70% or better to be counted as successfully meeti
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 41 of 46 students scored 70% or better on this assignment for an outcome of 89%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/recreation/accreditation.dot
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/recreation/accreditation.dot

OH
back to top Bowling Green State University
Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning Program
Contact Name: Travis Heggie, Assistant Professor
C119 Eppler
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001
Phone: 419-372-7234 Fax: 419-372-0383
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/05/1995
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited with Conditions
Program Description: The Tourism and Event Planning Major at Bowling Green State University trains students for work in the Travel, Tourism, and Event Planning fields. As the premier program in NW Ohio with an extensive international curriculum and research agenda, TLEP majors are being trained for exciting employment opportunities in Corporate Event Planning, Special Event Planning, Travel Planning, and Hospitality Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 86
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will express that they are adequately prepared for their career via an understanding of the background of the profession and that theye were prepared for employment.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 83% of students responded that the curriculum prepared them for their internship and career. 43% of the students were hired in permanent positions by the organization with which they interned.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to conduct research and implement their findings into a campus event and activity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 87% of the students received 'A' grades in the area of research methods, planning (organizational skills), implantation and marketing, and post-event surveying.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Alumni Survey. 102 alumni having graduated in the past 8 years responded to a survey asking about profession, if it is related to what they studied in the TLEP Program, and if they felt the TLEP Program helped prepare them for their profession.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: 71% of the responding alumni are working in a career related to the TLEP major. Half of them have switched jobs during their career but remain working in a related field. 98% want to work with current students through interns & practicums.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of Toledo
Contact Name: Ruthie Kucharewski, Professor
2801 W Bancroft St
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: 419-530-2762 Fax: 419-530-4759
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hhs.utoledo.edu
First Accredited: 04/03/1991
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: With over 160 undergraduate Recreation Therapy majors and over 45 graduate students in its MA program in Recreation & Leisure Studies, the Division of Recreation & Recreation Therapy offers an exciting educational environment that foster’s student personal and professional development. Housed in the College of Health Sciences, the program works to maintain a mission of making the world healthier by preparing outstanding professionals through education, research, practice and community engagement while working with outstanding programs in Health, Kinesiology, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Division also offers the only Recreation Therapy program in the State of Ohio and maintains COAPRT accreditation. Students enrolling in the Recreational Therapy program at the University of Toledo receive an education designed to prepare them for employment in the areas of Physical Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Geriatric Services, Pediatric Services, Community Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusive Services, and Centers for Developmental Disabilities.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01a: Professionalism, including standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics of therapeutic recreation service. Role and function of therapeutic recreation professionals. Role and function of therapeutic recreation professionals.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Course Examination requiring a performance level of 70% of students documenting an 80% or above on t
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Examinations: 95% of students documented an 80% or above. Interview: 98% of students documented an 80% or above.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 7.02e: Use of appropriate research and evaluation designs and methods to conduct formative and summative evaluation to document outcomes from services. Use of evaluation results to improve services, programs, or show accountability.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Course Examination requiring a performance level of 70% of students documenting an 80% or above on t
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Test 1: 59% scored an 80% or above. Test 2: 71% scored an 80% or above Test 3: 75% scored an 80% or above. Evidence-Based Practice assignment: 83% scored an 80% or above.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 7.03: Operations and maintenance. Finance, budgeting and reimbursement. Quality management. Human resource development and management. Marketing and advocacy. Regulatory and legal compliance contextualized to the service delivery system.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Course examination requiring a performance level of 70% of students documenting an 80% or above on t
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Test 1: 99% scored an 80% or above. Test 2: 98% scored an 80% or above. Final Comprehensive Exam: 98% scored an 80% or above.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.utoledo.edu/healthsciences/depts/health_rec/rectherapy/pdfs/REC%20COAPRT%207%200%20b%20Se
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.utoledo.edu/healthsciences/depts/health_rec/rectherapy/pdfs/Accreditation%20Link%20-%20RE
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.utoledo.edu/healthsciences/depts/health_rec/rectherapy/pdfs/Accreditation%20Link%20-%20RE

Kent State University
Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management
Contact Name: Mary Parr, Associate Professor
316 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: (330) 672-0217 Fax: (330) 672-4106
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/rptm/index.cfm
First Accredited: 04/06/1992
Next Review: Congress 2019
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The mission of the Recreation, Park and Tourism Management program is to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of leisure service settings through critical thinking and leadership development, with the purpose of enhancing quality of life among individuals and communities.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the park, recreation, and tourism field.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Senior Exit Survey. Students indicate their agreement with the following statements: 1. I have an e
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 93% of students agreed somewhat or agreed completely across the nine items. Ranging from 77% (item 6) to 100% (items 2-5, 9)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Internship Evaluation completed by the agency supervisor. Supervisors rated interns expert, practiti
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: % of interns rated Expert or Practitioner on Items listed in Q19: 1. 92% 2. 50% (93% rated Apprentice or higher) 3. 70%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of operations and strategic management/administration.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship Evaluation completed by the agency supervisor. Supervisors rated interns expert, practiti
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: % of interns rated Expert or Practitioner on Items listed in Q23: 1. 71% 2. 84% 3. 58% (83% rated Apprentice or higher) 4. 27% (72% rated Apprentice or higher) 5. 77% 6. 67% 7. 71% 8. 79%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/rptm/upload/website-professional-accreditation.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/rptm/upload/website-professional-accreditation.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/rptm/upload/website-professional-accreditation.pdf

Ohio University
Recreation Studies Program
Contact Name: Bruce Martin, Assistant Professor
E-148 Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 593-4647
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/08/2000
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Studies Program offers a Bachelors of Science degree in Recreation Studies. In addition to the Professional Program (core) there are two areas of concentration: Outdoor Recreation and Education and Recreation Management. The Program currently serves approximately 120 undergraduate and 20 graduate students with five full-time faculty members.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The program has incorporated multiple specific learning outcomes into its courses that are consistent with Standard 7.01. Many of these are assessed using a professional portfolio evaluation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Professional Portfolio Evaluation conducted in REC 2150 Outdoor Recreation & Education.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The average grade on this assignment in 2013 was 91.7%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: The program has incorporated multiple specific learning outcomes into its courses that are consistent with Standard 7.02. Many of these are assessed via recreation program plan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation Program Plan required in REC 3100 Recreation Programming.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Recreation Studies students earned an 80% average on the comprehensive recreation program plan project in the 2013 spring semester.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: The program has incorporated multiple specific learning outcomes into its courses that are consistent with Standard 7.03. Many of these are assessed via the internship evaluation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 88% of students enrolled in ‘REC 4910: Internship for Recreation’ for the summer of 2013 received a letter grade of ‘A’ on their final internship evaluation from their agency supervisor.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/index.cfm#_

OK
back to top Oklahoma State University Leisure Studies
Program in Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Tim Passmore, Co-Executive Director
183 COLVIN
Stillwater, OK 74078-0001
Phone: 504-744-5503 Fax: (405) 744-6507
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/04/1985
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Management Program is currently accreditation by the Council on Accreditation for Parks Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Bachelor of Science degree at Oklahoma State University was established in 1973 and received initial accreditation in 1985 and has received continuing accreditation since.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1. Student Learning Outcome: demonstrate mastery of foundation knowledge to include: leisure theory, leadership, needs assessment, programming, facility management, budgeting, legal foundations, and personnel management.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: How Measured: a) Student Exit Interviews b) Final evaluation by Internship Supervisor c) Performance
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Both methods of outcome measure were use in assessment of standard 7.01 and are reported as follows: (a) Outcome: Student Exit Interviews provided two indicators of foundation Knowledge: “Depth of knowledge gained from coursework” was rated 4.4 on a
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate mastery of skills necessary to conduct needs assessment, develop and implement recreation programs, evaluate program success, develop recreation areas, conduct periodic and annual inspections and upkeep of equipment, facilities, develop a risk
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: How Measured: a) Course Projects b) Final Evaluation by Internship Supervisor
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Both methods of outcome measure were use in assessment of standard 7.01 and are reported as follows: 2. Student Learning Outcome: Demonstrate mastery of skills necessary to conduct needs assessment, develop and implement recreation programs, evaluate pro
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 3. Student Learning Outcome: demonstrate mastery of knowledge related to economics in recreation settings, financial management, revenue sources, pricing, organizational behavior, strategic planning, human resource management, and land management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: How Measured: a. Performance on Class Projects. b. Instructor Evaluation of Proposed Learning Outc
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: (a) Outcomes: Project evaluations from the RMTR 4563 (Entrepreneurial course) indicated that on a five point scale (1 = outstanding, 2= above average, 3=Average, 4=below average, 5=unacceptable) suggested that for economics in leisure settings comprehensi
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://education.okstate.edu/index.php/academic-units/school-of-applied-health-a-educational-psychol
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://education.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/rmtr/rmtr_accreditation.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://education.okstate.edu/rmtr/rm-overview and http://education.okstate.edu/rmtr/tr-overview

PA
back to top Temple University
Sport and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Aubrey Kent
1810 N 13th St, 361 Speakman Hall (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6012
Phone: (215) 204-2703 Fax: (215) 204-8705
Contact Email:
School Website: http://sthm.temple.edu/
First Accredited: 03/14/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01.01 Students graduating from STHM will be able to identify and understand management problems.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: The learning outcome is being assessed in our Marketing Management in Sport & Recreation course (Mar
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Results indicate students meet ability to identify & understand management problems through evaluation Marketing Strategy Case Study. Internship II Evaluation rubric assessing Critical Thinking skills & Knowledge being used to assess achievement.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 7.02.01 Students graduating from STHM will be able to understand issues in ethics through the awareness of industry ethical issues, professional organizations and codes of conduct.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: The learning outcome is being assessed in our capstone course Current & Ethical Issue in Sport & Rec
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Results suggest students are exceeding expected achievement level. Ethical Position paper - 98% students achieving 70% +. Internships results- knowledge, ability to execute programs, personal and cultural dimensions of diversity exceed standards
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 7.03.01 Students graduating from STHM will be able to analyze & interpret industry-related problems and their causes, generate alternative solutions, and arrive at reasoned conclusions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The learning outcome is being assessed in our Economics of Sport & Recreation course through (Writte
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Ability to analyze interpret management problems - high level critical thinking skills. Results 96.4% students met70% target. Senior Project, grades ability to analyze & interpret management problems - 99.5% of our students achieved 70% or Better.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://sthm.temple.edu/cms/main/about/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://sthm.temple.edu/cms/main/about/accreditation/

East Stroudsburg University
Contact Name: Angela Vauter, Chairperson
200 Prospect St
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2956
Phone: 570-422-3571 Fax: (570) 422-3015
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.esu.edu/rlsm
First Accredited: 10/01/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Services Management (RSM) can prepare students for a variety of career paths in recreation services settings. Our Bachelor of Science degree program was established in 1978. The mission of the RSM program is to provide students with knowledge and skills needed for entry into the work force. An advisory council, comprised of expert practitioners in the Pocono region, offers input to the faculty. Their perspectives enable the faculty to be responsive to the changing needs of the work force. The program provides students options that are determined by interests and goals.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 97
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will define the concepts of play, recreation and leisure in relation to historical and current meanings and philosophy.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Item analysis of each test item. If 50% of the students fail to define key terms correctly, that item is changed or deleted.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will successfully: 1) evaluate safety, 2) assess the population characteristics, 3) complete an activity analysis, and 4) determine the best leadership style for a specific situation.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Performance of the relevant skill, as judged by the professor - written evaluation
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% earned a 2.0 or better on a 4-point scale. A rubric has been created to increase clarity of expectations.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will evaluate the alignment between an organization's mission and values statements and the day to day operations of that organization.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Evaluating the assignments in the courses with course content on strategic management
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www4.esu.edu/academics/departments/recreation_leisure/undergraduate_program/index.cfm

York College
Recreation and Leisure Administration Program
Contact Name: Julie Saville, Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403-3651
Phone: (717) 815-6448 Fax: (717) 849-1649
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ycp.edu
First Accredited: 10/21/1984
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Leisure Administration Program has been in existence since 1975. We are currently housed in the Department of Hospitality, Recreation, and Sport Management. The Recreation and Leisure Administration Program offers a Bachelor of Science degree. Program emphasis areas include “community” and “therapeutic.”
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in the recreation industry.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 80% of students will earn an 80% or higher on the professional issue presentation in REC 215
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 85% of students earned an 80% or higher on the professional issue presentation in REC 215
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design and plan recreation experiences for a diverse clientele.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 85% of students will earn a rating of 3, 2, or 1 for #4c in their Experiential Learning in Recreatio
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 91% of students received a 3, 2, or 1 for question #4c in ELR evaluation
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of budgeting and finance in recreation
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 80% of students will earn 80% or higher on the budget project in REC 450.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 58% of students earned 80% or higher on the budget project in REC 450
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ycp.edu/academics/academic-departments/hospitality-recreation-and-sport-management/recrea
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ycp.edu/academics/academic-departments/hospitality-recreation-and-sport-management/recrea

Slippery Rock University
Parks and Recreation Program
Contact Name: Daniel Dziubek, Chairperson
102 Patterson Hall
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2068 Fax: (724) 738-2938
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/2001
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Slippery Rock University’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been preparing students for professional careers in parks and recreation since 1969. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation with tracks in Park Resource Management and Resort, Recreation, and Hospitality Management. All students complete a common core of courses as well as a program track to concentrate on their specific area of interest. Both tracks culminate in a twelve-credit internship. The program has been accredited since 2001.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1.3 Develop an awareness of the natural environment and sustainable practices.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Test Questions
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Test Questions - 100% of the students achieved at least 70%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 2.1 Examine and evaluate selected leisure service facilities and their delivery systems.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Abbreviated Comprehensive Plan
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Average Score was 91% with 93% of the students earning 80% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 3.1 Identify and examine strategic management and administrative best practices.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Public Relation/Marketing Plan (PRMP)
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% (42/42) of the students earned an 80% or higher on their PRMP
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges/ches/pree/Pages/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges/ches/pree/Pages/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges/ches/pree/Pages/accreditation.aspx

California University of Pennsylvania
Parks and Recreation Management
Contact Name: John Confer, Associate Professor Park & Recreation Mgmt.
250 University Ave, Campus Box 55
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: (724) 938-4211 Fax: (724) 938-5780
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/12/2008
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The primary philosophy and goals of the parks and recreation management program at California University of Pennsylvania is to improve the quality of life for our citizens and our communities. To accomplish this, we develop qualified and professional leadership capable of enabling people to achieve individual and family leisure lifestyles which will enrich one’s life and the community. This program of study is also dedicated to the effective preservation, management and use of our natural resources. The growing amounts of leisure time at the disposal of increasing numbers of American people place demands upon both the natural resource base and the social framework of our nation. An expanding population, increased disposable per capita income, vastly improved modes of transportation, trends toward urbanization and suburbanization, higher education levels, mechanization, and the growing propensity of people to live richer, more complete lives has created the demand for parks and recreation management professionals.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students research, report and present to the class a short biography of a selected prominent person focused on their significant contributions to field of outdoor recreation or recreation resource management.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students were graded on the accuracy, breadth/depth, completeness and discussion of the contribution
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The 30 students in the Fall 2013 semester performed well; 95% received a C+ or higher on the paper and presentation assignment. On quiz/exam items 85% of the students were able to correctly match the prominent person with the associated contribution.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Student design teams research, design, produce drawings/sketches and present a proposed recreation facility design as part of a class service-learning for a selected agency/organization property.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Student team designs, drawings and presentations are graded based on ability to meet identified comm
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The 32 students in the Fall 2013 semester designed facilities for Deems Park (a non-profit community park). The students performed extremely well; but a few met or exceeded our minimum standard score (95% received a B- or higher on the project).
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Paper/Class Project Assignment Description: Developing the Master Plan Project Objective: Each student will develop a Master Plan paper and present it to the public.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The Paper: All papers should include the following parts: 1) Introduction (5 points) 2) Community C
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The 38 students in the Fall 2013 semester performed well and the vast majority met or exceeded our minimum standard score (95% received a C or higher on the project) on the assignment. A few students struggled at times with the process.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/NRPA-Accreditation.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/NRPA-Accreditation.htm

Lock Haven University
Contact Name: Julie Lammel, Associate Professor
23 Rec/Hon Building
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 484-2826 Fax: (570) 484-3025
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/20/2006
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Management program at Lock Haven University balances the theoretical and practical learning experiences necessary for a successful and rewarding career in recreation, parks, tourism, fitness and related fields. Students completing the degree requirements will be prepared for immediate employment or admittance into a graduate degree program upon graduation. At LHU you can select among four different tracks of study: Fitness Management, Community/Commercial, Outdoor Recreation, or Therapeutic Recreation. The professors are highly respected in their fields of expertise and excel at helping undergraduates reach their goals. Faculty will be actively involved in your academic development through classroom instruction and extracurricular activities that include community service, student professional clubs, conference and workshop attendance, and university wide student involvement.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of professional practice and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the recreation profession in decision making.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Comprehensive Internship Evaluation -RECR425 Internship evaluations - As recognized by the agency i
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 96% of students scored above the minimum level of Good (3).
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: The internship evaluation contains a subset of six questions regarding student performance in relati
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 97% of students scored at 4 or better on all six tasks when the task was applicable to the skills necessary at the field experience site.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to apply entry-level concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: RECR425 Internship evaluations Criterion: As recognized by the agency internship supervisor, 80% o
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 96% of students scored above the minimum level of Good (3).
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.lhup.edu/colleges/Business_Information/rec_management/accreditation.html

SC
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Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Robert Brookover
263 LEHOTSKY HALL BOX 340735
Clemson, SC 29634-0735
Phone: (864) 656-2231
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hehd.clemson.edu/PRTM/
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: GET INFO FROM BRETT OR BOB
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 83
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exams, assignments, and a comprehensive project graded by rubrics
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Between 91.3% and 100% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on exams, assignments, and the comprehensive project related to the 7.01 learning outcome.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an ability to evaluation leisure service programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Objective, essay, and oral exams and comprehensive program planning project including planning, impl
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95%, 99%, & 100% achieved a score of 70% or better on objective, essay, & oral exams respectively; 97%,100%, 95% achieved a score of 70% or better on the planning, implementation, & evaluation sections of the program planning project respectively
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an ability to create strategic solutions to problems presented by leisure service agencies.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Objective, essay, and oral exam; agency based case study assignment; written program plan
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 95%, 99%, & 100% achieved a score of 70% or better on objective, essay, & written exams; 99% achieved a score 70% or better on agency based case study; 97% achieved a score of 70% or better on written program plan
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/prtm/aboutus/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/prtm/aboutus/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/prtm/aboutus/accreditation.html

Benedict College
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: Tanya Brice, Dean, School of Education
1600 Harden St
Columbia, SC 29204-1058
Phone: 803-705-4945
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/07/2006
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The mission of the Recreation and Leisure Services (RSL) degree program is to enable our students to be a power for good in society through the provision of leisure services in their community. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills, understandings, and values required to assess, develop and implement innovative solutions to societal problems in the form of recreation and leisure program services. Graduates can enhance opportunities for stakeholders to improve their quality of life by using leisure to attain optimal health and well-being. Efforts will also be directed at preparing all students to fully participate in a global society.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: A) Students identified and described potential career areas and employment sectors within RLS B)Students described models of service delivery and best practices C)Students identified the theoretical and historical foundations of RLS
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: A & B were assessed based on rubrics for writing assignments in REC 440 (Recreation Field Work). C w
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: A: 66% of students correctly met this outcome. B: 50% of students correctly met this outcome C: 82% of students correctly met this outcome
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students demonstrated the ability to design, implement, and evaluate recreation programs that reflect application of knowledge of contemporary professional practice in recreation and leisure services that addresses the needs of diverse populations
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Assessed based on a rubric of a written assignment in REC 440 (Recreation Field Work.)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students correctly met this outcome.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students in the capstone course (REC 437) will demonstrate the ability to discuss the principles and practices of staffing and staff development as a function of human resources. and personnel management
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Assessed based on a rubric for written assignments in REC 437 (Organization and Management).
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 85% of students met this outcome
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/1135
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/1135
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/1135

TN
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Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies
Contact Name: Joey Gray, Associate Professor
HPERS DEPARTMENT P O BOX 96
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001
Phone: (615) 904-8359 Fax: (615) 898-5276
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.mtsu.edu
First Accredited: 10/11/1994
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies (LSTS) major at Middle Tennessee State University offers specializations in recreation administration, outdoor recreation, sport studies, and tourism studies.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: In the fall of 2010, we implemented our new assessment plan using the 2013 COAPRT Standards. Using multiple sources of data, Learning Outcome 7.01 was assessed by the following:
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 7.01.01 1. REC/LSTS Major Field Test - (70% OR BETTER scores) 2. REC/LSTS 4540 Organization & Admini
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 70% of students scored 70% or higher in all but 1) major field test in sp 2009 (21%). 2) 4540 final exam 60% in 2012, and 3) 4890 55% Portfolio project. 4) 2010 65% on 3010 course exam. 5) 4540 68% on problem solving assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: In the fall of 2010, we implemented our new assessment plan using the 2013 COAPRT Standards. Using multiple sources of data and triangulation, we assess Learning Outcome 7.02 in the following ways:
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 7.02.01 - 1. REC/LSTS 3530 Recreation Programming in LTSRecreation Program Plan/Manual (scores of 70
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 70% of students scored 70% or higher in all measures but 1) 21% major field test in spring 2009. 2) 4550 role models of marketing assessment 32% in 2012. 3) 4540 final exam 60% 2012. 4) 4540 case study assignment only 60% in n 2011 and 48% in 2012
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: In the fall of 2010, we implemented our new assessment plan using the 2013 COAPRT Standards. Using multiple sources of data and triangulation, we assess Learning Outcome 7.03 in the following ways
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 7.03.01 1. REC/LSTS 4540 Organization & Administration of LSTS – Course Final Exam (scores of 70%
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 70% of students scored 70% or higher in all measures but 1) 4540 final exam 60% s in 2012. 2) 21% on major field test in spring 2009. 3) 4540 final exam only 60% in 2012. 4) 4540 case study assignment 60% in 2011 and 46% in 2012.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.mtsu.edu/behavioral-and-health-sciences/health-and-human-performance/docs/LSTS_Program_Ac
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/lsts/#t-3

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Gene Hayes, Professor
1914 Andy Holt Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996-4528
Phone: (865) 974-1288 Fax: (865) 974-8981
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Recreation and Sport Management (Formerly Recreation and Leisure Studies) The Therapeutic Recreation concentration prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, in physical rehabilitation units, in drug and alcohol treatment centers, in community based programs, and long-term care facilities.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will have the entry level knowledge concerning the nature and scope of the relevant professions from the following courses through lectures, assignments, and quiz/exams as indicated in syllabi for RSM 201, 320, 335, 430.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RSM 201, 320, 335, and 430. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the industry by being able
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Populations demonstrating academic underpinnings that is necessary to do an effective job.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program are able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that target human experiences and cultural diversity. This is demonstrated in the syllabi for RSM 226, 310, 320, and 430.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Practicum and internship requirement and responsibilities and formal evaluation reports.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students score at or above the mean on four of six assessment variables on the the CCTST (California Critical Thinking Skills).
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program will demonstrate entry level knowledge about operations and management in parks, recreation, tourism, and related professions as shown in the syllabi for RSM 430, group projects in RSM 310 and final exams.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: RSM 430 course assignments including research paper and exams.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students pass all quizzes and related assignments with a B- during the semester that RSM 430 is offered.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://krss.utk.edu/resources/documents/TR2014AnnualReport.pdf on http://krss.utk.edu/resources/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://krss.utk.edu/resources/documents/TR2014AnnualReport.pdf on http://krss.utk.edu/resources/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

TX
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Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Program
Contact Name: Gary Ellis, Professor
Dept of Recreation & Parks, 2261 Tamu
College Station, TX 77843-0001
Phone: (979) 845-7324 Fax: (801) 581-4930
Contact Email:
School Website: http://rptsweb.tamu.edu/
First Accredited: 10/26/1997
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Our Bachelor of Science degree program in recreation, park and tourism sciences is accredited by the COAPRT. Students in that major may specialize in tourism management, parks and conservation, community park and recreation administration, or youth development.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of parks, recreation, and tourism, as well as human diversity.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Two methods are used: a) pre/post exams in relevant classes and obsservation of performance of relev
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: For the pre/post exams, RPTS 340 exceeded the specification level and RPTS 201 did not achieve teh specification level. Observation of performance data exceeded the specification level.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an understanding of experience design, event managemennt, and programming.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Two methods are used: a) pre/post exams in relevant classes and observation of performance of releva
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Specification levels were met or exceeded for all related classes and all related measures.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Two methods are used: a) pre/post exams in relevant classes and observation of performance of releva
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Specification levels were met or exceeded for all related classes and all related measures.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpts.tamu.edu/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpts.tamu.edu/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpts.tamu.edu/accreditation/

Texas State University
Recreation Administration Program and Therapeutic Recreation Specialization Program
Contact Name: Jan Hodges, Recreation Division Coordinator and Associate Professor
601 University Dr, Jowers Center
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
Phone: (512) 245-7482
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/
First Accredited: 04/20/1999
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Administration Program of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to prepare students for many different careers within the recreation profession, including but not limited to programming, leadership, management, inclusion, and therapeutic interventions in private, public and not-for-profit agencies.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 80% of student in 1310 will score 70% or better on examination questions related to public, not-for-profit, and commercial scope of practice, techniques, and processes
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Examination
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 83.50%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 80% of students in 4381 field placement will score 75% or higher on a program plan as judged by relevance to agency mission
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Field placement project
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 94%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 80% of students in REC 4680 will earn 70% or higher an Administrative Project Plan demonstrating application of entry-level human resource management knowledge as judged by agency supervisor and instructor.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Internship project
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 94%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/Divisions/Recreation-Administration.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of North Texas
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: John Collins, Associate Professor
UNT Box 311337 PEB 209
Denton, TX 76203
Phone: (940) 565-2651 Fax: (940) 565-4904
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.coe.unt.edu/Kinesiology-Health-Promotion-and-Recreation
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Event, and Sport Management (RESM) program was established in the 1960s to meet the growing demand for leisure service professionals in the State of Texas. The RESM program prepares graduates for a wide variety of sport management, event management, or recreation management related careers than span the private, commercial, non-profit, and public sectors. The program’s curriculum is designed to enable the graduate to apply theoretical knowledge to practice. In addition to the 42 hours of coursework related to the major, an 18 hour minor and an intensive 480 hour internship are designed to further enhance the graduate’s career interest credentials. The Recreation, Event, and Sport Management program is proud to be accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association’s Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions since 1990.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: To become familiar with the history of parks and recreation field.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Numerous multiple choice and true/false questions on an exam are used to assess each student's attai
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Over 80% of the students obtained a score of 70 or higher on the questions used to assess this outcome, which is greater that the targeted 70% of students that need to obtain a score of 70 or higher for this outcome
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: To understand the diversity of recreation and leisure programs and services in terms of program classification systems, factors that influence demand, and the diversity of leisure needs over the lifespan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Numerous multiple choice and true/false questions on an exam are used to assess each student's attai
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Greater than 80% of the students obtained a score of 70 or higher on the questions used to assess this outcome, which is greater that the targeted 70% of students that need to obtain a score of 70 or higher for this outcome
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: To understand the functions of management
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Numerous multiple choice and true/false questions on an exam are used to assess each student's attai
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 70% of the students are scoring greater than 70 on the questions used to assess this outcome, which is the targeted number needed to report obtainment for this outcome
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

UT
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Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Program
Contact Name: Kelly Bricker, Interim Chair
1909 E South Campus Dr Rm 1085
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9307
Phone: (801) 546-2223
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.health.utah.edu/prt/
First Accredited: 03/14/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Since 1968, within the College of Health, the Department offers programs of study leading to baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. Our undergraduate program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association. Our Vision We advance individual, community, and environmental health through education, research, and action informed by the preventive, developmental, and rehabilitative powers of parks, recreation, and tourism. Mission: We create, share, and apply knowledge about parks, recreation, and tourism to inspire students, inform policy, serve social needs, encourage sustainability and economic vitality, and advocate for the health of people, communities, and the environment of which we are part. Our Values include: Student centeredness; Student involvement; Community connections; Informed and engaged citizenship; Excellence in and integration of scholarship, teaching, and service; Outdoor, experiential, and traditional instruction; Speculative as well as applied knowledge; Ecological literacy; Diversity and inclusion; Career development and professional advancement of our graduates; Independent and lifelong learning.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Student's will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of the principles of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Portfolio evaluation.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The pass rate for student portfolios measuring this outcome was 99.1%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students demonstrate their ability to design, implement and evaluate a program with agencies in the Salt Lake Valley.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Internship evaluation.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% pass rate was acheived.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students demonstrate their knowledge and ability to apply foundational knowledge and management principles through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Quality Standardized Test Result
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: University of Utah percent pass rate for testing period: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 was 86.2%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.health.utah.edu/prt/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.health.utah.edu/prt/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.health.utah.edu/prt/about/accreditation.html

Brigham Young University
Experience Industry Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Patti Freeman, RMYL Department Chair
W453 Tanner Building
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801-422-3163 Fax: (801) 422-0609
Contact Email:
School Website: http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsrmyl/
First Accredited: 10/22/1982
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Students in the Department of Recreation Management may complete accredited emphases in Experience Industry Management (EIM) or Therapeutic Recreation (TR). The two emphases share a commitment to providing recreation opportunities, programs, and experiences focused on strengthening individuals, families, and communities. Therapeutic recreation and experience industry management, however, represent diverse approaches and opportunities for students. A minor in nonprofit management is also available. Courses common to the two emphases prepare students in the areas of leadership and management skills, accounting and finance, marketing, human resources, and current societal issues and trends related to recreation choices and behaviors. The interdisciplinary nature of the profession allows students the opportunity to complete coursework beyond the Recreation Management Department. Students in both emphases take Marriott School courses and Therapeutic Recreation coursework also includes classes in the behavioral and life sciences.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 78
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge regarding the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RECM 300 Professional Exploration Assignment RECM 430 Professional Membership Assignment
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Professional Exploration Assignment: Average score of 81.6% including 14 of 155 students who received a 0 for failing to turn in this assignment. Professional Membership Assignment: Average score on the assignment was 89%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the Program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate service that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: RECM 420 Experience Visionary Assignment RECM 420 Experience Consulting Report
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Experience Visionary Assignment: Average assignment score of 93%. Students performed very well on this capstone assignment. Experience Consulting Report: Average assignment score of 83.4%. Average scores were acceptable.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the Program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: RECM 430 Five Key Principles to Successful Venue Management RECM 430 Venue Analysis RECM 490 Case St
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Five Key Principles to Successful Venue Management: The average grade was 91%. Venue Analysis: The average grade was 90%. Case Studies: Average case scores were 86.07%. Capstone Project: The average score for this semester was 87.1%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsrecm/about/assessment
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsrecm/about/degree
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Utah State University
Parks & Recreation Program
Contact Name: Dennis Nelson, Professor
UMC 7000 Old Main Hall
Logan, UT 84322-0001
Phone: (435) 797-1509 Fax: (435) 797-3759
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 03/29/1995
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Parks and Recreation Program is designed to prepare students to work in programming, planning, designing, implementing and administering recreation areas, facilities and programs.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01.01 Students enrolled in the Preparation for Internship Seminar Class identify a professional working in the field of recreation or leisure services and interview them wising an outline with a series of questions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: The student is able to connect on a personal basis with a professional for future networking purpose
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 60% of those who completed the interview have been able to secure an internship with the individual and agency that they did the interview with.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Using data from an exit interview of senior students in the capstone course it was determined that there was too much information contained in one course involving facility management and legal aspects in recreation and leisure settings.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students develop a feasibility project which measures their knowledge of park and facility design an
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The result is that 100 percent of the students in the course were able to complete the project and present the findings in a professional manner to the rest of the class for evaluation of the feasibility study.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: The PRP 1000 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure course gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the leisure industry by representing their chosen field of interest in a poster session during the end of the semester.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The poster session is attended by all students, faculty and some outside professionals to circulate
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: Through the poster sessions students demonstrate their understanding of public, private, or nonprofit agencies. 100% of the students were able to complete the project.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://hper.usu.edu/htm/assessment/parks-and-recreation-assessment/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

VA
back to top Old Dominion University
Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies Program
Contact Name: Edwin Gomez, Associate Professor
2016 Student Recreation Center
Norfolk, VA 23529-0196
Phone: (757) 683-6309 Fax: (757) 683-4270
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.odu.edu/recreation
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program is housed within the Human Movement Sciences Department, one of five departments in the Darden College of Education. The PRTS Program is designed to prepare students with the skill, knowledge, and ability to pursue a professional career in the recreation and tourism industry. Each student major receives a management-based core curriculum complemented by their choice of a selected career emphasis area: (a) therapeutic recreation, (b) tourism management, and (c) park and recreation management. PRTS has been continuously accredited since 1984, celebrating 30 years of accreditation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Comprehensive Exam in PRTS 482W (Applied Research and Evaluation in Recreation): The comprehensive exam covers multi-method approaches, ethics, observational approaches, experiments, writing reports, questionnaires, and sampling techniques.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Method of Assessment: 70% of students will pass comprehensive exam with a 70% or higher
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: In calendar year 2013 – 81.8% (63 out of 77)passed with a 70% or higher on Comprehensive Exam in PRTS 482W
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Program Planning and Design Assignment in PRTS 201 (Recreation Programming and Leadership): designing and planning a new recreation program, including target audience, design, promotion, and pricing.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Method of Assessment: 70% of students will pass program planning assignment with a 70% or higher
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: In calendar year 2013 – 79.4% (81 out of 102)passed with a 70% or higher on Program Planning and Design Assignment in PRTS 201
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Policy and Procedure Assignment in PRTS 332 (Personnel Management in Recreation): The P & P must include the following: Policy Statement, Purpose for the Policy, Responsible Personnel, and List of procedures that support the policy.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Method of Assessment: 70% of students will pass policy and procedure assignment with a 70% or higher
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: In calendar year 2013 – 88.6% (39 out of 44)passed with a 70% or higher on Policy and Procedure Assignment in PRTS 332
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://education.odu.edu/esper/academics/degrees/rts/rts_accreditation_andhistory.shtml
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://education.odu.edu/esper/academics/degrees/rts/rts_accreditation_andhistory.shtml
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://education.odu.edu/esper/academics/degrees/rts/rts_accreditation_andhistory.shtml

George Mason University
Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Ellen Rodgers, Associate Dean
10900 University Blvd, Ms 4e5
Manassas, VA 20110-2201
Phone: (703) 993-2034 Fax: (703) 993-2082
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.gmu.edu
First Accredited: 10/12/2004
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Recreation Management (Parks and Outdoor Recreation; Therapeutic Recreation) The nationally-accredited curriculum in Recreation Management at George Mason University provides students with the framework necessary for professional development, career advancement, and advanced education through a combination of rewarding learning and practical experiences. Students interested in the field of Recreation Management pursue the BS degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, with a concentration in either Parks and Outdoor Recreation OR Therapeutic Recreation. Students are exposed to the various facets of this dynamic and rapidly growing field. Our graduates are prepared to make a real difference - informing policy, promoting economic development, advocating stewardship of natural resources, encouraging inclusive community service and lifelong recreation participation, and working to enhance the quality of life of all individuals, families, and communities at the local, national, and international levels.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the Recreation Management program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge regarding the techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in the park, recreation, tourism and related professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Development and implementation of a recreation lesson plan for school-aged youth in order to demonst
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: All students in PRLS 316 demonstrated their knowledge of the techniques and processes used by professionals in the field by satisfactorily (scoring 80% or above) developing and implementing a recreation lesson plan for school-aged youth.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the Recreation Management program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Development of a program plan comprising mission; program description; objectives; operational crite
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: All students in PRLS 310 demonstrated their ability to design and implement services embracing personal and cultural dimensions of diversity by satisfactorily developing a program plan (Class average: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale).
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the Recreation Management program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students demonstrate their knowledge of general legal principles governing liability for injuries su
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students in PRLS 460 demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of general legal principles governing liability for injuries sustained in the provision of services with a class average on the final exam of 73%; an increase of 10% from the initial exam.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: rht.gmu.edu/aboutrht/coaprt
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: rht.gmu.edu/aboutrht/coaprt
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: rht.gmu.edu/aboutrht/coaprt

Radford University
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Contact Name: Edward Udd, Professor and Chair
PO Box 6963
Radford, VA 24142-6963
Phone: (540) 250-5416 Fax: (540) 831-7719
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/departments/rcpt.html
First Accredited: 03/14/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department at Radford University offers three concentrations: outdoor recreation, recreation therapy, and tourism and special events. The department focuses on experiential learning in all three concentrations. In outdoor recreation the department utilizes three challenge courses (one indoors, two outdoors) in two separate locations (one being a nearly 200 acre nature conservancy area owned and operated by Radford University). There is an optional five week Wilderness Institute field experience available in this option. Recreation therapy utilizes a host of nearby learning opportunities in field settings including an adaptive fishing program using the department's own bass boat and an emerging adaptive sailing program also utilizing the department's own equipment. The concentration uses institutes to provide students with field experiences in France to a newly developing field experience opportunity in the Florida Keys. This exchange is open to all majors within the department.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Learning Point 1.1: Theories and philosophies that support professional practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam questions
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 92 percent of students achieved 70 percent of better in the assessment of 7.01
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Learning Outcome 2 Recreation, Parks and Tourism students will demonstrate competency in program leadership by formulating and applying: Learning Point 2.1: Program design, planning, and evaluations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: A program design project.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 88 percent of students achieved a 70 percent or higher on this assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Learning Outcome 3 Recreation, Parks and Tourism students will demonstrate competency in administrative and management functions by recalling, explaining and applying: Learning Point 3.1: Basic fiscal and human resource management skills.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Test questions and course projects
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 96 percent of students achieved 70 percent or better on this learning outcome.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/departments/rcpt/assessment.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/departments/rcpt.html

Longwood University
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Rena Koesler, Professor
201 High St
Farmville, VA 23909-1801
Phone: (804) 395-2550
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/24/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The COAPRT program at Longwood University has been accredited since 1982 and is a stand alone Therapeutic Recreation program. Students graduating from the program will receive a Bachelor's of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01.01 Demonstrate the ability to perform an activity analysis.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Activity Analysis Project via Rubric: 70% of students will score “4” and above on the 10 assigne
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 20% of the students scored 4 and above on the 10 assigned content areas on the rubric.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 7.02.02 Students will demonstrate the ability to facilitate recreation experiences.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation Leadership Evaluation Checklist Rubric: 70% of students will score an average of “6”
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 80% (21 out of 26 students) scored a "6" out of "8" after the third round of leading recreation activities in the Prep phase. 80% of students (21-26) scored a "6" out of "9" after the third round of leading recreation activities.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 7.03.02 Understand and apply the fundamental principles and procedures of management, within the practice areas of the recreation practitioner and TR specialist.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: NCTRC Exam 60% of students will perform at or above the minimum acceptable competency level in the o
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 65.8% of TR students performed at or above the minimum acceptable competency level in the organization of TR content area found in the Prometric data in the NCTRC annual Report.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.longwood.edu/hrk/55569.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.longwood.edu/hrk/55569.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.longwood.edu/hrk/8347.htm

Virginia Wesleyan College
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Douglas Kennedy, Professor
Batten 208, Wesleyan Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 455-3305 Fax: (757) 455-5739
Contact Email:
School Website: http://facultystaff.vwc.edu/~rec/index.php
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Leisure Studies Department educates students to be informed consumers, skilled professionals, and advocates of recreation and leisure services throughout their personal and professional lives. The major allows students to discover this exciting discipline and focus upon one of two career tracks, recreation management and recreation therapy. The major also culminates in a semester-long internship, allowing students to continue their learning while applying their knowledge to “real-life” practice in recreation agencies. The major has been accredited since 1984 by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, and, Related Professions. All students completing the program take the national examination to be recognized as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP). Students completing the recreation therapy track and designated coursework take the national examination to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 97
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the relevant recreation related professions and their associated industries.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Nature & Scope Exam II
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Students averaged an 89.45
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students shall demonstrate the ability to evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students complete activity plans complete with goals and objectives.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students averaged an 83.62.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations in relevant recreation related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Completion of a "written plan of operation."
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students averaged an 83.75
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.vwc.edu/recreation-and-leisure-studies/assessment.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.vwc.edu/recreation-and-leisure-studies/index.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.vwc.edu/recreation-and-leisure-studies/index.php

WA
back to top Eastern Washington University
Program in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Matthew Chase, Professor
200 Physical Education Building, PEHR Department
Cheney, WA 99004-2476
Phone: (509) 359-7964 Fax: (504) 359-4833
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Recreation: The nationally accredited Recreation program focuses on a profession that offers many challenging and varied forms of employment. Trained recreation leaders are regularly hired in positions with cities, communities, youth agencies, parks, resorts, outfitting companies, convention centers, rehabilitation medicine, correction facilities, the armed forces and much more. The recreation curriculum is designed to aid students in developing a philosophical and practical knowledge of recreation and leisure services. Students are exposed to skill-sets and competencies that are relevant to a career in recreation, which prepares them for a ten to sixteen week professional internship. Students may choose from a comprehensive curriculum in one of three majors: Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation, as well as minors in Recreation Management, Aquatics and a certificate in Challenge Course Management and Leadership.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: RCLS Senior Capstone. Following a 50 minute, oral and multi-media presentation, groups facilitate a 50 minute, class discussion. Groups utilize an interview guide and effective facilitation techniques - wrapping up with implications for the field.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: A less refined rubric was utilized for this assignment. Pass rate: 100%. Average Grade: 84%. The rub
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Only a few groups did what we actually wanted to see: a large group facilitated discussion of their topic - not just asking a series of pre-arranged questions. We did not use a refined grading rubric with specific outcomes, the discussions were weak
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: RCLS 220: Human Development Facilitation. In teams of two, students are assigned a participant age range, gender mix, and ability level. They then must plan, develop, and facilitate a new game or initiative accordingly with their peers.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: The assessment for this activity is three-part. The instructors utilize a rubric to grade specific o
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Pass rate: 97% Average Grade: 92%. The learning outcomes were met, although doing this activity well takes a lot of class time. We may drop content in other areas in order to feel less rushed. This assignment is critical for student confidence.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: RCLS 313: Land Management Agency Video Production. Student groups develop a 10 minute informational/promotional video on a land management agency, via in-depth research and multiple site visits and interviews.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Assessment for this assignment is two-fold. An overall presentation plan and script (with researched
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Pass rate: 85% Ave. Grade: 92%. One group did not perform well on this assignment. Students need to start early on this project and utilize the Library Multimedia Commons, as well as take part in a video editing workshop.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ewu.edu/cale/programs/pehr/academic-accreditation.xml
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ewu.edu/cale/programs/pehr/academic-accreditation.xml
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ewu.edu/cale/programs/pehr/academic-accreditation.xml

Western Washington University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Keith Russell, Recreation Program Coordinator
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-5946
Phone: (360) 650-3529
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Program at Western Washington University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation with concentrations in tourism, community recreation, outdoor recreation, and therapeutic recreation. In addition to its philosophy of professional study of the recreation and leisure service profession based in principles of liberal education, the Recreation Program features an innovative phased curriculum which includes a four-part sequence of courses which students typically enter in the spring of their sophomore year and finish the fall of their senior year. Approximately 60 students enter and complete the four blocks or "phases" together as a community of learners. This arrangement has many advantages, especially a supportive community of fellow students, faculty, and alumni, a variety of learning environments such as overnight retreats, field experiences, and professional conferences, greater access to faculty and comprehensive advising and a growing alumni network throughout the state, region, and nation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Understand the types of outdoor recreation agencies, including their legislative basis and current practices and contemporary issues comprising their mission to provide outdoor recreation opportunities at the city, county, state and federal level.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RECR 272 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation --75% of the students receive receive 80% or more points
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 73.3% (41/56) students received an average score of 80% or above on Exams 1 and 2. 15/56 students did not (26.3%). This is just meeting the standard.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Understanding and application of the principles and procedures for evaluating leisure services including, evaluation: a) questions; b) objectives, c) designs; e) collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data and f) reporting findings
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Final average scores of individual program evaluation proposals that were written as a culminating p
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 94.6% (53/56) students received an average score of 80% or above on the aggregate score of this assignment.3/56 students did not (5.4%).
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: RECR 372: Management: Understand basic concepts and applications of management theory, management styles, organizational structure, and management techniques including an understanding of the fundamental principles and procedures of management
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: --75% receive receive 80% or more points on the on the combined Exam 1 and Exam 2 scores
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 80.4 % (45/56) received 80% or higher on the combined Exam 1 and Exam 2 scores, while 19.6% did not (11/56).
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wwu.edu/pehr/recreation/assessment.shtml
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wwu.edu/pehr/recreation/accreditation.shtml

WI
back to top University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Recreation and Therapeutic Management Program
Contact Name:
1725 State St, 2036 HSC
La Crosse, WI 54601-3374
School Website: http://www.uwlax.edu
First Accredited: 04/06/1988
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation offers degrees in both Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the Bachelors and Masters level. Recreation Management students are trained to assume middle management positions in government recreation/parks, for-profit enterprises, tourism businesses, or non-profit recreation organizations. Therapeutic Recreation students become Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists who assume positions in hospitals, geriatric centers, drug rehabilitation centers, correctional institutions, and community centers. The department’s undergraduate degree programs have been nationally accredited since 1988 by the Council on Accreditation (National Recreation and Park Association). The department’s core philosophy is to provide a student-centered, learning-by-doing educational program that instills both knowledge and an enthusiasm about parks and recreation. More specifically, graduates of the program have not only educational knowledge, but also the enthusiasm to become an innovator in the field who truly understands the ever-changing recreational needs of the public.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88
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