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COAPRT Accredited Academic Programs

The following 75 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 actions regarding the program's accreditation status:

Action 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.

Action 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.

Action 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.

Action 4, Denial: Accreditation not granted/withdrawn

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AR

Arkansas Tech University
Recreation and Park Administration Program
Contact Name: Cathi McMahan, Interim Department Head
1205 N El Paso Ave, 105 Williamson Hall
Russellville, AR 72801-8817
Phone: (479) 968-0385 Fax: (479) 968-0600
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.atu.edu/prha/programs_recpark.php
First Accredited: 03/20/1997
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 w
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: 72% 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: Students will demonstrate the ability to design recreation programs for all populations
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation Program Plan and Rubric (70% of students will earn a 70% or higher on the Recreation Programming Assignment)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 89% 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: Students will 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 and RP 4013)
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:72% of students demonstrated the ability to apply the principles and practices of infrastructure management. http://www.atu.edu/prha/coaprt.php
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

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AZ

Arizona State University
Parks and Recreation Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation 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 2021
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions required for Standards 2.05.03, 2.05.4, 2.05.05, 7.0
Program Description: The BS in parks and recreation management provides an interdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and socia
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 70
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1. Students in CRD 210 Community Services and Professions will complete an initial Core Competency Assessment (part a). Students in CRD 403 Leadership and Professional Development will complete updated Core Competency Assessments. (part b). This score ref
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Part a: 80% of the students in CRD 210 will record at least .5 (out of 3) Part b: 80% of the students will show an increase of .5 in their Core Competencies from CRD 210 to CRD 403. Part c: 70% of the students will earn at least a 75% on the written exam.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: a) 90% of the students in CRD recorded at least a .5 (out of 3) on the aggregate score for Core Competencies b) 92% of the students in CRD 403 improved their Core Competency scores by at least .5% from CRD 210 to CRD 403 c) 83% of the students in CRD 210
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students in PRM 303 Program Planning will develop a program plan for an actual agency. Students in CRD 402 Assessment and Evaluation will conduct a program evaluation for an actual agency Students in CRD 302 Inclusive Communities will demonstrate their kn
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 75% of the students in PRM 303 will earn at least 75% on their program plan 70% of the students in CRD 402 will earn at least 75% on their program assessment project 75% of the students in CRD 302 will demonstrate their knowledge of cultural diversity by scoring at least 70% on the final exam.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 86% of the students earned at least a 75% on their program plan 75% of the students earned at least a 75% on their program assessment project 92% of the students earned at least a 70% on their cultural diversity project.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students in PRM 304 Areas and Facilities will demonstrate their knowledge of maintenance and operations through development of a maintenance and operations manual for a recreation/tourism/parks organization.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 85% of the students will score at least 80% on their maintenance and operations manual
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:97% of the students scored at least an 80% on their maintenance and operations manual. https://scrd.asu.edu/content/parks-recreation-management-bs
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://scrd.asu.edu/content/parks-recreation-management-bs
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://scrd.asu.edu/content/parks-recreation-management-bs
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://scrd.asu.edu/content/parks-recreation-management-bs

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Northern Arizona University
Parks and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Charles Hammersley, Associate Professor
PO BOX 15018, Geography, Planning, and Recreation Dept
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-0001
Phone: (928) 523-2650 Fax: (928) 523-2275
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.prm.nau.edu/
First Accredited: 10/19/1999
Next Review: Congress 2020
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documents and/or minor revisions required for Standards 2.05.04, 7.01.04, 7.02.04, 7.03.04, 7.04.04
Program Description: 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 Rec
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate critical thought on the history of Parks and Recreation Management by writing a historical profile essay.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Historical Profile Assignment
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Assessment results were obtained from four classes in AY 2014-15: Fall 2014 campus class, Fall 2014 online class, Spring 2015 campus class, and Spring 2015 online class for a total of 163 students. Assessment results showed 85% of students scored 70% or h
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will design an inclusion plan for a recreation agency or program to include people with disabilities including a general introduction, and demonstrate application of physical integration, social integration, right to self-determination and age ap
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Recreation Inclusion Plan Assignment
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Assessment results were obtained from four classes in AY 2014-15: Fall 2014 campus class, Fall 2014 online class, Spring 2015 open class, and Summer 2015 open class for a total of 113 students. Assessment results showed 88% of students scored 70% or high
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will become familiar with the differences between municipal, non-profit and commercial recreation agencies and then develop a staffing plan/ organizational chart for a municipal recreation center.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Staffing Plan Assignment
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Assessment results were obtained from two classes in AY 2014-15: Fall 2014 open class and Spring 2015 open class for a total of 71 students. Assessment results showed 77% of students scored 70% or higher in meeting this learning outcome. http://nau.edu/SBS/GPR/PRM/Learning-Outcomes/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://nau.edu/SBS/GPR/PRM/Learning-Outcomes/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://nau.edu/SBS/GPR/PRM/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://nau.edu/SBS/GPR/PRM/

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CA

California Polytechnic State University
Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration Program
Contact Name: William Hendricks, Head
Recreation Parks & Tourism Admin Dept, 1 Grand Avenue
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
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration major is highly impacted with approximately 300 students, seven full-time and seven part-time faculty. The program, established in 1976 has been accredited by COAPRT since 1985. The
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: At the end of the 10-week, 400 hour internship experience, RPTA students are evaluated by their internship agency/organization supervisors. Starting in Fall 2014, the agency supervisors provided this evaluation using an electronic survey delivery system.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: The agency/organizations supervisors were asked to report their level of agreement with statements related to these skills on a 4-point Liker-type scale (1=strongly disagree; 4=strongly agree). They were also given the option of indicating "Not applicable" if that particular ability was not part of an intern's experience. A standard of a rating of 3.0 rating or higher on 80% of the 12 items was established as a benchmark.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: During the 2014-2015 academic year, 38 students were evaluated by their agency/organization supervisors using the electronic survey system. Students rated highest on their abilities with verbal communication (mean = 3.84), think critically and creatively
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students were evaluated on the following learning outcomes: a) Establish a leadership philosophy that synthesizes the issues of diversity, ethics, gender, and marginalization; b) Describe the importance of ethical leadership principles; c) Understand the
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Two final exam questions focused specifically on ethical leadership principles. Seven exam questions focused on diverse populations, disabling conditions, adaptive equipment, and inclusive practices. All exam questions that were used for assessment were either multiple choice or true/false questions. A benchmark of 70% for each item and for the aggregate of all items was established.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students scored above the 70% threshold on one of the two ethics questions and one of the seven diversity questions. The overall percentage correct for all 11 questions on the final exam was 83.33%. The percentages for the specific questions indicate th
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Investigation of the recreation, parks, tourism, and leisure services-related industry from a sustainability perspective. Emphasis on facility design, industry practices, and service provisions in the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration field t
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students were asked to keep a two-week log of lighting use in a facility of their choice. A majority of students used their homes, while some used their places of employment (both of which were University facilities – student housing and a portion of the university recreation center). They calculated their average daily use over those two weeks then calculated their average use per day. They calculated the total watts used per day, then "shopped" for more efficient lighting options and calculated what the total watts per day would be if they replaced all of the lights in their facility. Using the cost per kilowatt hour charged, the students compared the monthly cost of electricity with the standard lighting and the efficient lighting. This cost savings, if present, was then used to calculate a payback period for replacements. After completing their calculations, the students were asked to write a decision rationale essay to support a decision to either replace the lighting with more efficient bulbs, or to keep the same lighting. They had to reference their calculations, and were encouraged to use additional, outside resources in making their arguments. They were provided with a copy of the assignment description and a grading rubric (available upon request). A benchmark of an average score of 44 out of 55 points among all students was set.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:The students were provided with the assignment description and grading rubric at the beginning of the quarter. They had to select a two-week period for data collection, as well as a facility for which to log energy use. Out of the 47 students in the cour http://rpta.calpoly.edu/assessment
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpta.calpoly.edu/assessment
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.rpta.calpoly.edu/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.rpta.calpoly.edu/

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California State University - Long Beach
Recreation Program and Recreation Therapy Program
Contact Name: Terry Robertson
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-4903
Phone: 562-985-4071 Fax: (562) 985-8154
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/23/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 (
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate the application of a personal philosophy of professional practice through the historical, scientific and philosophical foundations of the profession
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: REC 480 Philosophy students write a Personal Philosophy of Recreation, Leisure, and Play paper. They demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical foundations of Recreation and indicate which philosophical traditions they most strongly identify. 70% of students with score 80% or above, on the content areas of the rubric.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Assessment Results Spring 2015: 93% of the students scored 80% or above. Assessment Results Fall 2015: 97% of the students scored 80% or above.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Course Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to facilitate age appropriate programs
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: REC 225- Students plan, facilitate, and evaluate in-class games and activities for a group of 30. 70% of students will score 80% or higher on the activity facilitation assignment.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Assessment Results Spring 2015: 90% of the students scored 80% or above. Assessment Results Fall 2015: 100% of the students scored 80% or above.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Course Learning Outcome: Students will be able to apply legal principles and procedures to develop a risk management plan for a recreation service provider.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: REC 427- Students develop a risk management plan for a recreation service agency. 70% of students will score 88% or higher on the risk management plan assignment
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Assessment Results Spring 2015: (77%) of students achieved 80% or greater on their Risk Management Proposal. Results Fall 2015: 88% of students scored 80% or higher on the risk management proposal. www.csulb.edu/rls
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.csulb.edu/rls
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: www.csulb.edu/rls

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California State University - Chico
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Laura McLachlin, Professor
YOLO 173 DEPT. OF RECREATION,, HOSPITALITY, AND PARKS MANAGEMEN
Chico, CA 95929-0001
Phone: (530) 898-5227 Fax: (530) 898-6557
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/recr
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: A B C D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management at California State University, Chico is one of the oldest programs of this kind in the United States, and is the 5th largest major at the University. We offer 5 option areas: Community & C
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: After completing the DRHPM Core Curriculum, students will be able to: -Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of the profession along with professional practices of that profession. -Demonstrate knowledge of the a) historical, b) scientific, and c) philosoph
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: -Quiz scores from RECR 200 ("Foundations in Leisure & Recreation") -Personal investigation paper in RECR 220 ("Recreation Program Planning") -Research on a PARD in RECR 260 ("Recreation Therapy & Inclusion") - INDIRECT MEASURE- Senior Summit Survey (Q1 "T
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Quiz scores: 37% achieved 70% or better - Investigation paper: 75% achieved 70% or better - PARD Research: 87% achieved 70% or better - Senior Summit Survey: Q1 61% reported "Probably" or "Definitely Will"; Q2 92% reported "Probably" or "Definitely Wil
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: After completing the DRHPM Core Curriculum, students will be able to: -Demonstrate the ability to design and implement recreation and related experiences. - Demonstrate the ability to facilitate experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: - Program Proposal in RECR 220 ("Recreation Program Planning") -Accessibility Critique in RECR 260 ("Recreation Therapy and Inclusion") -Service Learning Experience & Paper in RECR 260 -Observation Study, Interview Study, and Online Survey assignments in
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: -Program Proposal: 95% achieved a 70% or better -Accessibility Critique: 93% achieved 70% or better -Service Learning Paper: 93% achieved 70% or better -Observation Study: 88% achieved 70% or better -Interview Study: 83% achieved 70% or better -Online Sur
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: After completing the DRHPM Core Curriculum, students will be able to: -Demonstrate knowledge of management/administration history and ethics. -Demonstrate knowledge of managing personnel. -Demonstrate knowledge of in marketing -Apply basic concepts and t
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: -Quiz Scores in RECR 400 ("Management of Recreation & Parks") -Presentation in RECR 301 ("Leadership & Supervision in Recreation") -Papers 1 & 2 in RECR 301 -INDIRECT MEASURE- Senior Summit Survey Q1 “To what extent do you feel you will or will not have
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:-Quiz scores: 76% achieved 70% or better -Presentation in RECR 301: 80% achieved 70% or better -Papers 1 & 2 in RECR 301: 79% achieved 70% or better -Senior Summit Q1: 89% reported "Probably or Definitely Will" -Senior Summit Q2: 93.5% reported "Probably http://www.csuchico.edu/recr/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csuchico.edu/recr/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csuchico.edu/recr/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csuchico.edu/recr/

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California State University - Northridge
Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Alan Wright, Professor and Chair
RECREATION AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT DEPT. , 18111 NORDHOFF ST
Northridge, CA 91330-8269
Phone: (818) 677-3202 Fax: (818) 677-2695
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csun.edu/
First Accredited: 05/15/2014
Next Review: Congress 2021
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation and Tourism Management Department provides a challenging, experiential, student-centered education to prepare professionals to enhance the quality of life of people and their communities through recreation, leisure and play.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge in the nature and scope of the park, recreation, tourism, and hospitality professions and the historic, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the profession based on evaluation of key class assignments and industry
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Course specific assessment is the initial direct measure as standard 7.01 is most directly aligned with core classes RTM 278, 402, 490. The 'Core Confidence Survey' was administered to each class and 2014 scores showed the following aggregate means for each course specific learning outcome: (scores range from 1 to 3) RTM 278 (1.83); RTM 402 (2.33); RTM 490 (2.82). Students are asked to evaluate their confidence on their mastery of knowledge and skills that are part of each core class. Each course objective is formatted as a question describing the content area. Summative assessment measures are also used to collect data for Standard 7.01. The Core Knowledge Test (which is a comprehensive exam given at start and finish of the program starting from year 2014) had a 43.8% score at the start and a 51.2% score at the finish. Although an improvement was observed from the start to finish, the score at the finish was significantly below our standard. The Senior Portfolio Assessment Rubric (required for the senior seminar class) was at 3.3 mean out of 5, which is slightly below our standard.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 1. The course specific measure allows for feedback for each learning outcome in the course and the survey results have been provided to specific faculty teaching the classes. 2. The below standard performance on the Core Knowledge Test has led to the fol
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services, events, and programs that model inclusive practices and that enhance the quality of life for all people through recreation and leisure experiences in a minimum of 3 required assignments
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Course specific assessment is the initial direct measure as standard 7.02 is most directly aligned with core classes RTM 202, 204, 403. The 'Core Confidence Survey' was administered to each class and 2015 resulted in the following aggregate means for each course specific learning outcome (scores range from 1 to 3): RTM 202 (2.54); RTM 204 (1.88); RTM 403 (2.50). Students are asked to evaluate their confidence on their mastery of knowledge and skills that are part of each core class. Each course objective is formatted as a question describing the content area. Summative assessment measures are also used to collect data for Standard 7.02. The Core Knowledge Test (which is a comprehensive exam given at start and finish of the program starting from year 2014) had a 43.8% score at the start and a 51.2% score at the finish. Although an improvement was observed from the start to finish, the score at the finish was significantly below our standard. The Internship Supervisor Report was completed as scheduled each semester. However, due to changes in administrative staff and assistants in the department, the data input is incomplete. Therefore the results of the Internship Supervisor Report for 2015 are currently unavailable, but efforts are underway to complete the data input and subsequent analysis as soon as possible. The Senior Portfolio Assessment Rubric (required for the senior seminar class) was at 3.3 mean out of 5, which is slightly below our standard.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 1. The course specific measure allows for feedback for each learning outcome in the course and the survey results have been provided to specific faculty teaching the classes. 2. The below standard performance on the Core Knowledge Test has led to the fol
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge and skills associated with delivery, leadership, and operations management, including skills in emotional intelligence as assessed on outcome measures. (7.03)
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Course specific assessment is the initial direct measure as standard 7.03 is most directly aligned with core classes RTM 300, 302, 303, 304. The 'Core Confidence Survey' was administered to each class and 2014 resulted in the following aggregate means (scores range from 1 to 3) for each course specific learning outcome: RTM 300 (2.54); RTM 302 (2.76); RTM 303 (2.70); RTM 304 (2.52). Students are asked to evaluate their confidence on their mastery of knowledge and skills that are part of each core class. Each course objective is formatted as a question describing the content area. Summative assessment measures are also used to collect data for Standard 7.03. The Core Knowledge Test (which is a comprehensive exam given at start and finish of the program starting from year 2014) had a 43.8% score at the start and a 51.2% score at the finish. Although an improvement was observed from the start to finish, the score at the finish was significantly below our standard. The Internship Supervisor Report was completed as scheduled each semester. However, due to changes in administrative staff and assistants in the department, the data input is incomplete. Therefore the results of the Internship Supervisor Report for 2015 are currently unavailable, but efforts are underway to complete the data input and subsequent analysis as soon as possible. The Senior Portfolio Assessment Rubric (required for the senior seminar class) was at 3.3 mean out of 5, which is slightly below our standard. The Emotional Intelligence Survey (given at start and finish of the program; 25 items adapted from Hunsaker (2001)) was conducted for the first time in 2015. The Survey had an aggregate mean of 4.4 at the start and 4.2 at the finish point (5-point scale with the 5 being the highest score).
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:1. The course specific measure allows for feedback for each learning outcome in the course and the survey results have been provided to specific faculty teaching the classes. 2. The below standard performance on the Core Knowledge Test has led to the fol http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/recreation-tourism-management/undergraduate-degree-prog
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/recreation-tourism-management/undergraduate-degree-prog
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/recreation-tourism-management/undergraduate-degree-prog
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/recreation-tourism-management/undergraduate-degree-prog

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California State University - Sacramento
Recreation and Park Management Program and Recreation Therapy Program
Contact Name: Greg Shaw, Department Chair
6000 J St, 4000 Solano Hall
Sacramento, CA 95819-2605
Phone: (916) 278-2936 Fax: (916) 278-5053
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csus.edu/hhs/rpta/
First Accredited: 10/27/1979
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions for Standards 5.05, 5.04.1
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 400 majors, mostly undergraduate (about 375 students). The program has two undergraduate concentration
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: To understand the recreation program planning process and factors involved (i.e. timing, facility needs, supply needs, equipment needs, costs, promotion, and evaluation)
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students are responsible for the planning, implementing, and evaluation of their own community event. Grading is based on their participation in the planning, implementing, evaluation, and budget preparation for the event itself, and the completion of a program notebook as described in the programming course manual.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: For the 2014/15 academic year, 90% of students scored above 70% in the planning, implementing, evaluation and budgeting of their community event.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate an understanding of evaluation in recreation, park and tourism agencies, including sampling, evaluation design, data analysis, and data based decision making
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: All students complete an evaluation proposal project, applying what they've learned theoretically by creating a proposal.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For the 2014/15 academic year, 78% of students scored 80% or higher on the evaluation project. When comparing 70% or higher, 79% of students met this mark - which was not a great difference. Students who scored poorly tended to do very poorly and will hav
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Describe the basic elements of an administrator's responsibilities. Differentiate between the various management , supervisory, and administrative styles.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students complete five case studies throughout the semester. Each case study is based on a management competency, and students are required to respond to prompts and questions regarding their personal management style. Student work is assessed using a grading rubric that pertains the specific criteria of the assignment.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:74% of students achieved 70% or higher across the five case study scenarios. http://www.csus.edu/hhs/rpta/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csus.edu/hhs/rpta/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csus.edu/hhs/rpta/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.csus.edu/hhs/rpta/accreditation.html

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California State University-Fresno
Recreation Administration & Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Samuel Lankford, Department Chair
5310 N. Campus Drive M/s PH103
Fresno, CA 93740-0001
Phone: (559) 278-2624
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/recadmin
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 c
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01 Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related profession and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Standard 7.01 (7.01.01, 7.01.02, 7.01.03) was assessed by using the following assessment tools in their corresponding courses: RA 55 Final exam RA 101 Quiz RA 179 Conference attendance and paper
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: RA 55: Both final exams in the 2014/15 AY contained questions related to entry-level knowledge of the profession, its organizations, professional practices, and historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations. Average student scores on both fall and
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 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: Standard 7.02 (7.02.01, 7.02.02, 7.02.03) was assessed by using the following assessment tools in their corresponding courses: RA 77 Program plan RA 139 Evaluation project RA 128L Budget project RA 184 Intern focus group
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: RA 77s Program plan required both individual plans and teams to complete a program plan based on assigned service-learning programs. The established rubric was used to evaluate needs assessment to evaluation, and programming components (e.g., budget, regi
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 7.03 - Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Standard 7.03 (7.03.01, 7.03.02) was assessed by using the following assessment tools in their corresponding courses: RA 135 Marketing plan RA 179 Test RA 184 Intern focus group
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:RA 135 Marketing plan assignment requires students to apply class terms and concepts to an agency of their choosing. Of these 19 students, 3 did not achieve 70% or higher on the Marketing Plan assignment. Of the remaining 16 students who completed the pr https://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/about/accreditation.html

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San Francisco State University
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Erik Rosegard, Associate Professor
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
Phone: (415) 338-7529 Fax: (415) 338-0543
Contact Email:
School Website: http://recdept.sfsu.edu/
First Accredited: 10/11/1990
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: See previous
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 2. Foundations: explain the history, philosophy, and science of recreation, parks, and tourism. a. Concepts hilosophy. Compare and contrast concepts of play, leisure, recreation. Explain how parks and tourism are integral to the leisure experience. Ident
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Direct Pre-post exam in each of the primary courses that standard 7.01 is assessed A signature assignment in each of the primary courses that standard 7.01 is assessed Indirect Senior exit survey Advisory board survey Internship post survey directed to all internship supervisors
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Post test will be given and signature assignment (leisure philosophy statement) will be documented in May 2016
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 6. Programming: design, implement, and evaluate programs for diverse populations in varied settings.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Pre/post exam based on student learning outcomes (developing spring 2016) Signature assignment: Program Plan
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Results will be completed at the end of spring 2016
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Program Goal 5. Management/Administration: explain and apply financial, marketing, and human capital concepts to an organization/agency. a. Finance b. Human Capital c. Marketing Student learning outcomes and corresponding pre/post exam are currently bein
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Pre/post exam Signature assignment
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Results will be completed at the end of spring 2016 http://recdept.sfsu.edu/content/test#coaprt
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://recdept.sfsu.edu/content/test#coaprt
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://recdept.sfsu.edu/content/test#coaprt
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://recdept.sfsu.edu/content/test#coaprt

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San Jose State University
Recreation Program and Recreation Therapy Program
Contact Name: Anne Demers, Chair of Health Science & Recreation
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Phone: (408) 924-2980 Fax: (408) 924-2979
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/
First Accredited: 04/13/1987
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions required for Standards 1.03, 1.04, 4.06
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 http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/COAPRT/COAPRT%20Data%202014%20Report.pdf
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/COAPRT/COAPRT%20Data%202014%20Report.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/COAPRT/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/recreation/

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CO

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Recreation Professions Program
Contact Name: Catharine Bishop, Assistant Professor
PO Box 173362, Campus Box 33
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: (303) 352-4491
Contact Email:
School Website: http://msudenver.edu
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 pro
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
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 andworkers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students in the TR concentration Certification Exam Pass Rate: The Therapeutic Recreation concentration prepares students for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Upon completion of the NCTRC exam, students will gain the necessary information to be competent practitioners in Therapeutic Recreation. Competencies include: Foundational Knowledge (background, diagnostic groupings, theories and concepts), Practice of TR (strategies and guidelines, assessments, documentation, implementation), Organization of TR (TR service design, administrative tasks), and Advancement of the Profession.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification comprehensive school pass rate for 2013-2015 testing period is 83.3%.
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, and evaluation of diverse community-based projects and recreational facilities by completing a comprehensive examination in one of the major's core courses, Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Resources (RECR 3840).
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 2015.
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: Internship Evaluation: Graduating students demonstrate their entry-level knowledge and foundation of the industry by completing a Senior Experience requirement (Internship) in the field of recreation, parks, or therapeutic recreation. Graduating students demonstrate their entry-level knowledge and foundation of the industry by completing a Senior Experience requirement (Internship) in the field of recreation, parks, or therapeutic recreation. Students will apply their learned programming and management skills through service project opportunities at the agencies for which they have their Senior Experiences. Recreation Management and Generalist Concentrations must complete a minimum of 12 weeks with 480 clock hours at their agency. Therapeutic Recreation Concentrations must complete a minimum of 14 weeks with 560 clock hours at their agency. Upon completion of their experience, students and agency supervisors must complete a Final Performance Evaluation summarizing the student's progress, learning, and achievements.
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 4.30 on a 5 point scale with 100% of students receiving a satisfactory completion. http://www.msudenver.edu/hep/recreationprofessions/programachievements/
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/recreationmajors/qualityprograms/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.msudenver.edu/hep/recreationprofessions/

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GA

Georgia Southern University
Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: James Bigley, Professor
PO Box 8034
Statesboro, GA 30460-1000
Phone: (912) 478-5601 Fax: (912) 681-0276
Contact Email:
School Website: http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/she/
First Accredited: 04/07/1983
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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, Recreational Therapy, and Tourism Management. T
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 87
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to apply leadership concepts and theories to enhance individual, group and community experiences.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RECR 2530: Leadership and Programming in Recreation. Completion of a leadership experience where small groups of students demonstrate leadership and programming skills by developing a 20-25 minute program to implement with their peers. Techniques and processes demonstrated include: leadership ability, knowledge of programming requirements, ability to control large groups, and ability to transition between program components.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 67% of students scored 70% or higher on this measure.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to identify and develop recreation and tourism products from the context of a targeted population's characteristics and leisure preferences
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: RECR 4530 Market Profile Assignment
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 79% of students scored >70% on this measure.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be expected to demonstrate understanding of principles of decision-making, team-work, and group problem-solving.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: RECR 4435 Decision Making Project & Case Study: Students use the 8-step decision making process to efficiently, effectively, and equitably manage stakeholder relationships in classroom scenarios. Techniques used include problem definition, decision criteria weighting, generation of alternatives, final recommendation options.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:100% of the students scored 70% or higher on this measure. http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/she/undergraduate/recr/accreditation/
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/

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IA

University of Northern Iowa
Leisure, Youth and Human Services Program
Contact Name: Joseph Wilson
203 WRC UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0001
Phone: 319-273-2313 Fax: (319) 273-5958
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uni.edu
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: C D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: As a nationally recognized and accredited professional education program, the University of Northern Iowa's Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services focuses on preparing individuals with the skills, knowledge, and values required to effectively assum
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
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: Comprehensive Final Exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Fall 2014 - 99% of the students received a 70% or better on the final exam. Spring 2015 - 93% 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: Fall 1: 58% of students received a 70% or better. 2: 60% of students received a 70% or better. 3: 89.0% of students received a 70% or better. Spring 1: 61% of students received a 70% or better. 2: 46% of students received a 70% or better. 3: 76% of studen
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 2014: 100% of the students received a 70% or better on the portfolio assignment. Spring 2015: 88% of the students received a 70% or better on the portfolio assignment. Spring 2015 section 2: 100% of the students received a 70% or better on the portfo http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/leisure-youth-a
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/leisure-youth-a
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/leisure-youth-a
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/school-health-physical-education-leisure-services/leisure-youth-a

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ID

University of Idaho
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Daniel Campbell, Director of Assessment & Accreditation
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-2401
Phone: 208-885-5014
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/movementsciences/recreation-program-site
First Accredited: 04/19/1989
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Council approved extended accreditation with conditions for a period of two years.
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 recreational activities. As the only
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 50
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: REC 1a. Students will demonstrate entry- level knowledge of the nature and scope of the profession for recreation management. [Foundations] REC 1b. Students will demonstrate entry- level knowledge of techniques and processes used by professionals and wo
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: REC 1a. Direct Measures: REC 104 Speaker Papers Indirect Measures: REC Student Survey results. REC Program Focus Group results Artifacts: 104 Student Samples, Grading Rubric, Speaker Paper Assignment REC 1b. Direct Measures: REC 485 Trend or Issue Presentation Indirect Measures: REC Student Survey results. REC Program Focus Group results Artifacts: 485 Student Samples, Grading Rubric, Assignment REC 1c. Direct Measures: REC 260 Daily Quizzes Indirect Measure: REC Student Survey results. REC Program Focus Group results Artifacts: 260 Student Samples, Grading Rubric, Quizzes
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: REC 1a.(7.01 A) Direct Measures: REC 104 Speaker Papers- 76% completion rate Indirect Measures: REC Student Survey results indicate [students agree or strongly agree] [4.0 or higher] they have or are developing entry level knowledge of the nature and scop
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Rec 2a. Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate a recreation program or service experience for clientele that embraces personal and/or cultural diversity. [Programming] Rec 2b. Students graduating from the program will de
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Rec 2a. Direct Measures: REC 240 Program Plan Justification Sheet Assignment. Indirect Measures: REC Student Survey results REC Program Focus Group results Rec 2b. Direct Measures: REC 395 Invite, Include, Involve! (Assignment 2) Indirect Measures: REC Student Survey results. REC Program Focus Group results
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Direct Measures: REC 240 Program Plan Justification Sheet Assignment – 94% recieved a C or higher Indirect Measures: REC Student Survey results indicate students [on average agree or strongly agree] are graduating (or on track to graduate) with the abili
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Rec 3. Students graduating from the Program will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply entry-level concepts, principles and procedures of operations and strategic administration to professional practice settings. [Management/Administration]
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Direct Measures REC 280 Practicum Student "Wrapping it Up" Assignment (Self-Reflection) – 80% receive a B or higher REC 490 Final Project – 80% receive a B or better Indirect Measures 7.03 REC Student Survey and Program Focus Group: same metrics as 7.01a
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:REC 280 Practicum Student "Wrapping it Up" Assignment (Self-Reflection) – 100% earned a 3 or higher on evaluation, 90% earned a 7 or hihger on wrapping it up assignment REC 490 Final Project – 100% earned a B or better Indirect Measures 7.03 REC Student http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/about-the-college/assessment-and-accreditation
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/about-the-college/assessment-and-accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/movementsciences/academic-programs/recreation/overview-of-program
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.uidaho.edu/ed/movementsciences/academic-programs/recreation

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IL

Chicago State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: June Price-Shingles, Associate Professor, Director of Recreation Program
9501 S King Dr, Dept SEPR- JDC #216
Chicago, IL 60628-1501
Phone: (773) 995-3779 Fax: (773) 995-3644
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/SEPSR/recreation/index.htm
First Accredited: 03/31/2003
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation Baccalaureate Degree in the Department of Secondary Education, Professional Studies and Recreation at Chicago State University focuses on the management of Recreation and Leisure Services. The program has four tracts: General Recreation, R
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure and the breadth and benefits of leisure services and demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to be successfully employed as a professional in leisure servic
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Direct - Exam covering basic principles related to history of the recreation profession
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: students received a rating of Target 0% of students received a rating of Acceptable 15% of students received a rating of Unacceptable
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: To examine the principles, components, and process of planning leisure experiences and recreation programs for people of all populations and abilities.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Direct Assignment: Program Planning Project (3 programs) Indirect Project Learning Tree Certification (Environmental Education Curriculum Certification 7.5hrs
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 29% of students received a rating of Target 59% of students received a rating of Acceptable 12% of students received a rating of Unacceptable
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: To examine the critical functions of management in public and private leisure service organizations. Formal discussions on topics such as professionalism, human resource management, fiscal management, facility management, community and public relations, l
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Direct Assignment: Grant Proposal Assignment: Legislative Project Assignment: Creating a Budget Assignment: Public Relations Assignment Assignment: Human Resources Management/Agency Analysis Overview
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:18% of students received a rating of Target 76% of students received a rating of Acceptable 6% of students received a rating of Unacceptable https://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/assessment/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/assessment/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/SEPSR/recreation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.csu.edu/collegeofeducation/SEPSR/recreation/

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Eastern Illinois University
Recreation Administration Program
Contact Name: James Barkley, Interim Chair; Assistant Professor
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920-3011
Phone: (217) 581-6597
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.eiu.edu/~recadmin/
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 and leadership in community recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Eleven learning outcomes across six courses have been developed and implemented to assess the COAPRT Standard 7.01. One of these eleven course specific learning outcomes is presented below: "Students will demonstrate the administrative uses and applicat
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Comprehensive Exam in the "REC 3910: Computer-Related Technologies in Recreation" course. Exam items are examined for content validity.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 89.2% of students enrolled in REC 3910 during the spring 2014 & 2015 semesters met this goal.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Twelve learning outcomes across six courses have been developed and implemented to assess the COAPRT Standard 7.02. One of these twelve course specific learning outcomes is presented below: "Students will identify the recreation interests of program par
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Student afterschool observation activity project completed as a requirement for course in the major. Instructor utilizes an observation rubric that is annually reviewed by subject matter experts for content validity.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 97.4% of students enrolled in REC 1320 during the spring 2014 & 2015 semesters met this goal.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Twenty-three learning outcomes across eight courses have been developed and implemented to assess the COAPRT Standard 7.03. One of these twenty-three course specific learning outcomes is presented below: "Students will interpret data/information obtaine
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Multiple choice exam questions focused on a park and recreation agency's capital improvement programs, infrastructure assessment, needs assessment, inventorying of agency assets, and site plans completed as a requirement for REC 3900 in the major. Exam items are examined for content validity.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:81.2% of students enrolled in REC 3900 during the fall 2015 semester met this goal. http://www.eiu.edu/recadmin/deptprofile.php
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: http://www.eiu.edu/recadmin/accreditation.php

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Illinois State University
Recreation and Park Administration Program
Contact Name: Brent Beggs, Professor & Program Director
CAMPUS BOX 5120
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 438-5753 Fax: (309) 438-5561
Contact Email:
School Website: http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin/
First Accredited: 10/04/1985
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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
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 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 internship evaluation for KNR 398.30. It is expected that students will attain a score of 210/300 or higher.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 57 of 60 students (95%) achieved this score. It was determined that recreation management student scores indicated the presence of entry level knowledge, and that no changes were needed to the learning opportunities. Faculty did, however, recommend that
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 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 develop a program blueprint. It is expected that students will obtain a score of 70% or higher.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 111 of 117 students (95%) scored 70% or better on this assignment. It was determined that the findings from the KNR 271 Program Blueprint Grade indicate that students are successfully demonstrating the ability to design recreation and related experiences
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 the CPRP examination.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Over the last three years, 88% of alumni that have taken the CPRP exam have passed which is 2% higher than the national average of other accredited programs. http://kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin/
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/

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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://rst.illinois.edu/Default.aspx
First Accredited: 04/20/2006
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 stude
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 98
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Core courses related to Standard 7.01 were identified. Posttest instruments were administered to measure the degree of change in competencies as a result of participation. The nature and scope of the profession, techniques and processes used by profession
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Post-test
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 met in every course for which tests were administered.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from RST complete a course in Leisure and Diversity (RST 230) related to Standard 7.02. Posttest measured competency with respect to design, implementation and evaluation of services targeting human experiences and that embrace persona
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Post-test
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Faculty identified an average score of 75% on the posttest would constitute satisfactory evidence that the learning outcome had been achieved. This target was met in the course that tests were administered.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Core courses related to Standard 7.03, demonstration of entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management in parks, recreation, tourism and related professions, were identified. Pre-/pos-ttest in Service Delivery in RST (RST 110) and Human R
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Post-test
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Faculty identified an average score of 75% on the posttest would constitute satisfactory evidence that the learning outcome had been achieved. This target was met in the course that tests were administered. http://rst.illinois.edu/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rst.illinois.edu/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rst.illinois.edu/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rst.illinois.edu/accreditation

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University of St. Francis
Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Sydney Sklar, 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/rstm/
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation and Sport Management program is comprised of a common core of courses and offers concentrations in community recreation and park resources, sport operations management, and recreation therapy. Students in the program must complete all core
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Course: RSTM 399-Research Methods Outcome: Explain the meaning and purpose of systematic and formal evaluation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Assignment: Research Paper/Project Instrument: Portfolio rubric in which 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations) on the assignment.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: N=21. 81% of students achieved a rating of 2 or better. Target Met.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Course: RSTM 211-Program Planning and Leadership Outcome: Design and implement an outcome based recreation program, and complete a program evaluation report.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Assignment: Program Delivery Instrument: Portfolio rubric in which 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations) on the assignment.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: N=26. 100% of students achieved a rating of 2 or better. Target Met.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Course: RSTM 422-Senior Seminar Outcome: Critically analyze current issues and trends in the profession, and develop a position paper on a current professional issue or trend.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Assignment: Advocacy Paper Instrument: Portfolio rubric in which 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations) on the assignment.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Fall 2014: N=8. 100% of students achieved a rating of 2 or better. Target Met. Spring 2015: N=13. 84.6% achieved a rating of 2 or better. Target Met. http://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/rstm/accreditation/
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/

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Western Illinois University
Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Program
Contact Name: Daniel Yoder, Professor, Interim Chair
400 Currens Hall
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 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Department (RPTA) at Western Illinois University has been preparing students to enter the leisure services field for over 40 years. More than 3000 students have graduated from the department, which has been
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 53
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, and tourism professions and their associated industries; techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in t
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Career Presentations in RPTA 111 - Introduction to Leisure Services Evaluation based on grading rubric
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: To remedy this concern RPTA has formed an undergrad assessment committee to examine course objectives and existing assessment data. The committee will make recommendations to the faculty regarding changes to learning objectives, assessment methods and rep
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate recreation, park resources, leisure, and human service offerings facilitating targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Comprehensive exam in RPTA 235 - Programming Principles and Applications in Leisure Services. Exam performance is based on a standard grading rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: RPTA has formed an undergrad assessment committee to examine course objectives and existing assessment data. The committee will make recommendations to the faculty regarding changes to learning objectives, assessment methods and report results.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to entry-level knowledge about management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Human Resource Management Project in RPTA 322 - Administration of Leisure Services I. Performance on the project is evaluated based on a grading rubric.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:RPTA 322 and RPTA 323 (Administration of Leisure Services II) are currently undergoing restructuring. The faculty teaching the courses are working to determine what material will be covered in each class. This is based on changes made to the core curricu wiu.edu/rpta
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: wiu.edu/rpta
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: wiu.edu/rpta
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: wiu.edu/rpta

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IN

Indiana University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Lynn Jamieson, Professor & Interim Chair
1025 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
Phone: (812) 855-8676 Fax: (812) 855-3998
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.indiana.edu
First Accredited: 03/15/1979
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisoins required for Standards 2.02, 2.05.04, 2.05.03
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies was founded July 1, 1946 and has been a distinct department since inception. The Department offers specializations in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology, Public, Nonprofit and Community Rec
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The project requires students to interview users of leisure/recreational service agencies based on demographics and lifestyles. Primarily using age/generations as a demographic profile students interviewed a minimum of four individuals from different age
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Project #1 - The result of the interviews on leisure behavior provides a picture of how leisure/recreation service agencies must consider demographics in programming and service delivery.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The overall performance of on projects was 8.77 out of a total of 10 points for 94 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 health related product to discern how they are being sold on the product.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The overall performance on projects was 15.96 out of a total of 20 points for 169 students.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: By the end of the semester, students will be able to apply communication concepts to the workplace.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Reaction Writing - This one page writing assignment requires students to read the chapter Management Learning Past to Present and select one of the following management theorists: Mayo, Follett, McGregor, Argyris, Deming, Senge, Maslow, Drucker, Taylor, Tom Peters, Weber, or Fayol. The students are asked to provide an overview of their contributions to management and briefly summarize the theorists work.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:The overall performance on projects was 22.32 out of a total of 25 points for 124 students. http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/departments/recreation-park-tourism-studies/accreditation/index.
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.

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KS

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:
School Website: http://www.hfrr.k-state.edu
First Accredited: 04/05/1988
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Park Management and Conservation Program is a COAPRT generally accredited, park management oriented curriculum. PMC majors all take a 38 hour professional core, plus an additional 45 hours of specific general education courses; followed by 37 hours o
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01.01 Students shall be able to identify various historical figures and movements in the profession which have had an impact on the development of the profession
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam (performance level metric: 70% of students will score above 70% on exams designed to measure this content)
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 2014 data: 68% scored over 70% on exams designed to measure these outcomes. 90% scored over 70% on full course. (note: new instructor in 2015, using new Canvas electronic learning system that will tally outcome question by question)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to facilitate age appropriate programs
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Topeka Water Festival or Manhattan Zoo-Edventure activity leading assignment for elementary student audience (Assessed by Rubric)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Target: 70% of students will score at 70% or higher on the assignment Fall 2015 scores: 85% scored over 70%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to identify appropriate legal principles and procedures as they apply to risk management planning for a leisure service agency.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Exam over risk management (target: students will achieve 70% or greater on the exam.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:70% of students Scores on Risk Questions: Avg score on risk management questions: 74% % over 70% not calculated www.hfrr.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=521
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.hfrr.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=521
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.hfrr.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=521
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.hfrr.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=521

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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 2021
Options: D
Status: Accredited with Conditions
Compliance Comments: Conditions: Standards 1.06,2.01.01, 2.02.02, 2.05,
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). These emphases are (1) Therapeutic which requires a minor in Psychology or Lead
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: REC 160 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure: students research and give written and oral reports on topics related to the leisure industry and its history. The expectation is that 70% of the students will score 80% or higher on the assignment content a
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Grading rubric
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Fall 2015: 76% of the students scored 80% or higher on the assignment content area of the grading rubric.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: REC 419 Survey Research Techniques in Recreation: Students must develop a questionnaire, obtain data from the questionnaire, and evaluate the data from the questionnaire.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Grading rubric.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Spring 2015, 80% of the students scored 85% or higher on the assignment content area of the grading rubric. Fall 2015, 85% of the students scored 85% or higher on the assignment content area of the grading rubric.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: REC 498 Internship in Therapeutic Recreation: The intern's agency supervisor completes a final evaluation at the end of the internship rating the intern based on a set of established criteria. Intern's are evaluated on a grading rubric from 5 (Superior) t
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Grading rubric.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:The mean score for each of the criteria based on a scale of 5 (Superior) to 1 (Unacceptable) is assessed. For the Spring 2015 Summer 2015, and Fall 2015 semester, the mean score was 4.5 http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/rec-accreditation-documents.dot?
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/rec-accreditation-documents.dot?
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/rec-accreditation-documents.dot?
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://pittstate.edu/college/education/health/rec-accreditation-documents.dot?

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KY

Eastern Kentucky University
Recreation & Park Administration Program
Contact Name: Jon McChesney, Professor & Department Chair
521 Lancaster Ave, 405 Begley Building
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 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 Re
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 71
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). COAPRT 4.07, 5.06, 7.01a & 7.01b
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Number of Student Presenters Criterion 20% of student majors in their senior year will have their research accepted for presentation.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: For 2014/2015, 49 students presented a research poster at 1st CHS Scholars Day. In addition, 31 students presented a research poster at the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Conference in Owensboro, Kentucky; 1 student presented research at Posters at
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 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). COAPRT 7.01a, 7.01b, 7.01c, 7.02 & 7.03.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Instructor grade for regional stewardship special event Criterion 75% of students will receive a grade of "B" or better on the regional stewardship diversity special event + feedback from agency.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For 2014/2015, 68 students completed REC 311, Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation and planned, organized, delivered, and evaluated a mentoring program and rewards day for children at Bellevue Alternative School (Madison County School System). Of those
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: All Students: Senior Internship Project 2011-15 (SD 1.1.1-Critical Thinking) During Senior Internship (REC 463), students will demonstrate their ability to put into practice the knowledge and understanding required in major course work and previous Fieldw
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: REC 463 Final Agency Project Evaluation Criterion REC 463 Senior Internship students will receive an average of 33 points out of a possible 40 points on their agency project evaluation
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:For 2014/2015, 33 students completed 20,000 hours of senior internship experience. Of those 38 students, the mean score for the Senior Internship project was 37.96 out of a possible 40 points indicating success in critical thinking and communication skill http://recreation.eku.edu/national-recreation-and-park-association-accreditation
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: http://recreation.eku.edu/national-recreation-and-park-association-accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://recreation.eku.edu/national-recreation-and-park-association-accreditation

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Western Kentucky University
Recreation Administration Program
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 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Western Kentucky University Recreation Administration program began in 1967. The program resides within the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport and is one of seven departments in the College of Health and Human Services. The Recreation Administr
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 83
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: REC students shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Evaluation includes the REC 302 community leadership project: site visit, written plan, and evaluation from peers and faculty.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 70% of students in Fall; 94.12% of students in Spring earned 70% or higher.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: REC students 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. 80% of students will earn 70% or above on their co
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Evaluation of the REC 306 recreation program plan may include: description, promotion, event schedule, timeline, budget, registration, legal forms, directions, & evaluation.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 94.7% of students in Fall; 100% of students in Spring earned 80% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: REC students shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions. 80% of students will earn 70% or above on their agency manual.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Evaluation of the REC 406 agency manual program may include: org. mission/vision/goals/objectives; personnel recruitment/evaluation; budgets; policies; risk mgt.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:83.5% of students earned 70% or higher. http://www.wku.edu/recreation/accreditation.php
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wku.edu/recreation/accreditation.php
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

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LA

Grambling State University
Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Obadiah Simmons
P.O. Box 4244, 100 Facilities Dr./Suite 148
Grambling, LA 71245
Phone: (318) 274-6278 Fax: (318) 274-3346
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/departments/kinesiology/
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 pr
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the 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 include: Capstone Assignments; Internship/Field Base Supervisor's Evaluation; Portfolios, Invited Guests, Presentations, Projects, and Comprehensive Examination (i.e. Level Test III); Written Assignments; and, Course Exams. Indirect Measures include: Alumni Survey; Curriculum Review; Exit Interview; Graduate, Placement, and Field-based Experiences; and, Attending National and State Conferences.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Assessment data indicate that students in the LSP are learning and applying knowledge of the scope of the profession, historical, philosophical, and scientific basis of practice. Ninety percent achieved the target rate in the entry-level course for therap
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the 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 include: Capstone Assignments; Internship/Field Base Supervisor's Evaluation; Portfolios, Invited Guests; Presentations; Case Studies, Projects, and Comprehension Examination (i.e. Level Test III); Written Assignments; and, Course Exams. Indirect Measures include: Alumni Survey, Curriculum Review; Exit Interview; Graduate School Placement and Field-based Experiences; and, Attending State and National Conferences.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Eighty-five percent of students scored 70% or higher on their portfolio, including information on site planning, programming development, data analysis and evaluation. In addition, 92.59% of students passed the Level Test III. Furthermore, five students
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the LSP shall be able to demonstrate knowledge about operations, planning, leadership, and strategic management/administration in the Therapeutic Recreation and General Recreation profession.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Direct Measures include: Examinations; Marketing; Strategic and Risk Management Plans and Evaluations; Internship Supervisor's Evaluation; and, Presentations, Projects, and Comprehensive Examination (i.e. Level Test III). Indirect Measures include: Curriculum Review; Exit Interview; and Graduate School Entrance; and, Field-based Practicum.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Results indicated that 85.22% of the students earned a score equal to 70% or higher on the development of: budgets and strategies for financing programs, risk management and safety plans, public relation and marketing strategies. Additionally, 92.59% of s http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/kinesiology/leisure/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/kinesiology/leisure/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/kinesiology/leisure/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.gram.edu/academics/majors/education/kinesiology/leisure/

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MA

Springfield College
Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Ariel Rodriguez
263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3707
Phone: (413) 748-3272 Fax: (413) 748-3685
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.springfieldcollege.edu/SMRT
First Accredited: 10/02/1983
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Springfield College has been preparing recreation and leisure professionals since 1946. Through its Recreation Management program, students continue to obtain the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to become the next leaders in the industry. Leader
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 86
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: To understand the conceptual foundations of play, recreation and leisure
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Research Article
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Program students, on average, received an A on their research article as assessed by the course professor
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: To understand the importance of leisure service delivery systems for diverse populations
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Midterm Exam
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Program students, on average, received a B+ on their midterm exam
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Understand the principles of leadership, including organizational behavior and relationships, politics of organizations, strategic planning, decision-making, collaboration, and problem-solving
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Final Paper
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Program students, on average, received an A- on their final paper as assessed by the course professor http://springfield.edu/academic-programs/sport-management-and-recreation/coaprt-compliance
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://springfield.edu/academic-programs/sport-management-and-recreation/coaprt-compliance
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://springfield.edu/academic-programs/sport-management-and-recreation/recreation-management/counc
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://springfield.edu/academic-programs/sport-management-and-recreation/coaprt-compliance

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MD

Frostburg State University
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Robert Kauffman, Professor of Recreation and Parks Management
101 Braddock Rd, Cordts Pe Center
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
Phone: (301) 687-4474 Fax: (301) 687-7961
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.frostburg.edu/rpm/
First Accredited: 10/10/2000
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation and Parks Management major is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation in the College of Education at Frostburg State University. The program has five full-time faculty assigned to the Program. The discipline consists of 39 cr
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 94
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: COARPT 7.01A: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries, b) the techniques and proce
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Representing the three subcategories identified in the foundations learning outcome, a sample of three assessments was used in the assessment where one factor represented each dimension of the learning outcome.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: For the foundation learning outcome, three of the four (67%) assessment indicators were above the 70% criteria. The three assessment subcategories were the nature and scope of the profession, techniques of professionals, and the foundations of the profes
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: COARPT 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: Representing the four subcategories identified in the programming learning outcome (i.e. program design, program implementation, program evaluation, and cultural dimensions affecting programs) , a sample of four assessments was used in the assessment where one factor represented each dimension of the learning outcome.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For the programming learning outcomes, all four (100%) of the assessment indicators were above the 70% criteria. The four assessment indicators were program design, program implementation, program evaluation, and cultural dimensions affecting programs.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: COARPT 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related fields.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Representing the management learning outcome, a sample of seven assessments based on the CAPRA accreditation standards was used in the assessment where each assessment in the learning outcome is represented by one of the CAPRA overall standards. The seven CAPRA related assessment indicators were agency, planning, administration, human resources, financial, facilities and land use, and risk management. The CAPRA standard for program is covered under learning objective 7.02 and not included here.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:For the management learning outcomes, twelve of the fourteen (71%) assessment indicators were above the 70% criteria. The seven assessment indicators based on the CAPRA accreditation standards were agency, planning, administration, human resources, financ http://www.frostburg.edu/rpm/rpm-undergraduate-program-home/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.frostburg.edu/rpm/rpm-undergraduate-program-home/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.frostburg.edu/rpm/rpm-undergraduate-program-home/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.frostburg.edu/rpm/rpm-undergraduate-program-home/accreditation/

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ME

University of Maine at Machias
Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Karen Beeftink
116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, ME 04654-1329
Phone: (207) 255-1200 Fax: (207) 255-4864
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.machias.edu
First Accredited: 04/19/1989
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revision required for Standards 2.01.01, 2.5.02, 3.05, 5.01
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 M
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of recreation and leisure as a profession including a broad appreciation of the nature and scope, ethical issues, principles and trends of the industry with special emphasis on the interrelationships between leis
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: REM 110 - Introduction to Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Final Exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Standard met: 87% 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 the development of this assignment to assess students' ability to complete a detailed program plan with a focus on inclusion. The assignment has been implemented for several years, and the rubric was developed in 2011.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Standard met: 100% or students scored 70% or higher. 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 442 - Recreation Seminar Issue Advocacy Project This project was created to assess students' ability to identify and advocate for important management strategies/decisions and to articulate the effect of planning processes on the future of an agency/organization. The assignment and rubric were developed in 2013.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Standard met: 100% of students scored 70% or higher. Our standard was that at least 70% of students score 70% or higher. http://machias.edu/national-accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://machias.edu/national-accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://machias.edu/national-accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://machias.edu/national-accreditation.html

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MI

Central Michigan University
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Sevices Administration Program
Contact Name: Robert Frost, Chairperson
215 FINCH
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
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration Department at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Recreation and Event Management. The Department also offers four pr
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the background, foundational, and historic features of recreation and event management/outdoor recreation and therapeutic recreation
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Recreation & Event management - exit exam, post-internship evaluation and CPRP Outdoor Recreation - exit exam, post-internship evaluation, professional development log, envir. percept. test Therapeutic Recreation - exit exam, post-internship evaluation and NCTRC
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: REM: exit exam 77%, post-internship 4.5, cprp 84% Outdoor: exit exam 90%, post-internship 4.3, prof. devel. log 100%, envir. percept. test 84% Therapeutic: exit exam - na, post-internship 4.35, NCTRC 73.3
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 Recreation - exit exam, post-internship evaluation, professional development log Therapeutic Recreation - post-internship, NCTRC
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: REM: exit exam 75%, post internship 4.3, CPRP 84 Outdoor Recreation: exit exam 70%, post-internship evaluation 4.3, professional devel. log 100% Therapeutic Recreation: post-internship 4.41, NCTRC 73
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 and therapeutic recreation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: REM: exit exam, post-internship evaluation, CPRP exam Outdoor Recreation: exit exam, post-internship evaluation Therapeutic Recreation: post-internship evaluation, NCTRC exam
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:REM: exit exam 75%, post-internship evaluation 4.3, CPRP 84% Outdoor Recreation: exit exam 60%, post-internship evaluation 4.3 Therapeutic Recreation: post-internship evaluation 4.75, NCTRC 66.7 www.rpl.cmich.edu
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.rpl.cmich.edu
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.rpl.cmich.edu
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: www.rpl.cmich.edu

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MN

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: Rachelle Hodges,
213 Highland Ctr N
Mankato, MN 56001-6038
Phone: (507) 389-2364 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
Compliance Comments:
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. http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/publicdocuments.html
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

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MO

Missouri State University
Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Program
Contact Name:
KING STREET ANNEX 100 901 S. NATIONAL, KGSX 100
Springfield, MO 65897-0001
School Website: http://rec.missouristate.edu/
First Accredited: 04/05/1988
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 87
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to identify key historical and philosophical components of the recreation field and profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 81% of the students scored above 75% or better
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students work in small groups to plan, facilitate and implement a Recreation program plan to a community group.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Group Programming Project Rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 85% of the students scored above the 75% or better
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to understand the process of acquisition, planning, design and development of recreation facilities.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Facility Project Grading Rubric
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:100% of the students scored 75% or better http://rec.missouristate.edu/Assessment-Reports.htm
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rec.missouristate.edu/Assessment-Reports.htm
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/Assessment-Reports.htm

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Northwest Missouri State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Tyler Tapps, Assistant Professor
800 University Dr, Martindale 209
Maryville, MO 64468-6015
Phone: (660) 562-1781 Fax: (660) 562-1483
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/hhs/index.htm
First Accredited: 10/31/2011
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: We currently have a general core accreditation. We just had our visit in February of 2016 for our re-accreditation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students shall demonstrate general knowledge of the profession and evolution of the profession in society
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam results in the Foundations of Recreation course
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 76% Scored 75% or higher. Failed to meet our desired goal for this outcome. Re-evaluating this outcome.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstration of ability to design a project and accurately complete the bid process
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Exam covering (The planning process, architect and contractor selection, bid process, and funding) in the Areas and Facilities Design Course
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 84% of students scored about 75%. Met this outcome
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge concepts or styles of management in the recreation profession
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Student presentation scores based on a rubric
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Students achieved 88% on the required 70%. They met this outcome. http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/recreation.htm
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/recreation.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/recreation.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/recreation.htm

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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
School Website: http://www.semo.edu/health/recreation.htm
First Accredited: 04/12/1994
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions required for Standards 1.06, 2.05.4, 2.02, 5.01, 2.05.03, 5.04.1
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: 88
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: RC 140 for COPART (a) and (c) 1. Identify the types, purpose and functions of the various leisure delivery systems. 2. Articulate a leisure philosophy based on the philosophical foundations of the profession 3. Identify the foundation of the professio
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Each outcome was assessed test questions or project rubric
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 93% scored 80 or above on assessment items
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: RC 380 1. Develop goals and objectives of recreation programs 2. Utilize program planning/design processes 3. Understand the procedures and techniques for assessment of recreation programs RC 385 1. Develop a facility design and operation plan for a new r
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Project/Application assignments (with grading rubric)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 94% scored above 80%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: RC 420 1. Create policies and procedures appropriate to various recreation and leisure settings. 2. Apply techniques and strategies for human resource management, agency marketing, and budget administration. 3. Apply principles of risk management and safe
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Final Project with grading rubic
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:100% scored above 80% http://semo.edu/health/recreation.html
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://semo.edu/health/recreation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://semo.edu/health/recreation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://semo.edu/health/

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University of Missouri-Columbia
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program
Contact Name: David Vaught, Department Chair
105 ANHEUSER-BUSCH NAT RES, BLDG 105C ANHEUSER-BUSCH BUILDING
Columbia, MO 65211-0001
Phone: (573) 882-7086
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.snr.missouri.edu/prt
First Accredited: 10/01/1977
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Mizzou Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT) is comprised of four transcripted emphasis areas: Leisure Service Management, Natural Resource Recreation Management, Sport Management and Tourism Management. PRT resides in the School of Natural Resources withi
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Within our core subjects faculty have determined three courses that meet 7.01: PRT 1010 - Introduction to Leisure Studies PRT 3210 - Personnel Management and Leadership in Leisure Services PRT 3215 - Program Development in Leisure Services Outcomes defin
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: PRT 1010 - Examination with selected questions specific to outcome PRT 3210 - Research paper PRT 3215 - Examination with selected questions specific to outcome
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: PRT 1010 - Understand the meaning of play, sport, games, recreation, play and tourism as they relate to leisure Students must score 70% or higher - Across three semesters average is 73.5% PRT 1010 - Understand the social factors and functions of leisure
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: PRT 2750 - Students understand how scientific knowledge can help redesigning and improving leisure and recreation services PRT 2750 - Students demonstrate the ability to evaluate leisure service and use evaluation data to improve the quality of offerings
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: PRT 2750 - Scientific knowledge - Section 1 - Students will score 70% or higher on specific examination questions - Section 2 - Students will score 70% or higher on specific examination questions PRT 2750 - Evaluate - Examination across selected questions PRT 3215 - A program Proposal Assignment assessed by rubric - 70% of students will score 80% or higher PRT 3215 - Examination assessing ability to differentiate various demographic groups and their characteristics - 70% of students will score 70% or higher on the exam
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: PRT 2750 - Students understand how scientific knowledge can help redesigning and improving leisure and recreation services - Section 1 - 37.5% answered the questions correctly - this is under review - Section 2- 56% correctly answered the questions and th
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: PRT 1010 - Recognize sources of funding PRT 1010 - Understand the benefit of government provision and leisure providers PRT 1010 - Recognize components to sport as they relate to leisure PRT 1010 - Identify outdoor recreation history, theory and provision
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: PRT 1010 - Recognize sources of funding - Selected examination questions PRT 1010 - Understand the benefit of government provision and leisure providers - Selected examination questions PRT 1010 - Recognize components to sport as they relate to leisure - Selected examination questions PRT 1010 - Identify outdoor recreation history, theory and provisions - Selected examination questions PRT 3210 - Students will be bale to explain and apply the Situational Leadership Model in relation to leadership of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Industries PRT 3215 - Students will be able to apply legal principles and procedures to develop a risk management plan for a recreation service provider - Program assessment Assignment assessed by rubric PRT 4208 - Students will be able to understand and apply administrative strategies related to decision making in parks, recreation tourism and sport industries - Case study assessed by rubric PRT 4208 - Students will be able to apply financial management principals and procedures to analyze the budget of a recreation and community services department - Excel assignment assessed by rubric
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:PRT 1010 - Recognize sources of funding - Student must score 70% or higher - Across three semester the average was - 72.6% PRT 1010 - Understand the benefit of government provision and leisure providers - Students must score 70% or higher - Students score http://snr.missouri.edu/prt/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://snr.missouri.edu/prt/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://snr.missouri.edu/prt/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://snr.missouri.edu/prt/

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MS

University of Mississippi
Park and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Kim Beason, Coordinator and Professor Coordinator
Health, Exercise Science, Rec. Mgmt., 235 Turner Center
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-5555
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/hesrm/Recreation_Administration/index.htm
First Accredited: 10/10/2000
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The University of Mississippi Sport and Recreation Administration degree program provides a contemporary education focused on preparing students to become certified park and recreation professionals and front-line supervisors in sport, park, recreation, t
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope, techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in park, recreation, tourism or related professional fields
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Assessed by a final examination students complete at the end of two foundation courses that include content covering the 7.01 COAPRT standard and aligned with competencies required of certified park and recreation professionals. The Learning outcome is met if at least 70% of students attempting the exams score at least an 80% on questions related to this outcome.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: During the 2015AY 80% of students taking the final exams achieved at least a 70% on the 36 questions related to the 7.01 COAPRT standard..
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: To understand how programming relates to contemporary programming standards and competencies students will be tested over competencies related to designing, implementing and evaluating programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Assessed by a final examination students complete at the end of two programming courses that include content covering the 7.02 COAPRT standard and aligned with competencies required of certified park and recreation professionals. The Learning outcome is met if at least 70% of students attempting the exams score at least an 80% on questions related to this outcome.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: During the 2015AY 40% of students taking the final exams achieved at least a 70% on the 46 questions related to the 7.02 COAPRT standard.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Assessed by a final examination students complete at the end of two administration-related courses that include content covering the 7.03 COAPRT standard and aligned with competencies required of certified park and recreation professionals. The Learning
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Assessed by a final examination students complete at the end of two administration courses that include content covering the 7.03 COAPRT standard and aligned with competencies required of certified park and recreation professionals. The Learning outcome is met if at least 70% of students attempting the exams score at least an 80% on questions related to this outcome.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:During the 2015AY 49% of students taking the final exams achieved at least a 70% on the 53 questions related to the 7.03 COAPRT standard. http://hesrm.olemiss.edu/recreation-administration/professional-accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://hesrm.olemiss.edu/recreation-administration/professional-accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://hesrm.olemiss.edu/recreation-administration/professional-accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://hesrm.olemiss.edu/recreation-administration/professional-accreditation/

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NC

Appalachian State University
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:
School Website: http://rmpe.appstate.edu/
First Accredited: 03/21/1997
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Appalachian State University Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management, currently entering its 41th year, serves over 280 majors and minors. The mission of the Recreation Management Program is to prepare students to manage natural and cultural rec
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 99
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to describe the scope and practice of the recreation profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 70% or better on Comprehensive Examination
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Fall 14= 91% Spring 15 = 92%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate competency in conducting a recreation program.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: External evaluation by professional program supervisor
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students scored 70% or higher, 92% of students scored 80% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate competency in entry-level knowledge as assessed by present and past internship supervisors.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 70% or higher of Internship supervisors surveyed would hire student if position was available, and rated entry-level knowledge on average as higher than 3.5 on a 5 point scale.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result:98% said they would hire student if position was available, and rated entry-level knowledge average was 4.9 out 863 students. http://rmpe.appstate.edu/academics/recreation-management/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rmpe.appstate.edu/academics/recreation-management/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rmpe.appstate.edu/academics/recreation-management/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rmpe.appstate.edu/academics/recreation-management/accreditation

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East Carolina University
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name:
300 Curry Court, 1405 Carol G. Belk Bldg.
Greenville, NC 27858
First Accredited: 10/18/1980
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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, outdoo
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91
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: a) Exam items measuring historical and philosophical foundations in RCLS 2000 (Foundations of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies) and RCLS 3131 (Recreation for Diverse Populations) CRITERIA - 70% of sdts in RCLS 2000 and 3131 will score 80% or better on related exam items; RCLS 3131 scope of profession assignment ; b) Assignment related to scope of profession in RCLS 3131; CRITERIA- 80% of sdts will score 70% or higher to differentiate the origin, mission and and stakeholders for each of the following: commercial recreation, not-for-profit recreation and public recreation and parks c) Exam items measuring philosophical and scientific foundations from RCLS 4004 (Philosophical and Theoretical Issues in Leisure). CRITERIA: 80% of RCLS 4004 sdts will score 80% or higher on exam items for philosophical scientific foundations.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: a1) 83% of sdts in RCLS 2000 scored a 70% or above on related exam items; a2) 85.7% of stdts in RCLS 3131 scored 70% or above on related exam items; b) 90.6% of students scored 70% or higher on the mission and scope assignment in RCLS 3131; c) 88% of 4
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: a) RCLS 3003 (Recreation and Event Programming) and 3004 (Recreation Programming Experience) program plan assignment and rubric scores; CRITERIA: 70% of sdts in RCLS 3003/4 will score 4/5 on rubric related to program plan development. b) Intern final evaluation. CRITERIA: 100% of students must receive a 4.0/5.0 on ratings measuring general performance, application of knowledge and program management from field supervisors.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: a) 75% of sdts in RCLS 3003/4 received a 4/5 on program rubric; b) 88% of interns met the standard-- three students were deficient (below 4) in at least two areas measured. Three of the four areas measured: organizing and scheduling; leading and teachin
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: a) Exam items measuring knowledge of administration in RCLS 4002 (Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration I); CRITERIA: 80% of sdts in RCLS 4002 will score 70% or better on related exam items. b) SWOT Analysis Assignment in RCLS 4002. CRITERIA: 80% of sdts will will score 70% or higher on SWOT Analysis assignment. c) Final intern evaluations. CRITERIA: All internship ratings will average 4.0 or higher for measured areas in administration.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:a) 84% of sdts in RCLS 4002 scored 70% or better on related exam items; b) 84% of sdts scored 70% or higher on SWOT Analysis assignment; c) 100% of students met the standard of 4.0 mean (5-point scale) on the battery of items used for assessment. In add http://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/rcls/customcf/docs/assessment-report.pdf
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/rcls/customcf/docs/assessment-report.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ecu.edu/rcls/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/rcls/mrfs.cfm

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North Carolina Central University
Recreation Administration Program
Contact Name: Robert Stiefvater, Professor
PO Box 19542, 1801 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707-0021
Phone: (919) 530-7429 Fax: (919) 530-6156
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/physicaleducation/prm/index.cfm
First Accredited: 10/01/1998
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: NC 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 b
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for and integrate nature-based activities into their professional recreation programming and be familiar with the theoretical foundations that support that integration.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students completed an Outdoor Recreation Program Project in they were to demonstrate their ability to: Analyze factors within a community to provide appropriate outdoor recreation programming. Communicate an understanding of outdoor principles and the theoretical foundations that drive outdoor recreation programming. Apply content knowledge in the development of outdoor recreation programming using evidence presented throughout the semester.Reason logically and critically to evaluate information. Illustrate the relevance of outdoor recreation to participant's lives by demonstrating a competency in the range of options available based on local natural resources. A rubric was used to assess student learning outcomes. Our target is 70% of students will achieve 70% or higher on the assignment as assessed by the rubric.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: For the Spring 2015 semester (N=24), 88.2% of students achieved a score of 70% or better. The Fall 2015 semester (N=20), 94.1% of students achieved a score of 70% or better.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the Recreation Administration Program shall demonstrate the ability to design recreation and related experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students programmed recreational activities for the Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR)/Durham City Schools Intersession Program hosted by the employer, DPR. The center serves and provides programs for children and adults within the community of Durham. Student were divided into groups. Each group programmed recreational activities for a specific population/activity. After having analyzed the agency culture, each student analyzed needs assessment of the population. Each student then created goals for, the planning, staging/operating, and evaluating that program. Each group created and submitted a major course project. The final project consisted of two sections, the Program Plan and the Evaluation Plan. A rubric was used to assess student learning outcomes. Our target was that 70% of students would achieve a rating of 80% or better on the assignment as assessed by a rubric.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For the Spring 2015 semester (N=28), 89.3% of students received an 80% or better. The Fall 2015 semester (N=11), 100% of students received an 80% or better.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the Recreation Administration Program shall be able to apply entry-level concepts, principles and procedures of management and administration in leisure service agencies.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The Agency Supervisor Final Evaluation Survey of NCCU Recreation Administration Program Student Intern was the method used to assess this standard. Each agency supervisor evaluates the student intern on items covering professional development and preparation. The evaluation item related to understanding appropriate management and administration concepts was analyzed. Our target was that interns would receive a rating of 80% or better from site supervisor's evaluation of their management and administrative competence.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:100% of Summer 2015 Internship Site Supervisors (N=15) responded 'strongly agree' or 'agree' to the statement: "understanding of management and administration" when asked to assess the student intern's ability to perform fundamental, entry level, manager http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/physicaleducation/coaprt-accreditation.cfm
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/physicaleducation/coaprt-accreditation.cfm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/physicaleducation/coaprt-accreditation.cfm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/physicaleducation/coaprt-accreditation.cfm

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North Carolina State University
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Managment Program
Contact Name: Myron Floyd, Professor
CAMPUS BOX 8004
Raleigh, NC 27695-0001
Phone: (919) 513-8026 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
Compliance Comments:
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 concentrations: Park and Natural
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 73
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and related professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: In Fall 14 and Spring 15, data was collected in PRT 350, Outdoor Recreation Management, to assess whether students understood the organizational processes of policy development, administration, administration and planning. Forty-seven students took the exam in the fall and 34 students in the spring for a total of 81 students.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: :Of the 81 students, 50 (62%) answered the question correctly and 31 (38%) answered the question incorrectly. Of the students who answered the question incorrectly 48% and 41% confused the policy management description with management or administration.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to evaluate services and programs that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: The Survey Instrument Design Project (Fall 13 & Spring 14) from PRT 380 was used to determine if students could evaluate services and programs. The projects were measured using a rubric.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% of the 180 students demonstrated they could design a survey to collect appropriate data to evaluate a program;
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations for a recreation facility.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: :In Summer II, 2014 and Spring, 2015, data was collected using the PRT 250 Operations and Maintenance Manual Project to assess whether students could develop a general operations and maintenance plan for an actual recreation agency. A total of 62 projects were evaluated on 5 major components; administrative structure, inventory of facilities/programs, risk assessment, marketing, and job task assessment using the project rubric. Only those aspects of the rubric that related to the assessment of the student learning outcome were used in the analysis.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:For the total project, the average score of the projects was 85% indicating an overall understanding of the operations and maintenance plan process. The individual components of the plan that students had very little difficulty with were inventory of faci https://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/about-prtm/assessment/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/about-prtm/assessment/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/about-prtm/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/about-prtm/accreditation/

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Nancy Gladwell, Retired
524 Highland Avenue, 204 Ferguson Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 Fax: (336) 256-1156
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uncg.edu/ctr
First Accredited: 10/26/1981
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 287 undergraduate stude
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/organization in the public sector, non-profit sector, commercial/for profit sector, campus recreation, therapeutic recreation, and military recreation: * mission of the agency/organization; * primary market served + a minimum of 2 other markets served; * primary source of revenue + a minimum of 2 other revenue sources; * types of programs/services and facilities (minimum of 5 programs offered and 5 facilities provided); and * minimum of 2 examples of each type of agency (provide a live link to websites, video clips, etc.). An established grading rubric is used in the assessment of the project.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 57.1% mastery 35.1% competency 7.8% meeting minimum standards 0% no competency Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 20%
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 recreation program within the local community. Students demonstrate the ability to connect agency mission and needs of individuals served to the program developed. The students develop a logic model, Gantt chart, and program plan ( which includes such items as program goals and objectives, supplies and equipment, staffing and volunteer needs, risk management plan, environmental considerations, and budget). The students must also describe the program promotion and evaluation protocols used. Also included in the project grade are a final reflection, peer evaluation, evaluation by the agency representative, and completion of required service-learning hours. An established grading rubric is used in the assessment of the project.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 36.3% mastery 56.9% competency 6.8% meeting minimum standards 0% no competency Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 20%
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, and an employee performance issue. The students must answer the following questions regarding the scenario: 1) Discuss/explain possible reasons why the "Employee" may be disillusioned and no longer performing at an above average level. 2) Tie in the theories of motivation to help explain why the "Employee" is disillusioned and no longer performing at an above average level, and 3) If you were the "Manager", how would you handle/resolve this situation? Discuss various possible scenarios. An established grading rubric is used in the assessment of the case study.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:8.7% mastery 60% competency 34.3% meeting minimum standards 0% no competency Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 20% http://ctr.wp.uncg.edu/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ctr.wp.uncg.edu/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ctr.wp.uncg.edu/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ctr.wp.uncg.edu/

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Winston-Salem State University
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Jo Ann Coco-Ripp, Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program
601 S. MLK Jr., Anderson C017
Winston Salem, NC 27110-0001
Phone: (336) 750-3459 Fax: (336) 750-3342
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.wssu.edu/sehp/departments-and-programs/hpss/therapeutic-recreation/default.aspx
First Accredited: 10/26/1997
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions required for Standards 5.04.01, 5.01, 6.04
Program Description: The Therapeutic Recreation program provides curricular and co-curricular experiences for students to become leaders in therapeutic recreation and related professions. Graduates meet requirements to apply for certification by the National Council for Thera
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the course shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and scientific foundations as well as the scope and practice of the therapeutic recreation profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: A final exam is administered to all students; the 15 multiple choice questions part of the exam, which is 67% of the final exam grade for the course, is reported for assessment purposes. Criterion target for success was set at 80%.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The aggregate score for Fall 14 (n= 25) was 86.6% and for Spring 15 (n=24) was 73.13%.
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 direct observation of 15 specific skills evaluated throughout semester using a 4 component rating scale & 3 achievement levels (above average/30 to unacceptable), a single score is given by instructor.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The aggregate score for Fall 14 (n=15) was 20.67 and for Spring 15 (n=19) was 22.79.
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 online organization and management class. Report includes agency visit, written document and a PowerPoint presentation.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:For AY 2014-15 which included summer, fall and spring Based on scoring using a rubric with 4 elements the aggregate score (n=45) was 81.64% http://www.wssu.edu/casbe/academics/departments/hss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wssu.edu/casbe/academics/departments/hss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wssu.edu/casbe/academics/departments/hss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.wssu.edu/casbe/academics/departments/hss/therapeutic-recreation/accreditation.aspx

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NH

University of New Hampshire
Recreation Management and Policy Program
Contact Name:
108 Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
School Website: http://www.unh.edu/rmp
First Accredited: 10/05/1985
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 administratio
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 84
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 presentation in RMP 490.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The results of this measure show that we have exceeded our target of having 80% or more of our students receive better than a B on these assignments with 89% achieving that score.
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 Portfolio and presentation that are completed in RMP 557 as part of the student managed programs created and run in that course.
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. Only 46% of students rece
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 evaluations. Specifically the questions pertaining to the preparedness of student interns for their internships and the overall satisfaction with student interns.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:More than 100% of internship site supervisors report that they agree or strongly agree that their internship student was prepared for the task required of him/her. Approximately 70% of internship site supervisors reported strongly agreeing that students w http://chhs.unh.edu/rmp/accreditation
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

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NY

Ithaca College
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Janice Elich Monroe, Asscociate Professor
9 Hill Ctr, 953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-
Phone: (607) 274-3172 Fax: (607) 224-1943
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/
First Accredited: 04/12/1981
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: SLO 1: Students will demonstrate entry-level professional knowledge and skills
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Details/Description: For one week, students complete a Time Diary. The purpose of this assignment is to assist students in identifying their own leisure lifestyle, and determining what impact, if any, recreation, leisure and play have on their quality of life. Students utilize a journal and time log to record time spent in various leisure-based activities. In a written analysis students ". . . should reflect on the meaning of your leisure activities." Performance Criteria: 80 % of the student will achieve a grade of 80% or better on this assignment.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Summary of Results: Fall 2014 Time Diary Assignment Class average: (n=26) 94.5% Results: Performance Result: Met Actions to be taken: It is apparent that although students are performing well on the two designated assessment methods for SLO1.1 It is also
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: SLO 2: Demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate a program reflecting the application of knowledge of program planning principles and process.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Details/Description: Students are required to do a 120 service learning experience at a local agency focusing on the application of programming skills. Agency supervisor evaluate the students on eight criteria Performance Criteria: 80% of the student will receive a rating of A[apprentice (3) or better on all eight criteria
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: FALL 2014 Students had a average score of 4.5 on a five point scale on both their midterm and final evaluations which were completed by the agency supervisor. SPRING 2015 Students had a average score of 4.278 on a five point scale their midterm and fina
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: SLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to relate basic concepts, principles and procedures of management/administration within an agency experience.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Details/Description: Students are required to complete a 120 Service Learning Experience that focuses on administration of recreation programs. During this experience the agency supervisor acts as a mentor and evaluator of student performance. Assessment on eight performance measures is completed using a scale of one to five. See attached rubric Performance Criteria: 80% of the students will receive a Score of 3 or better
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Summary of Results: Student exceeded this criteria with score of 4 on all criteria. Results: Performance Result: Exceeded Actions to be taken: None Reflections/Notes : Students are meeting the criteria for having met the objective. There is some growth be http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/docs/RLSProgAssessReports/
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/

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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 2022
Options: A C D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Recreation and Leisure Studies required core courses
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate entry level knowledge of the scope, techniques, and processes to manage and facilitate group activities. Describe the history, movements, and understanding the philosophical foundations of recreation and leisure services.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Field visit, including professional interview-assessed by rubric Quiz Project-Assessed by rubric Activity Paper and Presentation-Assessed by rubric Exam addressing concepts of recreation personnel and resources Community Assessment-Assessed by rubric Exam addressing the history and milestones of the profession. Mid-term assessing the history of therapeutic recreation and milestones of the profession Exam that assesses concepts relative to the philosophical foundations of recreation and leisure
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Benchmark: 75% of the students will achieve a grade of 80% or higher Overall Results for 7.01: 89% of students achieved a grade of 80% or higher
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate age appropriate programs and special events inclusive of all persons.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Activity paper and presentation-Assessed by rubric Inclusive recreation project-Assessed by rubric Special event paper-Assessed by rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Benchmark: 75% of students will achieve a grade of 80% or higher Overall Results: 93% of students achieved a grade of 80% or higher
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Explain principles, procedures, and concepts of human resource management Apply principles and procedures relative to risk management, budget development, and marketing and promotion for facilities and areas within recreation and parks
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Exam which assesses principles applicable to human resource management Exam assesses general concepts and competencies of management Risk Management paper-Assessed by rubric Program budget for a day camp facility and presentation Special event paper-Assessed by rubric Major project-Assessed buy rubric
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Benchmark: 75% of students will achieve a grade of 80% or higher Overall results: 86% of students achieved a grade of 80% or higher http://www.sjcny.edu/files/images/COAPRT_2014-15-2.pdf
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjcny.edu/files/images/COAPRT_2014-15-2.pdf
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjcny.edu/academics/programs-departments/recreation-and-leisure-studies/professional-accr
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sjcny.edu/academics/programs-departments/recreation-and-leisure-studies/professional-accr

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State University of New York - Brockport
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Lynda Cochran
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
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at The College at Brockport has been accredited since 1987. The program offers an undergraduate Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with three concentration options: recreatio
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
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: Historical Timeline Assignment
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The benchmark was that 80% of students in the class would achieve an 80% or higher. For this standard, 97% of the students in the class achieved the benchmark.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to create a program plan based on principles in the program planning process.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Comprehensive Program Plan
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The benchmark was that 80% of students in the class would achieve an 80% or higher. For this standard, 95% of the students in the class achieved the benchmark.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be prepared to effectively recruit and select personnel for entry-level positions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Hiring Portfolio
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:The benchmark was that 80% of students in the class would achieve an 80% or higher. For this standard, 71% of the students in the class achieved the benchmark. http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/accreditation.html or http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/outcomes
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/accreditation.html or http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/outcomes
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/accreditation.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/index.html or http://www.brockport.edu/leisure/accreditation.html

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State University of New York - Cortland
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Program
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
Compliance Comments:
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
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 98
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will develop an understanding of the breadth of the discipline and career opportunities in leisure services and the roles of leisure service professionals in contemporary society.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Exam questions in REC 271-Foundations of Recreation. At least 80% of students must receive at least 70% on the relevant exams for the outcome to be successfully met.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 67 of 80 students scored 70% or better on relevant exams for an outcome of 84%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to design, deliver, and evaluate inclusive recreation services.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Written assignments in REC 293-Diversity and Inclusive Recreation Services: Inclusion Advocacy 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. 100% of students must receive at least 75% on these assignments for the outcome to be successfully met.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: For all three Inclusion Advocacy Assignments, 48 of 55 students scored 75% or better for an outcome of 88%.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to prepare a park management project or report demonstrating their ability to apply course concepts to real-world work of park management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Written assignment in REC 402-Recreation Resource Management: Students choose one of the following - a comprehensive maintenance plan for common type recreation resources; inventory and assessment of community parks and their conditions; development of classes of development and multiple level maintenance standards for common types of recreation resources; or an acquisition and maintenance planning considerations report for common types of recreation resources. At least 80% of students will receive at least 80% on this assignment for the outcome to be successfully met.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:40 of 54 students scored 80% or better on this assignment for an outcome of 74%. http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/recreation/accreditation.dot
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/recreation/accreditation.dot
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/recreation/accreditation.dot
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/recreation/accreditation.dot

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OH

Bowling Green State University
Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning Program
Contact Name: Stephen Langendorfer, Professor and Interim Director
Eppler Center 117 - School of HMSLS
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001
Phone: 419-372-7595 Fax: 419-372-0383
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/human-movement-sport-leisure-studies/tourism-leisure-event-planning.html
First Accredited: 10/05/1995
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: B. S. in Ed. in Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning Specialization
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge regarding the nature, scope, and historical foundation of tourism, event planning, and hospitality operations, appreciation of a service-oriented perspective, and skills for innovative practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Selected questions from comprehensive examinations administrated in TLEP 2150, Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning and internship evaluation from site supervisors for TLEP 4880, Internship (culminating experience)
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Data collected from comprehensive examination questions during fall 2014 shows 48.4% of students in TLEP 2150 demonstrated acceptable or richer achievement of Standard 7.01 with 51.6% not showing acceptable progress. During spring 2015, overall 49.1% of
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will identify the impact of tourism development by demonstrating skills in tourism marketing and management and appreciation for diversity, multiculturalism, and professional ethics plus leadership potential in tourism-related fields.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Selected questions from comprehensive examinations administrated in TLEP 2150, Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning and internship evaluation from site supervisors for TLEP 4880, Internship (culminating experience)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Overall, based upon the selected comprehensive examination questions during fall 2014 shows 68.2% of students in TLEP 2150 demonstrated acceptable or richer achievement of Standard 7.02 with 31.8% not showing acceptable progress. During spring 2015, ove
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will explain concepts, principles, and models of tourism while demonstrating marketing and management skills, appreciation of global tourism education, and demonstrating knowledge, skills and value related to innovative practice
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Selected questions from comprehensive examinations administrated in TLEP 2150, Introduction to Tourism and Event Planning and internship evaluation from site supervisors for TLEP 4880, Internship (culminating experience)
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Overall, based upon the selected comprehensive examination questions during fall 2014 shows 72.6% of students in TLEP 2150 demonstrated acceptable or richer achievement of Standard 7.03 with 27.4% not showing acceptable progress. During spring 2015, ove http://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/human-movement-sport-leisure-studies/tourism-lei
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/human-movement-sport-leisure-studies/tourism-lei
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/human-movement-sport-leisure-studies/tourism-lei
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/human-movement-sport-leisure-studies/tourism-lei

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Kent State University
Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management
Contact Name: Philip Wang, School of Exercise Leisure and Sport
316 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: (330) 672-0219 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
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management program prepares students for successful careers in a variety of leisure service settings. Graduates of the program find work opportunities at resorts, recreation centers, youth programs, parks and recreation d
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 86
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01 a: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the park, recreation, tourism professions and their associated industries. 7.01 b: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entr
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Internship Supervisor Evaluation of Students (Direct) Senior Exit Survey (Indirect) Written Assignment: Introduction to Recreation, Park and Tourism Fields (Direct)
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Internship Supervisor Evaluation of Students 1. Knowledge of Position: Understanding of the agency's mission and work, each staff member's place in the organization, and expectations of staff. (100%) 2. Productivity: Use of time, facilities, and available
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 7.02 a: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences. 7.02 b: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ab
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Internship Supervisor Evaluation of Students (Direct) Senior Exit Survey (Indirect) Written Assignment: Introduction to Recreation, Park and Tourism Fields (Direct)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Supervisor Internship Evaluation 1. Can conduct a needs assessment to enhance program development. (87%) 2. Develops goals and objectives appropriate to the population and program. (93%) 3. Ability to assess risk in a program and mitigate those challenges
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 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: Internship Supervisor Evaluation of Students (Direct) Senior Exit Survey (Indirect) Written Assignment: Introduction to Recreation, Park and Tourism Fields (Direct)
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Supervisor Internship Evaluation 1. Demonstrates an understanding of administrative and management theories and concepts. (93%) 2. Demonstrates an understanding of roles and responsibilities of leisure service manager(s) related to the delivery of leisure http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla/rptm
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla/rptm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.kent.edu/aal/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla/rptm/undergraduate

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Ohio University
Recreation Studies Program
Contact Name: Andy Szolosi, Assistant Professor
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 597-1757
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/undergrad/recreation-management/recreation-minor.cfm
First Accredited: 10/08/2000
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Housed within the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy, the Recreation Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to pursue careers in a variety of areas within the recreation and leisure service field. In addition to the Professional P
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Obtain a richer understanding of procedures and techniques commonly utilized for assessment of leisure needs.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: As a culmination to students efforts in carrying out a research and evaluation project, they prepare and submit a technical report that highlights all phases of their project (i.e., rationale, methods, results, and recommendations).
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: In 2015, 96.42% of students scored a 73% or higher on the assignment. The overall mean grade earned by students for the assignment was an 81.07%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Understand inclusive practices as they apply to the design and operation of recreation programs, services and facilities.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students must develop and submit a program plan that reflects an original inclusive recreation program that is at least two hours in length. Evaluation of the program plan occurs through a designated rubric that draws from specific required assignment components.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: In 2015, 84% of students scored at or above 73% on the assignment. The overall mean grade for the assignment was an 86.8%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Identify a variety of resources involved in managing recreation facilities that can assist a facility in becoming more financially and environmentally sustainable.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: To meet the following learning outcome, students carry out a basic energy audit that evaluates energy consumption. Reviews of this type have become an important evaluative tool for recreational organizations that are looking to reduce their energy consumption and achieve a certain level of cost-savings. Students efforts involve obtaining building demographic information, collecting energy usage data for a two week period, calculating utility cost for current light sources and energy efficient alternatives, and a payback period for proposed changes.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:In 2015, 80.95% of students scored at or above 73% on the assignment. The overall mean grade for the assignment was an 82.95%. http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/Recreation-Studies- Ac
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/Recreation-Studies- Ac
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/undergrad/recreationma
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/recreation-and-sport-pedagogy/undergrad/recreationma

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University of Toledo
Recreation Therapy Program
Contact Name: Ruthie Kucharewski, Professor
2801 W Bancroft St, MS 119
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: 419-530-2762 Fax: 419-530-4759
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.utoledo.edu/healthsciences/depts/health_rec/rectherapy/index.html
First Accredited: 04/03/1991
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: With over 155 undergraduate Recreation Therapy majors and over 50 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 persona
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.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Attainment of Learning Outcome 7.01a was assessed via the following assignments: journal, interview with a TR, practice model game, and TR website review and examinations. Each assessment measure includes a performance level of 70% of students documenting an 80% or above.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Performance level of 70% of students documenting an 80% or above. Results: Journal- 100%, documented an 80% or above Interview with a CTRS- 88%, documented an 80% or above Practice Model Game- 100%, documented an 80% or above TR Website Review- 100%, docu
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: Attainment of Learning Outcome 7.01a was assessed via the following assignments: survey data & presentation, evidence-based practice research paper and examinations.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Performance level of 70% of students documenting an 80% or above. Results: Survey & Data Presentation- 88%, documented an 80% or above Evidence-Based Practice Research Paper- 100%, documented an 80% or above Examinations- 82%, documented 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: Attainment of Learning Outcome 7.03 was assessed via the following assignments: discussion boards, learning modules, final project and examinations.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Performance level of 80% of students documenting an 80% or above. Results: Discussion Boards- 93%, documented an 80% or above Learning Modules- 90%, documented an 80% or above Final Project- 94%, documented an 80% or above Examinations- 91%, documented an http://www.utoledo.edu/healthsciences/depts/health_rec/rectherapy/pdfs/REC%20COAPRT%207%200%20b%20Se
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

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California University of Pennsylvania
Parks and Recreation Management Program
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 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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/significance of the individual to the outdoor recreation management field and their ability to present their prominent person to the class. Seventy-five percent of the grade was for the paper and 25% was awarded for the class presentation. Grading rubric is available. Additionally, a series of quiz and exam questions were created to test to assess students ability to identify prominent people in the field and recall their important contributions.
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 community needs, appropriateness of the design, feasibility of the proposed facility, meeting existing standards/codes/guidelines (if applicable), quality of drawings/sketches and long-term viability. These designs are rated by outside agency/organization volunteers, classmates and graded by the instructor.
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 Context (20 points) 3) Community Resources (20 points) 4) Community Population (20 points) 5) Community Comparisons (20 points) 6) Community Strategies (20 points) 7) Community Funding (20 points) 8) Conclusion. (5 points)
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. http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/Accreditation/index.htm
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/Accreditation/index.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/NRPA-Accreditation.htm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.calu.edu/academics/programs/parks-recreation/index.htm and http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/Accreditation/index.htm

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East Stroudsburg University
Recreation Services Management Program
Contact Name: Brad Seid, Professor
200 Prospect St
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2956
Phone: (570) 422-3028 Fax: (570) 422-3015
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.esu.edu/rsm
First Accredited: 10/01/1983
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 http://www4.esu.edu/academics/departments/recreation_leisure/student_outcomes.cfm
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www4.esu.edu/academics/departments/recreation_leisure/student_outcomes.cfm
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www4.esu.edu/academics/departments/recreation_leisure/undergraduate_program/index.cfm
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www4.esu.edu/academics/departments/recreation_leisure/undergraduate_program/index.cfm

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Lock Haven University
Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Julie Lammel, Associate Professor
107 Himes
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 484-2826 Fax: (570) 484-3025
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.lhup.edu/colleges/Business_Information/rec_management/index.html
First Accredited: 04/20/2006
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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. At LHU you can select among f
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 28
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession that is the focus of the RM Department, along with professional practices of that profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RECR425 Internship evaluations - As recognized by the agency internship supervisor. 80% of students will perform at a minimum level of Good (3).
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Met. On a 5 point scale (5=outstanding, 1= poor) 31/34 students performed at a level of good (3) or better in their RECR425 experience.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 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: RECR315 - Design and implementation of a recreation specific program. At least 70% of students will receive an 85% or higher based on the instructor evaluation
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Met. At least 70% of students received a grade of 85% or higher based in reviews from the instructor and from peer evaluation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to recognize basic facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: The assessment consists of six questions regarding student performance in relation to learning outcomes 7.02 a, b, and c. 70% of students will rate, on average, between 4 (agree) and 5 (strongly agree) on the RECR210 performance scale questions.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Met. On a 5 point scale (5=Strongly Agree, 1= Strongly Disagree), 90% of students performed at a level of Agree or Strongly Agree that they are able to design and program for the clientele at the agency. http://www.lhup.edu/colleges/Business_Information/rec_management/learningoutcomes.html
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.lhup.edu/colleges/Business_Information/rec_management/learningoutcomes.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.lhup.edu/colleges/Business_Information/rec_management/degreemills.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.lhup.edu/colleges/Business_Information/rec_management/accreditation.html

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Slippery Rock University
Parks and Recreation Program
Contact Name: John Lisco, Associate Professor
102 Patterson Hall
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2596 Fax: (724) 738-2938
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/2001
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: B D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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 a Park and Resource Mana
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Develop an awareness of the natural environment and sustainable practices
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Test questions on the final exam.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Students in the PREE 111 Foundations of Parks and Recreation II course, were given 20 exam questions relating to the conservation and preservation of protected areas. Of the 29 students, 96% scored 70% or higher on the 20 exam questions. Of the 29 student
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Examine and evaluate selected leisure service facilities and their delivery systems.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Green Mountain Project (Comprehensive Review)
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students in the Park and Resource Management (PREE 475) are required to review a comprehensive management plan addressing 10 problems in a particular park. This comprehensive project requires the students to critically think through the 10 problems connec
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Critically examine the challenges and trends facing the profession.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 2015 Park and Resource Management Exit Survey for graduating students in PREE 450 Internship in Parks and Recreation.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result:Graduating students in PRM were given an exit survey in the summer of 2015 as part of the PREE 450 Internship. Sixteen of the twenty-six (62%) graduating interns returned the survey. A departmental review of the survey data resulted in several programmati http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/ches/departments/parks-and-recreation
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/ches/departments/parks-and-recreation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/ches/departments/parks-and-recreation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.sru.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/ches/departments/parks-and-recreation

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Temple University
Sports and Recreation Management Tourism Program and Hospitality 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 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisoins required for Standards 2.01.02, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03, 3.05, 5.01, 7.04
Program Description: The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is the largest provider of tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation management education in the Philadelphia region and an international model for innovative teaching and research. Established in 1
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from STHM's Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) program will be able to apply a core body of discipline-specific knowledge to management situations.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: The learning outcome is assessed in a variety of ways within the Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) curriculum. For example, strategic analysis plan (STHM 2211), exam items (STHM 3216), Marketing plan (STHM 3296) and internship supervisor evaluation (Internship II).
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: During the 2014-2015 academic year, results suggest that SRM students are exceeding expected level of achievement. An average of 91.3% of SRM students scored 70% or higher on criterion for this outcome.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from STHM's Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) 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 assessed in a variety of ways within the Sport & Recreation Management SRM curriculum. For example, exam items (STHM 1113), case studies (STHM 4212), ethical position paper (STHM 4296) and internship supervisor evaluation (Internship II).
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: During the 2014-2015 academic year, results suggest that SRM students are exceeding expected level of achievement. An average of 88.8% of SRM students scored 70% or higher on criterion for this outcome
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from STHM's Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) 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 assessed in a variety of ways within the Sport & Recreation Management SRM curriculum. For example, strategic analysis plan (STHM 2211), reflection paper (STHM 3211), case studies (STHM 3212) and internship supervisor evaluation (Internship II).
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:During the 2014-2015 academic year, results suggest that SRM students are exceeding expected level of achievement. An average of 81.3% of SRM students scored 70% or higher on criterion for this outcome. http://sthm.temple.edu/about-sthm/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://sthm.temple.edu/about-sthm/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://sthm.temple.edu/about-sthm/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://sthm.temple.edu/about-sthm/accreditation/

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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:
First Accredited: 10/21/1984
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate 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
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Fall 2014 - 92% of students earned 80% or higher Spring 2015 - 45% of students earned 80% or higher
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design and plan recreation experiences for a diverse clientele
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 85% of students will earn an 80% or higher on the imaginary program plan project
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Fall 2014 - 92% of students earned an 80% or higher Spring 2015 - 100% of students earned an 80% or higher
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 75% or higher on the budgeting project
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Spring 2015 - 86% of students scored 75% or higher http://www.ycp.edu/academics/academic-departments/hospitality-recreation-and-sport-management/recrea
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.ycp.edu/academics/academic-departments/hospitality-recreation-and-sport-management/recrea
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

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Benedict College
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: Paula Shelby
1600 Harden St
Columbia, SC 29204-1058
Phone: (803) 705-4809
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/393
First Accredited: 10/07/2006
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited with Conditions
Compliance Comments:
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 was assessed through an exam in REC 330 (Admin. & Mgmt. Areas & Facilities).
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 http://www.benedict.edu/cms/?q=node/1135
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

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Clemson University
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Bob Brookover, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Outreach
263 LEHOTSKY HALL BOX 340735
Clemson, SC 29634-0735
Phone: (864) 656-2231 Fax: (864) 656-2226
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hehd.clemson.edu/PRTM/
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: PRTM at Clemson University was established in 1966, and accredited as a general program by COAPRT for almost 34 years. During 2013, the University successfully completed its 10-year national accreditation via Southern Accreditation of Colleges and Schools
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 91.4% 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 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: Objective, essay, and oral exams and comprehensive program planning project including planning, implementation, and evaluation portions of the project graded by a rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 98.6%, 99.3%, & 99.3% achieved a score of 70% or better on objective, essay, & oral exams respectively; 98.6%,100%, 95.9% 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:98.6%, 99.3%, & 99.3% achieved a score of 70% or better on objective, essay, & oral exams respectively; 100% achieved a score 70% or better on agency based case study; 98.6% achieved a score of 70% or better on written program plan http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/prtm/aboutus/accreditation.html
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

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TN

Middle Tennessee State University
Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies Program
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/programs/lsts
First Accredited: 10/11/1994
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions required for Standards 4.06, 3.05, 5.01, 5.04.02,
Program Description: The Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies major at Middle Tennessee State University offers specializations in recreation administration, outdoor recreation, sport studies, event planning, and tourism studies.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1) LSTS 3010 Letter to a Friend Assignment - 70% of class will score 70% or higher on the grading rubric 2) LSTS Major Field Test Questions 1- 26 - 70% of class answer Each question (1-26) correctly 3) LSTS 3010 final comprehensive exam Questions 1-26: 70
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 1) LSTS 3010 Letter to a Friend Assignment - 70% of class will score 70% or higher on the grading rubric 2) LSTS Major Field Test Questions 1- 26 - 70% of class answer Each question (1-26) correctly 3) LSTS 3010 final comprehensive exam Questions 1-26: 70% of class answer Each question (1-26) correctly
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 1) LSTS 3010 Letter to a Friend Assignment: spring 15 98% scored 70% or higher, fall 2015 85 % scored 70% or higher on the grading rubric. 2) LSTS Major Field Test Questions 1- 26 -Fall 15 70% or more answered Each question (1-26) correctly: Q1-93.75%, Q2
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 1) LSTS 3530 - Program Plan Project Manual (group) 2) LSTS 3380 - Disability and Diversity Learning Activities 3) Major Field Test Questions 31-67
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 1) LSTS 3530 - Program Plan Project Manual (group) - grading rubric 2) LSTS 3380 - Disability and Diversity Learning Activities - grading rubric 3) Major Field Test Questions 31-67: 70% of class answer Each question (31-67) correctly
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 1) LSTS 3530 - Program Plan Project Manual (group): spring 15 100% scored 70% or higher, fall 2015 100% scored 70% or 2) LSTS 3380 - Disability and Diversity Learning Activities: spring 15 73.6 scored 70% or higher, fall 2015 87% scored 70% or higher on
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 1) LSTS Internship Final Report 2) LSTS Major Field Test 100 Composite Score
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 1) LSTS Internship Final Report: 70% or more will score 70% or higher on the Internship Final report grade rubric. 2) LSTS Major Field Test Composite Score % correct from 100 Questions: 70% or more will score 70% or higher on the 100 question major field test.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:1) LSTS Internship Final Report will score 70% or higher on the grade rubric: Spring 15: LSTS 4901 100%, LSTS 4902 100%, LSTS 4903 100%; Summer 15: LSTS 4901 100%, LSTS 4902 100%, LSTS 4903 100%, LSTS 4904 100%; Fall 15: LSTS 4901 100%, LSTS 4902 100%, LS http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/lsts/#t-6
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/lsts/#t-6
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/lsts/#t-6
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/lsts/#t-2

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University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Recreation and Sport Management Program
Contact Name: Steven Waller, Assistant Professor
1914 Andy Holt Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996-4528
Phone: (865) 974-1279 Fax: (865) 974-8981
Contact Email:
School Website: http://krss.utk.edu/
First Accredited: 10/02/1983
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The undergraduate Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management. The Therapeutic Recreation concentration prepares students for employment
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will obtain 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, and 320. (Therapeutic Recreation)
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the industry by being able to apply appropriate concepts into practice. This will be measured by quiz and exam scores; individual presentations, group projects and reflection papers.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: On average 70% or higher of students achieved 80% or higher on quizzes, exams and related assignments related to this standard across core courses in both concentrations and can articulate a basic understanding of their fields (therapeutic recreation). W
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students obtain the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity from the following courses RSM 226, 326, 310, 420 430. (Therapeutic Recreatio
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Learning outcomes are assessed through quiz/exams, cases studies and application exercises in the previously designated courses. We are currently developing a more formal assessment plan to aid in this effort.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: On average 70% or higher of students achieved 80% or higher on quizzes, exams and related assignments related to this standard across designated courses in Therapeutic Recreation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students demonstrate their entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions from the following course RSM 430. (Therapeutic Recreation)
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Learning outcomes are assessed through quiz/exams, cases studies and application exercises in the previously designated courses. We are currently developing a more formal assessment plan to aid in this effort.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:On average 70% or higher of students achieved 80% or higher on quizzes, exams, case studies and related assignments related to this standard across designated courses in Therapeutic Recreation. http://ferpa.utk.edu/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://ferpa.utk.edu/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://krss.utk.edu/undergraduate/recreation-and-sport-management/coaprt/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://krss.utk.edu/undergraduate/recreation-and-sport-management/coaprt/

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TX

Texas A&M University
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Program
Contact Name: Scott Shafer, Professor
Dept of Recreation & Parks, 2261 Tamu
College Station, TX 77843-0001
Phone: (979) 845-3837 Fax: (979) 845-0446
Contact Email:
School Website: http://rptsweb.tamu.edu/
First Accredited: 10/26/1997
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Our bachelor of science program in parks, recreation and tourism is accredited by COAPRT.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 98
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: RPTS Learning Outcome 1.0 (Corresponds to COAPRT Standard 7.01): RPTS graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the scope of the profession, professional practice, and the history, scientific, and philosophical foundations of recreation, park and tourism in
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Standardized Exams in two classes, RPTS 201 and 340
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 99% exceeded cut score (RPTS 201) and 95% (RPTS 340)
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: RPTS Learning Outcome 2.0 (Corresponds to COAPRT Standard 7.02): RPTS graduates will be able to design, plan, and implement recreation and tourism experiences among a diversity of clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts. Domains include the following:
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Standardized Exam, RPTS 311
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 97% exceeded cut score
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: RPTS Learning Outcome 3.0 (Corresponds to COAPRT Standard 7.03): RPTS graduates will be able to understand and apply profession-related principles and practices of management and administration, including, Management history. Management functions (plannin
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Standardized Exam
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Scores exceeded targets for three of the four classes and exams (RPTS 304/423, 401, 403). 83% of the students passed the exam for RPTS 336. http://rpts.tamu.edu/academics/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpts.tamu.edu/academics/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpts.tamu.edu/academics/accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rpts.tamu.edu/academics/accreditation/

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Texas State University
Recreation Administration Program and Therapeutic Recreation Specialization Program
Contact Name: Jo An Zimmermann, Undergraduate Coordinator/ Associate Professor
601 University Dr, Jowers Center
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
Phone: (512) 245-1973
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/Divisions/Recreation-Administration.html
First Accredited: 04/20/1999
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Our mission 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. Thr
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 65
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate knowledge of scope of recreation programming practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 70% of student will earn a 70% or better on examination questions in REC 1310, Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: In Spring 2015 (77) and Fall 2015 (71) students completed the assessment. 118 (79.7%) met the standard of 70% or higher on the examination items measuring knowledge and scope of professional practice.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will successfully modify an existing recreation program.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students in REC 2336 will complete an assignment which requires them to modify an existing program to accommodate the needs of three different populations. The assignment will be evaluated based on the student's ability to articulate how diverse needs of each population were addressed in the modified program. Ninety percent of students will score 70% or better on this assignment.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Spring15 (n=16), Summer 15 (n= 60), and Fall 15 (n=13) students completed the assessment. 72 (91%) completed the assignment at 0% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate entry level human resource management functions
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: As measured through an administrative project during the internship and judged using a grading rubric and conducted by the instructor and agency supervisor, 80% of students will earn a 70 or better on the HR section of the project.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Spring (n=31), Summer (n=12), Fall (n=37) : total 80 students of which 85% (68) demonstrated appropriate HR functions for their settings. http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/

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UT

Brigham Young University
Recreation Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Neil Lundberg, Associate Professor
W453 Tanner Building
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: (801) 422-8914
Contact Email:
School Website: http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsrecm/
First Accredited: 10/22/1982
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions required for Standards 3.05, 5.01
Program Description: The Experience Industry Management program serves students by providing a spiritually enriching, stimulating, and rigorous educational environment preparing them for leadership and service in the fields of outdoor recreation, community recreation, commerc
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 83
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by profe
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Professional Exploration Assignment: Assignment and rubric reviewed by faculty colleagues and student teaching assistants. Desired average score for this assignment of 85%. Final Exam Questions # 29-50, 71-73: Each item was peer reviewed by colleague professor and student teaching assistants. Each exam item was also reviewed using ExamStat Item Analysis System. Desired average score for all items of 82%. Professional Development Plan: The object of this assignment is for students think critically about their desired experience industry career path and develop a plan to continue/begin progressing along this path as intentionally and immediately as possible. Desired average assignment grade of 85% or better. Case Studies: Seven cases were adopted for this course to key in on the application of management principles (experience staging, marketing, human resources, finances, strategy, and ethics) to recreation enterprises. In 2014-2015 four cases were written up with detailed case reports, while 3 other cases were discussed in class. Several of these cases were chosen from the Harvard Business Press. Average case scores will be 85% or better. Risk Management Project: Reviewed assignment requirements & rubric w/a teacher's assistant and former RECM 486 student who were both familiar with risk management designs and plans. Discussed assignment requirements with a licensed attorney who specializes in risk management evaluations and cases. Overall average Risk Management Project will be 85%. Exam Items: Each item was peer reviewed by colleague professor and student teaching assistants. Each exam item was also reviewed using ExamStat Item Analysis System. Average score for all items of 82%. Quizzes: Quiz questions were based upon content from the reading. Average quiz grade of 85%.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Professional Exploration Assignment: Average score of 88.1% (258 students over two semesters) for all assignments. This demonstrates that students are developing an understanding of the nature and scope of experience industry management professions. Fin
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: Exam Items: Revisions were made to the winter 2014 course. Shared exam items were developed across both sections of the course. Average score of 80%. Synthesis Case: The case was developed by Mat Duerden and then reviewed by Brad Harris before implementing in the class. Average score of 89% in section 001 and 82% in section 002.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Exam Items: Fall 2014 sec. 2 (n=18) – 89%. Winter 2015 sec. 1 (n=23) – 96% Synthesis Case: Average score of 89% in section 001 and 82% in section 002. This assignment was completed in class in groups. Both instructors felt it went well based upon student
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: Key Management Skills and Venue Analysis: Academic peers assessed content validity of the 5 Key Principles of Management paper and the Venue Analysis assignments. The leadership paper does indicate students recognized key management/leadership skills. The venue analysis assignment demonstrates students recognize venue management through the lens of experience staging, a key procedure for the experience industry profession. The average grade on the 2 items specific to content will be 85%. Case Studies: Seven cases were adopted for this course to key in on the application of management principles (experience staging, marketing, human resources, finances, strategy, and ethics) to recreation enterprises. Average case scores will be 85% or better. Capstone Project: This assignment has been reviewed by faculty across campus in a Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop to assess assignment face and criterion validity. Narrative descriptions were enhanced and revised using this feedback. Average assignment scores from content areas will be 85% or better.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Key Management Skills: Average assignment score: 88.9% (84 students). Based off of interviews student teams conducted with 6 - 8 managers, they determined management practices viewed as key to being a successful manager. I learned they were able to suffic https://learningoutcomes.byu.edu/Departments/college-departments/1007
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://learningoutcomes.byu.edu/Departments/college-departments/1007
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://learningoutcomes.byu.edu/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://learningoutcomes.byu.edu/Programs/unit-programs/1317

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University of Utah
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Program
Contact Name: Kelly Bricker, Professor/Director
1909 E South Campus Dr Rm 1085
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9307
Phone: (801) 585-6503 Fax: (801) 581-4930
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.health.utah.edu/prt/
First Accredited: 03/14/1979
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions for Standards 3.05
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 ind
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 53
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to locate and identify both traditional and alternative funding sources for public, private, and non-profit recreation agencies.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Application 3-Funding sources: 70% of students will score at 75% or above on this assignment.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Fall 2015, 97% of students earned 75% or above; Summer 2015, 80% of students earned 75% or above on this assignment
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to explain theories related to non-dominant groups or segments of the population.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Self - as other - assignment: 70% of students will score at 75% or above on this assignment.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Fall 2015, 88% of students earned 75% or above on the "Self as other Assignment."
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate essential managerial skills and techniques.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Manager Interview and Summary Assignment: 70% of students will score at 75% or above on the Manager Interview and Summary Assignment.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Fall of 2015: 95.6% of students scored above 75% on this assignment. http://www.health.utah.edu/parks-recreation-tourism/index.php
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.health.utah.edu/parks-recreation-tourism/index.php
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.health.utah.edu/parks-recreation-tourism/index.php
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.health.utah.edu/parks-recreation-tourism/index.php

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VA

George Mason University
Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Ellen Rodgers, Associate Dean
4400 University Drive, MS 4B4, 2300 Thompson Hall
Manassas, VA 20110-2201
Phone: (703) 993-2034 Fax: (703) 993-2082
Contact Email:
School Website: http://rht.gmu.edu
First Accredited: 10/12/2004
Next Review: Congress 2021
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentations and/or minior revisions are required for Standards 2.02, 2.05.03, 2.05.04, 3.05, 4.06, 5.01, 5.04.01
Program Description: 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 an
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the Recreation Management program shall demonstrate an ability to develop and articulate their personal philosophy of leisure, and broad awareness of the profession and associated industries.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Students are required to complete an Activity and Participation Log, entailing the monitoring and analysis of personal recreation and leisure activities and their expenses. Additionally, they are required to write a paper (with citations) documenting their personal philosophy of leisure, perspectives on participation and spending, and the relationship of these findings to the development of the profession and associated industries.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: In calendar year 2015, 100% of all Recreation Management students scored 70% or above on the PRLS 210 – Activity Participation and Economic Log.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the Recreation Management program shall complete and present (orally and in writing) a Program Plan that can be implemented and evaluated in future courses (including the internship).
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Students are required to develop a Program Plan comprising mission; program description; goals and objectives; operational criteria (e.g., accommodations; equipment/supplies; promotional website; staffing, venue, and activity plans); and evaluation tools to demonstrate the ability to design and implement services.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: In calendar year 2015, 100% of Recreation Management students scored 70% or above on the PRLS 310 - Written Program Plan.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the Recreation Management program shall demonstrate an ability to identify legal principles and rules of law governing federal civil rights law and their applicability to the discipline.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Students are required to complete four exams testing their understanding of liability issues. There is no comprehensive exam in the course, rather each covers an array of legal principles and rules of law. Exam #1 assesses knowledge of control test and negligence principles; standard care in negligence liability; and landowner and trespasser liability. Exam #2 assesses knowledge of sports coach liability; post-injury procedures liability; sports spectator liability; and sport participant liability and assumptions of risk; Exam #4 assesses knowledge of liability releases and waiver agreements; agency liability for sexual misconduct; supervision liability; and gender discrimination.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:In calendar year 2015, the average score for all students completing PRLS 460 Exams 1-4 was above 70%. Http://RHT.gmu.edu/accreditation/coaprt
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: Http://RHT.gmu.edu/accreditation/coaprt
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: Http://rht.gmu.edu/accreditation/coaprt
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://rht.gmu.edu

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Longwood University
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Susan Lynch, Professor
201 High St
Farmville, VA 23909-1801
Phone: (434) 395-2542
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.longwood.edu/hrk/8347.htm
First Accredited: 10/24/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) curriculum at Longwood University has been accredited since 1982 and is a stand alone program of study. The TR program has continued to maintain accreditation status and recently (2012) celebrated its 30th year of accredita
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will reflect in a comprehensive paper about theories and their personal therapeutic recreation philosophy and how it supports professional practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Written final comprehensive paper assessed by rubric
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 89% of the students scored 80% in the assessment of 7.01
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate competency in program leadership by designing and implementing a trip or outing for a local parks and recreation department.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: A program design project assessed through a rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 82.6% of the students scored at 80% or higher on the project.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification Exam. Students are required to take this exam in order to practice in the field. The data is obtained from a Prometric Report for the National office. 60% of students will perform at or above the m
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: NCTRC Exam
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:68% of students performed at or above the minimum acceptable competency level in Organization of TR/RT http://www.longwood.edu/hrk/55569.htm
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

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Old Dominion University
Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies Program
Contact Name: Eddie Hill, Assistant Professor
2016 Student Recreation Center
Norfolk, VA 23529-0196
Phone: (757) 683-6309 Fax: (757) 683-4270
Contact Email:
School Website: https://www.odu.edu/hms/academics/prt
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentation and/or minor revisions reqired for Standard 5.01
Program Description: Consistent with the university's, college's, and department's missions, Old Dominion University's Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies Program's philosophy is to create a recreation and tourism professional who has the necessary competencies to be an info
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Philosophy Statement Assignment: Students are to write their personal philosophy of leisure. The assignment assesses a student's understanding of recreation, leisure and play. Demonstrate ability to articulate in writing the importance of recreation and
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 70% of students will score a 70% or higher on the Philosophy Statement Assignment rubric. A score of 70% or higher indicates that the student has demonstrated the ability to articulate in writing the importance of recreation and leisure in relation to quality of life (both individually and societally). Rubric scores reflect a realistic and logical philosophy, written expression of personal opinions, and writing skills including grammar and spelling.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 92.17% of students scored a 70% of higher on the Philosophy Statement Assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Program Plan Assignment: Individually, students will create a 13-Step Programming Plan. Students will use the textbook, class assignments, and lectures to support their Program Plan. Each day of class will be used to review steps of the program plan. This
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 70% of students will pass with a 70% or higher score: A 70% pass on this assignment indicates that the student was able to properly design a program with appropriate descriptions, identification of a target audience, program formats, program areas, staffing, the establishment of goals and objectives, marketing and promotion, and cost-analysis. The rubirc assess the following areas: 1. Organizational profile; 2. Approach to programming; 3. Theoretical framework; 4. Value, mission, and vision; 5. Overview of community and characteristics of population served; 6. Design of program; 7. Program promotion and pricing; 8. Basic strategies for facilitating your program; 9. Program evaluation, and 10. Professional preparation.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 89.33% of students passed with a 70% or higher on the Program Plan Assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Budget Assignment: The assessment indicates whether students grasp budget components, know proper terminology and can create a budget.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 70% of students will pass with a 70% or higher score. A 70% pass on this Budget assessment indicates that students grasped budget components, know proper terminology and can create a budget. The rubric focuses on the accuracy and completeness of the assignment. Technical competence for writing and use of Excel are also measured.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:87.06% of students passed with a 70% or higher on the Budget Assignment. https://www.odu.edu/hms/academics/prt/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.odu.edu/hms/academics/prt/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.odu.edu/hms/academics/prt/accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.odu.edu/hms/academics/prt

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Radford University
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Program
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 2021
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department at Radford University has three concentrations: Tourism and Special Events, Recreation Therapy, and Outdoor Recreation. Our graduates primarily find employment in the Middle Atlantic States and the Southeast a
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 87
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Recreation, Parks and Tourism students will demonstrate competency in foundational knowledge associated with the profession by recalling, explaining, and recognizing: Theories and philosophies that support professional practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Embedded exam questions
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Results: 84 percent of Recreation, Parks and Tourism students scored 70 percent or better on the assessment question
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Program design, planning, and evaluation
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Project
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Results: 88 percent of Recreation, Parks and Tourism students scored 70 percent or better on a program design project.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Basic fiscal and human resource management skills
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Project and embedded exam questions.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Results: 100 percent of Recreation, Parks and Tourism students scored 70 percent or better on related test questions and course projects. http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/rcpt/assessment.html
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/rcpt/assessment.html
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/rcpt.html
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/rcpt.html

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Virginia Wesleyan College
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Doug Kennedy, Professor
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 455-3305 Fax: (757) 455-5739
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.vwc.edu/recreation-and-leisure-studies/index.php
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2021
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
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
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96
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 and Scope Exam
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Students averaged 83.
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: Activity Plan Projects
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students averaged 85
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations in relevant recreation related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Written Plan of Operation Project
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Students averaged 81 https://www.vwc.edu/recreation-and-leisure-studies/assessment.php
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://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

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WA

Eastern Washington University
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
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:
School Website: http://www.ewu.edu/pehr
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: Recreation and Leisure Services: The nationally accredited RCLS 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 agenci
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will write a personal ethics and philosophy statement on land management.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: Grading Rubric (also included a peer review process using the same rubric)
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Pass rate: 95% Average Grade: 85% One student did not complete the assignment - all others scored well. I worked out the peer review process on Canvas. Each student reviewed and scored three ethics statements from classmates. Next time I won't include the
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will observe a recreation program for people with disabilities. Students will then write a reflection paper regarding this experience.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: Grading Rubric
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Pass rate: 90% Ave. Grade: 83% Three students did not complete the assignment. Otherwise, students are doing a good job of completing the assignment and providing adequate observations and feedback. Continued reminders of the importance in locating a prog
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Facility Design Project: Students will research and design a recreation facility as part of a required term project. Students work in teams.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: Rubric
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Pass Rate: 100% Ave Grade: 92% Students did very well on this assignment. Had a 100% passing rate. I was concerned because we lost the Cheney Recreation Department connection because the Park Director left and there has not been a replacement hired. Ho http://www.ewu.edu/cale/programs/pehr/academic-accreditation.xml
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

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Western Washington University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Randall Burtz
516 High St, MS 9067
Bellingham, WA 98225-5946
Phone: (360) 540-5204
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.wwu.edu/pehr/Recreation/index.shtml
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: 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
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93
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 80% or more points on exam 1 & 2 covering course content on the nature and scope of the field of outdoor recreation. Because we are a generalist program, all of our cohort students take each of the four introductory courses in: a) outdoor, b) community, c) therapeutic recreation, and d) tourism. The RECR 272 course would be ensuring they have learned baseline knowledge in the area of outdoor recreation, and our overall assessment plan has as a direct measure the average exam scores for each these introductory courses to ensure they are learning this material.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 76% of the 62 students taking the course scored above 80% for their combined scores on exams 1 and 2 in the course. Of the total of 164 data points, a total of 34 exam scores were 79 or below.
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 project, including the sequenced assignments (a) logic model, b) evaluation questions, c) literature review, d) developing a questionnaire, e) pilot testing the questionnaire and analyzing the data) that were to be included in the final proposal write-up. --75% receive 80% or more points on the aggregate assignment scores.
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Assignments = 95% of students received an average score of 80% or above on the aggregate score of this assignment and associated components.
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 80% or more points on the on the combined Exam 1 and Exam 2 scores.
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:A total of 51 of the 64 combined scores on exams 1 and 2 were above 80% (80%). https://chss.wwu.edu/hhd/assessment-survey
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://chss.wwu.edu/hhd/assessment-survey
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://chss.wwu.edu/hhd/coaprt-accreditation
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://chss.wwu.edu/hhd/coaprt-accreditation

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WI

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Recreation Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Gretchen Newhouse Berns,
1725 State St, 2051 Health Science Center
La Crosse, WI 54601-3374
Phone: (608) 785-8209
School Website: http://www.uwlax.edu/sah/rmtr/index.htm
First Accredited: 04/06/1988
Next Review: Congress 2022
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments:
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation offers degrees in both Recreati ton Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the Bachelors and Masters level. Recreation Management students are trained to assume middle management positio
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 1. Understanding of the variety of professional specialization areas available in the field of recreation. 2. Understanding of the variety of professional organizations available in the field of recreation. 3. Understanding of current issues and trends in
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: 80% of students achieve a 70% or better on the Leisure Services Delivery Systems Unit Exam Developed from Russell readings, and lecture developed form Russell and McLean & Hurd.
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: FA 15: 89% (n=26/29) of students achieved 70% or better on Unit Exam No action is being taken at this time. Faculty will continue assessment of learning outcomes each semester in this class.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 1. Develop an understanding of the development of goals and objectives for recreation program/event development. 2. Understand the key components in program event design and implementation 3. Understand and use recreation resources to meet the leisure nee
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: 80% of students to achieve a 70% or better on Individual Program Proposal
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% of students scored 70% or better No action is being taken at this time. Faculty will continue assessment of learning outcomes each semester in this class.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Understand the management process as it relates to leisure service organizations.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: 95% of students to achieve a 70% or better on each exam 1. Exam 1 (entire exam) 2. Exam 2 (entire exam)
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:78.6% (11 out of 14 students) achieved 70% or better on Exam 1, 64.3% (9 out of 14) achieved 70% or better on Exam 2. Previous iterations have shown progression from Exam 1 to Exam 2, as in Fall 2014. However, results from Exam 1 consistently indicate we https://www.uwlax.edu/Rec-Management-and-Therapeutic-Rec/Student-Outcomes/
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.uwlax.edu/Rec-Management-and-Therapeutic-Rec/Student-Outcomes/
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.uwlax.edu/Rec-Management-and-Therapeutic-Rec/Accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: https://www.uwlax.edu/rec-management-and-therapeutic-rec/

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WV

Shepherd University
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Greg Place, Assistant Professor
PO Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000
Phone: (304) 876-5200 Fax: (304) 876-5062
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.shepherd.edu
First Accredited: 10/13/2014
Next Review: Congress 2021
Status: Accredited
Compliance Comments: Additional documentations and /or minor revisions required for Standardes 3.02
Program Description: The Recreation & Sport Studies Baccalaureate Degree in the HPERS department at Shepherd University focuses on the management of Recreation and Sport professions. The curriculum consists of core courses that prepare students for a variety of careers in the
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Program Objective #1: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the histories, philosophies, and various professions associated with Recreation and Leisure.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method: RECR 450 (Internship): Students to complete philosophy of Recreation statement as part of exit survey (75% of students will assessed at 80% or higher).
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: Students assessed at "acceptable” (80% or higher): Spring, 2015 44%, Summer, 2015 – 47%, & Fall, 2015 – 52%. Improvement shown as greater emphasis is being applied.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will possess the ability to design, plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of programs and activities in fields of Recreation, sport, outdoor recreation and/or therapeutic recreation related to diversity and inclusion
Outcome 2 Assessment Method: RECR 336 (Inclusion Course): Students will now be measured on their ability to design, plan, implement, and evaluate an inclusion model focused on diversity & inclusion (75% to be assessed at 80% or higher).
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students assessed at "acceptable" (80% or higher): Designing: Spring 2015: 76.5% / Planning: Spring 2015: 76.5% / Evaluating: 76.5%. Plans are in place to change projects used in this assignment to include the implementing portion of the objective.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of programmatic and facility management/ administration in recreation, leisure, and sport.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method: RECR 320 (Facility Course): Student reflection of learning experience and knowledge regarding operations and management of recreation facilities through a site visit (75% will be assessed at 80% or higher).
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:Students assessed at "acceptable" (80% or higher): Section 1 of RECR 320: Spring 2015 – 72% & Section 2 of RECR 320: Spring 2015 81%. http://www.shepherd.edu/wordpress-1/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Recreation-and-Sport-Assessment-Plan.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.shepherd.edu/wordpress-1/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Recreation-and-Sport-Assessment-Plan.
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.shepherd.edu/hpers-accreditation/
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: http://www.shepherd.edu/hpers-accreditation/

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