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COAPRT Accredited Academic Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion 4, Denial: Accreditation not granted/withdrawn 

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AR
back to top Arkansas Tech University
Recreation and Park Administration
Contact Name: Cathi McMahan, Interim Department Head
1205 N El Paso Ave
Russellville, AR 72801-8817
Phone: (479) 968-0385 Fax: (479) 968-0600
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.atu.edu/prha/
First Accredited: 03/20/1997
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation program was established at Arkansas Tech University in 1965 as part of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER). The first Bachelor of Science degrees in Recreation were conferred in 1966. The Recreation Program was moved out of the HPER Department in 1968 and designated as the Department of Recreation and Park Administration. The Recreation and Park Administration Program was first accreditated by the Council on Accreditation (National Recreation and Park Association and American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation in 1997. The program was reaccredited in 2002, 2007, and 2012. The Recreation and Park Administration Program offers five areas of emphasis for students: Natural Resource, Recreation Administration, Interpretive Naturalist, Therapeutic Recreation, and Turf Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 60
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Demonstrate the ability to apply foundational knowledge to make professional decisions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 86% of students successfully demonstrated the ability to apply foundational knowledge to make professional decisions during thier internship (70% specification level).
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate the ability to lead recreation programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 2 Result: 93% of students received a rating of 2 or above (out of a 3 point scale) for leading a program during their internship.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and procedures of infastructure management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 75% of students completed the Appletown Simulation Project with a score of 70% or higher.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

AZ
back to top Arizona State University
Parks and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Kathleen Andereck, Director
411 N Central Ave Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2144
Phone: (602) 496-1056 Fax: (602) 496-0953
Contact Email:
School Website: http://scrd.asu.edu
First Accredited: 10/11/1994
Next Review: Congress 2014
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Parks & Recreation Management program provides an interdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas and community based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The curriculum combines classroom instruction with field experiences and covers parks and recreation policy, programming, planning, management, communication, inclusive services, and history. The PRM program prepares students for professional positions in variety of public, private, and nonprofit organizations. This degree program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This academic program also offers a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Understand the types of leisure service organizations, career opportunities, professional responsibilities, and contemporary issues within parks and recreation, nonprofit leadership management, tourism development, and therapeutic recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Results available early 2014.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Demonstrate, through writing, the ability to gather, interpret, and critically analyze ways users interact with the environment in a variety of settings
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Assignment 1 - Class Average 82%; Assignment 2 - Class Average 83%; Assignment 3 - Class Average 80%; Assignment 4 - Class Average 89%; Assignment 5 - Class Average 88%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Understand the overall process of the planning model and its application to the organizational philosophy of service, nature of organizational goals and objectives
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The Significance Statement Assignment has not yet been graded for this semester in the Administration of Parks and Recreation class. Results available early 2014.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Northern Arizona University
Parks and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Charles Hammersley, Associate Professor
PO BOX 15016
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-0001
Phone: (928) 523-2650 Fax: (928) 523-2275
Contact Email:
School Website: http://nau.edu/
First Accredited: 10/19/1999
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Recreation coursework was first offered at Northern Arizona University in 1961, as a part of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Program. In 2003 the PRM program merged with the Geography and Public Planning Department to form a new academic unit. In 2004 the Geography, Planning and Recreation Department (GPR) moved to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. PRM currently has 7 full time faculty and approximately 286 majors. In 1999 the PRM program offered its first online course (PRM 220 Introduction to Parks and Recreation Management). We offered an online Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) Certificate in 2001 and the first online Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management in 2003. We began offering innovative 2 year and 3 year degree completion progression plans in Fall of 2012.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 53
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The students will demonstrate an understanding of a variety of modern and ancient philosophical approaches to recreation and leisure; connect life experiences and individual values to core philosophical concepts in relationship to recreation and leisure;
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 69% of students received a 70% or higher.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate their ability to develop a comprehensive Recreation Program Plan proposal where they can integrate their personal creativity with the theoretical concepts of program design elements into a synthesized workable
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 69% of students received a 70% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to correctly develop a set of goals (5) and objectives (10) for a municipal recreation center.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 80% of students received a 70% or higher
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

CA
back to top California State University-Fresno
Recreation Administration & Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Nancy Nisbett, Associate Professor and Chair
M/S PH103 5310 N CAMPUS DRIVE
Fresno, CA 93740-0001
Phone: (559) 278-7886 Fax: (559) 278-5267
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Administration was established at Fresno State in 1959. It is our mission to prepare students in the breadth and depth of the leisure service industry and profession. Our nationally accredited and competency based curriculum centers on relevant project-based and experiential learning methods designed to foster career preparation. Students graduating from our Department will be able to implement recreation programs and manage facilities serving diverse populations. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Minor in Recreation Administration. Five option areas are available: Adventure Recreation and Tourism, Commercial Recreation and Event Planning, Community Recreation and Youth Services, Sports and Entertainment Facility Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. Additionally, the Department offers four certificates which are open to majors and non-majors: Serving At-Risk Youth, Adventure Based Programming, Special Event Planning, and Sports and Entertainment Facility Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 63
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Graduates report program's success in developing entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession, organizations, and professional practices
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: All questions related to this outcome scored above 80%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: organization, implementation, and evaluation components) for an organization in the Bay Area
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The aggregate score was 88%, indicating overall competency. Looking at individual areas, competency was noted in facilitate/leadership techniques for diverse clientele and adapting programs, conceptualization and objective development were weaker.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students demonstrate the ability to develop an operating budget proposal and present the results.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Proposals included a cover letter, Excel data sheets, and graphics to highlight key points. Scores ranged from 74 to 95 (out of 100, m 86.6). All students met the assessment goal, however weaknesses were noted in data presentation skills.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California State University - Long Beach
Recreation Program and Recreation Therapy Program
Contact Name: Joanne Conley, Director of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
1250 N BELLFLOWER BLVD
Long Beach, CA 90840-4903
Phone: (562) 985-4068 Fax: (562) 985-8154
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/23/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) is one of 12 discreet departments in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at California State University Long Beach, which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1965, the department has been in existence for 48 years serving undergraduate and graduate populations. The Department has been accredited through the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) for over 30 years. RLS offers two programs of study: a Bachelor’s of Arts in Recreation with concentrations in Community Recreation, Parks and Outdoor Recreation Resource Management, Campus Recreation and Student Services, or Tourism Management; and, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Recreation with an option in Recreation Therapy.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01 - Students demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical foundations of Recreation, and indicate which philosophical traditions they most strongly identify with.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Results: 96% Scored 80% or above on the content areas of the rubric.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02:
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Results: 89% scored 79% or higher on the final project
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 7.03 -Students are able to apply legal principals, develop a risk management plan for a recreation service provider.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Results - 82% of the students achieved 80% or better on the Risk Management Plan.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California State University - Sacramento
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Greg Shaw, Department Chair
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2605
Phone: (916) 278-2936 Fax: (916) 278-5053
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csus.edu
First Accredited: 10/27/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration is part of the College of Health and Human Services. We are a department of approximately 300 majors, mostly undergraduate (about 270 students). The program has two concentrations, Recreation and Park Management and Recreation Therapy. Students in Recreation and Park Management focus on commercial, community and outdoor areas, although all students (including RT) take a common core. There are nine tenure-track faculty, one full-time lecturer and depending on the semester, between two and twelve part-time lecturers. The department was one of the first on campus to develop portfolio assessment for undergraduates, and alumni are very well represented in recreation agencies in the greater Sacramento region. The program is currently experiencing rapid growth and has strong support from the college dean.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 54
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students are able to demonstrate skills in program strategies and will have the ability to organize and conduct leisure programs and services in a variety of recreation settings. This outcome is measured directly by written assignment evaluation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Approximately 80% of students completed the assignment with 70% or higher results.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: collaboratively in small groups to develop a comprehensive Recreation Program
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 81% of students scored 80% or higher for this outcome.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: objectives (10) for a municipal recreation center.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: For the past year, students have completed this outcome with a success rate of approximately 75%. Students have continual opportunities to improve on this skill in more advanced courses and during their internships.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California Polytechnic State University
Recreation Administration Program
Contact Name: William Hendricks, Head
Recreation Parks & Tourism Admin Dept
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: 805-756-1288 Fax: (805) 756-7508
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.calpoly.edu
First Accredited: 04/08/1986
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration major is a highly impacted major with over 300 students, six full-time and 11 part-time faculty. The major offers four concentrations including Hospitality and Tourism Management, Event Planning and Management, Outdoor, Adventure, and Resource Recreation, and Sport Management. Students may also select an area of study in Community Services Management. Students and faculty embody the department’s vision of promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting memorable places, and facilitating life-enhancing experiences for individuals, communities, and the global society.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 84
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students demonstrate the ability to analyze scholarly journal articles and how recreation, parks, and tourism professionals could apply the information to practice.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The mean score was 92.42 with a low of 82 and a high of 98.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate their ability to present in a professional manner addressing areas such as presentations skills, ctritical thinking skills, and providing recommendations/ conclusions for decision making based on data.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: A standard of 80% was established for five criteria: complete presentation, grammar/writing, complete summary, critical/insightful discussion, and appropriate list of conclusions and recommendations. The students met the standard on 5 of 7 measures.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their ability to identify, understand and apply management principles.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The students met the established standard of 80% correct responses on 12 of the 14 items.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California State University - Chico
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Laura McLachlin, Professor
YOLO 173 DEPT OF RECREATION
Chico, CA 95929-0001
Phone: (530) 898-5227 Fax: (530) 898-6557
School Website: http://recdept.csuchico.edu/recr/
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: A B C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Parks Management has nearly 500 majors in five undergraduate advising patterns. Fifteen diverse and dedicated faculty members strive to ensure the best professional education so graduates can motivate others to enrich their lives through the constructive use of leisure. The goal of the department is to prepare liberally educated individuals with philosophical and practical approaches to the provision of recreation services and facilities based on the latest methods and techniques. Students learn to be receptive to varying points of view, proficient in a broad spectrum of software, and skilled in communication and interpersonal relations. Students serve full-time internships with public recreation agencies, private or commercial recreation businesses, hotels and resorts, therapeutic programs, or parks and natural resource-related agencies. The department recently expanded the department core to better align the current accreditation standards. The program is accredited by COAPRT through 2019.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 70
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students demonstrate entry-level knowledge of 7.01 concepts through a Core Knowledge Questionnaire (CKQ), Pre/Post-test.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 82% met or exceeded baseline on post-test.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Plan proposal where they can integrate their personal creativity with the
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 2 Result: Results: Mean increase from Fall 2012 of 4.29 to a mean of 4.36 in Spring 2013
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate competnecy in the following areas: 1) Budget Prospectus/Defense of Budget and four examinations: 2) financial transactions, 3) budget balancing, 4) proforma, and 5) cash flow.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Percentage exceeding 70% baseline for each measure: Budget Prospectus, 98%; Exams on financial transacts, balance, proforma, 100%; exam on cash flow, 89%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

San Francisco State University
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Patrick Tierney, Professor
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
Phone: (415) 338-2030
Contact Email:
School Website: http://recdept.sfsu.edu/
First Accredited: 10/11/1990
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism offers a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration, a M.S. in Recreation and a certificate in Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration. The 51 unit undergraduate program has a foundation core of 30 units, six units of electives in one of four emphasis areas (Community Recreation and Health; Event Planning, Tourism and Commercial Recreation; Nonprofit Recreation; Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Natural Resources), and a senior capstone internship of 15 units.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to Identify three (3) historical milestones that have happened within our profession, and explain the impact and implications to the leisure service delivery system
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Data collection and results will be available Fall 2014.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02:
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Data collection and results will be available Fall 2014.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their understanding of and ability to apply legal and effective strategies to resolve a workplace issue regarding an employee discipline issue
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Data collection and results will be available Fall 2014.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

San Jose State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Jack Wall, Interim Chair Health Sciences and Recreation
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Phone: 847-542-4479 Fax: (408) 924-5892
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/
First Accredited: 04/13/1987
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Health Science and Recreation is one of 11 discreet departments and 3 programs in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) at San Jose State University. The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has been in operation since 1945, is the oldest recreation department in the State of California, and the second oldest program in the country (preceded only by the University of Minnesota). The first graduating class was in 1947. The academic discipline of recreation has been accredited since 1987. The department offers one undergraduate major: B.S. in Recreation with three pathways to graduation; BS in Recreation; BS in Recreation: Concentration in Recreation Management; BS in Recreation: Concentration in Recreation Therapy. The two concentrations share a common core curriculum, yet each requires a distinct total number of units within a Bachelor of Science degree.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 0
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the key factors guiding the delivery of leisure services to persons with disabling conditions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 96.6% of students scored 70% or higher Regarding the understanding of key factors guiding the delivery of leisure services to persons with disabling conditions, 80% of Recreation majors scored 70% or higher.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: theoretical concepts of program design elements into a synthesized workable
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students scored 80% or higher on the overall assignment Recreation majors demonstrate abilities to successfully develop, implement, and evaluate recreation programs with 100% of students scoring 80% or higher.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will understand of the ethical principles and professionalism required for strategic management and operations.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students scored 80% or higher on the overall assignment Recreation majors who analyze issues of professionalism and ethics during a site visit to a public meeting or hearing, 93% score 70% or higher.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

CO
back to top Metropolitan State College of Denver
Recreation Professions Program
Contact Name: Ann Diker, Department Chair
PO Box 173362, Campus Box 33
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: (303) 352-4253
Contact Email:
School Website: http://msudenver.edu
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Our four-year undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Professions with concentrations in Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or as a Recreation Generalist. Knowledge is gained through quality classroom instruction and practical experiences preparing students for professional placement in the recreation and park service industry. The Recreation Professions program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT), and COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHEA).
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students in the TR concentration will be able to demonstrate and apply Foundational Knowledge (background, diagnostic groupings, theories and concepts), Practice of TR (strategies and guidelines, assessments, documentation, implementation), Organization
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification school pass rate for 2010-2012 testing period is 100%.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of diverse community-based projects and recreational facilities by completing a comprehensive examinations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 84% of students taking the Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Resources (RECR 3840) comprehensive exam received a C or higher in 2013.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students 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.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Final internship performance evaluations reveal the average rating of overall quality for students by agency supervisors was 4.35 on a 5 point scale with 100% of students receiving a satisfactory completion.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

GA
back to top Georgia Southern University
Recreation and Tourism Management
Contact Name: James Bigley, Associate Professor
PO Box 8034
Statesboro, GA 30460-1000
Phone: (912) 681-5601 Fax: (912) 681-0276
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/hositality
First Accredited: 04/07/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Recreation is an academic program designed to provide a sound, basic education in the fundamental disciplines of Community Leisure Services, Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism Management. There is an emphasis on the application of theory and basic principles as preparation for professional positions in the multi-faceted fields of recreation. Students learn about the philosophies of leisure, recreation, and tourism in North America and globally, and the importance of these philosophies in affecting a broad range of human behaviors throughout the life cycle. The mission of the undergraduate program includes environmental awareness, an understanding of the dimensions of planning, programming, and managing recreation, therapeutic and tourism services, and an appreciation for the positive implications of recreation and tourism services in contemporary society.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 94
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Student will demonstrate knowledge of the following topics: definitions of recreation, leisure and play; and the identification and explanation of Leisure Service Delivery System providers
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 79.4% of students scored 70% or higher on questions pertaining to recreation, leisure, and play. 59.0% of students scored 70% or higher on questions pertaining to the identification and explanation of Leisure Service Delivery System providers.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate a festival benefitting local and regional communities comprised of culturally diverse populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 99% of students scored 70% or higher on evaluation measures designed to assess student performance in the provision of service and experience opportunities for participants.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to develop excel based cost data and cost-volume-profit tables as financial management tools.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 59% of students scored 70% or higher on evaluation measures designed to assess student performance in the development of financial management tools.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

IA
back to top University of Northern Iowa
Division of Leisure, Youth and Human Services
Contact Name: Julianne Gassman, Chair of the Division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services
203 WRC UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0001
Phone: (319) 273-2204 Fax: (319) 273-5958
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Leisure as a profession focuses on the principles underlying recreational and leisure activities, and the practices involved in providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services for the general public. These leisure services take place in outdoor recreation, parks and recreation, therapeutic recreation programs for people with disabilities, campus recreation, commercial recreation, travel and tourism, and youth serving organizations. Youth Services as a profession focuses on engagement of children and youth in structured and unstructured activities that contributes to individual development and community enhancement at the local, national, and international levels. Human services as a profession focuses on addressing individual and community needs by providing services centering on prevention as well as remediation of human and community problems, as well as improving overall quality of life.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate leadership principals, theories, and techniques for effective leadership of programs, activities, employees, and volunteers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 93% of students earned a passing grade of a C or better
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the processes related to research and evaluation as encountered in leisure, youth, and human services.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 80% of students received scores of 70%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of 40 different areas related to this standard.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: Eighty percent (80%) of students self report that they have gained an adequate understanding to exceptional understanding in 75% of the 40 different competent areas (e.g. marketing tools and techniques, leadership styles, programming principles and formats).
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

ID
back to top University of Idaho
Recreation Program Unit
Contact Name: Daniel Campbell, Director of Assessment & Accreditation
PO Box 442401
Moscow, ID 83844-2401
Phone: 208-885-5014
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/19/1989
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited with Conditions
Program Description: The Recreation program in the College of Education provides students with the skills to help people of all ages lead active, healthy lifestyles through community recreation, parks, tourism, outdoor adventure and other activities. As the only accredited recreation program in Idaho, and one of only three accredited programs in the Northwest, students will upon graduation will be eligible to sit for national certification. Students will also possess the expertise and training to improve the quality of life for people of all ages. University of Idaho’s active partnerships with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Idaho Recreation and Park Association will give students the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field and learn the necessary leadership skills and industry practices first-hand.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Tentative Learning Outcome (New LO's this year following Program Redesign) -The students understand how to successfully plan and evaluate recreation programs in various community settings.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Findings are pending as this is a new outcome
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Tentative LO Students are able to create inclusive recreation activities for individuals from diverse populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Findings are pending as this is a new outcome
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Tentative LO Students understand and have the opportunity to develop management skills in planning, budgeting, and facility management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Findings are pending as this is a new outcome
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

IL
back to top Illinois State University
Recreation and Park Administration Program
Contact Name: Brent Beggs, Program Director
CAMPUS BOX 5121
Normal, IL 61790-0001
Phone: (309) 438-5753 Fax: (309) 438-5561
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.kinrec.illinoisstate.edu/rec_park_admin
First Accredited: 10/04/1985
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service. The faculty includes eight tenure track faculty members and two non-tenure track positions and is committed to preparing students to deliver quality leisure and recreation experiences to citizens of all ages and skill levels in diverse community settings. With nearly 300 students currently in the program, recreation and park administration continues to be a highly desirable major at Illinois State University.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 7.01.01: Entry Level Competencies Measure: 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 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 56 out of 57 interns (99%) achieved this score
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate competency in program planning.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 99 of 101 students (98%) scored 70% or better on this assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their understanding of management concepts.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Over the last three years, 87% of alumni that have taken the CPRP exam have passed which is 5% higher than the national average of other accredited programs.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of Saint Francis
Contact Name: Sydney Sklar, Associate Professor
500 Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
Phone: (815) 740-3691 Fax: (815) 740-4285
Contact Email:
School Website: https://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/recreation-administration/
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management major is comprised of a common core of courses and offers tracks in community recreation and park resources, therapeutic recreation, sport operations management, and tourism and hospitality management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of scope, practices, and foundations of the profession
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 91 percent of students met or exceeded a score of 70% or better, and 39 percent of students achieved a score of 80% or better, on an assignment evaluating their comprehension, synthesis, and application of the relationship between a historic federal act a
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100 percent of students met or exceeded a score of 80% or better on an assignment evaluating their ability to design, implement, lead, and deliver recreation programs.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100 percent of students met or exceeded a score of 80 percent on an assignment evaluating their ability to write an entry-level facility operations risk management plan.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Program
Contact Name: Laurence Chalip, Professor, Department Head
1206 S 4th St Ste 104
Champaign, IL 61820-6958
Phone: (217) 333-4410 Fax: (217) 244-1935
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uiuc.edu
First Accredited: 04/20/2006
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The University of Illinois program recognizes recreation, sport and tourism is symbiotic facets of a single industry. Foundation lower division courses focus on the behaviors, motives, attitudes, and values that drive consumer choices and preferences in the industry. Lower division work also includes introductory courses in each facet of the industry. Upper division courses develop student skills in financing, marketing, management, and strategy for the industry. Coursework often includes significant work with and for industry partners. An internship capstones the curriculum.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Core courses related to Std 7.01 were identified Pre/posttest instruments were administered to measure the degree of change in competencies as a result of participation Competencies were further explored in a sr survey/survey of internship preceptors
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 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 every course in which a pretest-posttest instrument was delivered.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from RST complete a programming course RST300. Capstone experiences require students to collaborate with an agency to deliver an event. Instructor/agency partner observe/evaluate student performance, provided feedback and a grade.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Faculty identified an average score of 75% would constitute 'satisfactory' evidence that the learning outcome had been achieved. Every group in the sample met these performance criteria.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Core courses related to Std 7.03 were identified Pre/posttest instruments were administered to measure the degree of change in competencies as a result of participation Competencies were further explored in a sr survey/survey of internship preceptors
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
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 every course in which a pretest-posttest instrument was delivered.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Western Illinois University
Contact Name: Daniel Yoder, Professor
Currens Hall 400
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1541 Fax: (309) 298-2967
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.wiu.edu
First Accredited: 10/13/1978
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) meets the challenge of providing meaningful leisure experiences to an ever changing population through a multifaceted curriculum, innovative instructional techniques, and professional learning experiences designed to prepare students for leadership roles in a variety of professional settings.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 72
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be familiar with the biographies of three historical figures in the field of parks and recreation
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: New outcome. No result of outcome measure at this point
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will know the process of evaluating a recreation program
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: New measure of student learning. No result of outcome measure at this point.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will design a budget for a recreation program
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: New outcome measure. No result of outcome measure at this point.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Eastern Illinois University
Recreation Administration
Contact Name: William Higelmire, Professor & Chair
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920-3011
Phone: (217) 581-3018 Fax: (217) 581-7804
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.eiu.edu/~recadmin/
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: This department offers a Bachelor of Science in recreation administration as well as an option in therapeutic recreation and a minor in recreation administration.The Recreation Administration department offers many opportunities for the recreation major to learn through hands-on experience and critical analysis. Targeted experiences are provided to guide the student in developing skills, knowledge and competencies required for entry-level recreation professionals. Through this experiential approach to learning, students gain insight into current issues and practices in the field. These activities include: Special Olympics, adventure recreation, university special events, and community outreach.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 25
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will identify procedures and formulas associated with qualitative data collection (focus groups, interviews, observations, etc.)
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 93% of students met this goal.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare recreation activities for program participants for afterschool programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 96% of students met this goal.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of organizational vision, mission, goals, and values.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 75% of students met this goal.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Chicago State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: June Shingles, Associate Professor, Director of Recreation Program
9501 S King Dr, Idc 219
Chicago, IL 60628-1501
Phone: (773) 995-3779 Fax: (773) 995-3644
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.csu.edu
First Accredited: 03/31/2003
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Program (BS degree) at Chicago State University serves an urban community traditionally underrepresented in parks, recreation, and leisure higher education and the recreation and leisure profession. The Recreation Program provides quality undergraduate education and partners with a wide variety of recreation and leisure providers within the Chicago Metropolitan Area to enhance student education and provide the leisure profession with sensitive, knowledgeable, and diverse professionals in a variety of recreation and leisure areas. The faculty provides knowledge, training, and supportive research to the profession to further the development of leisure and recreation opportunities. Chicago State University Recreation Program is accredited by the NRPA/AAPAR Council on Accreditation, sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Association of Leisure and Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate the ability to create a philosophy statement to reflect their personal outlook of the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 53% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 40% of the students received a rating of Target and 7% of the students received a rating of Unacceptable in creating a philosophy statement that reflected their outlook on the profession.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the to design, implement and present a Program Plan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 59% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 29% of students received a rating of Target and 12% of the students received a rating of Unacceptable in designing, implementing and evaluating programs for individuals of diverse backgrounds. (Fall 2013)
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about facility operations and administration of park services.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: 20% of the students received a rating of Acceptable, 50% received a rating of Target and 30% received a rating of Unacceptable in demonstrating entry-level knowledge of operations and administration of park services
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

IN
back to top Indiana University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Bryan McCormick, Professor & Chair
1025 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
Phone: (812) 855-4711 Fax: (812) 855-3998
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.indiana.edu
First Accredited: 03/15/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: he Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University is generally recognized as one of the five (5) bellwether professional preparation programs in the nation for the larger park and recreation field. Over 67 years old, the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies is one of the oldest accredited programs in the nation, now entering its 35th year of accreditation. Over 4,000 alumni have graduated from the department, and it continues to be one of the largest professional degree-granting departments of its type in the nation. The Department offers five specializations in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology, Public, Nonprofit and Community Recreation, Recreational Sport Management, Recreational Therapy, and Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. There are 500+ undergraduate majors.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to identify multiple leisure behaviors of segment populations in order to best understand leisure behaviors and styles
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The overall performance on leisure behavior projects was 8.76 out of a total of 10 points.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 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. The key to this assignment is for the students to apply seven key covenants to question the material.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Project #1 - The overall performance on projects was 16.72 out of a total of 20 points for 80 students.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their ability to identify and apply management principles developed by business experts.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The overall performance on management projects was 21.28 out of a total of 25 points.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

KS
back to top Kansas State University
Park Management and Conservation Program
Contact Name: Sid Stevenson, Associate Professor
2021 Throckmorton Hall, Horticulture Forestry & Rec Res
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1405 Fax: (785) 532-6949
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/05/1988
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Park Management and Conservation Program at Kansas State University has been NRPA/AALR accredited since 1988, when it was named the Physical Education and Leisure Studies program. The two programs merged in 1990. The Program is currently housed in the Dept of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources in the College of Agriculture.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate mastery of foundational knowledge through an 84 item Pre-post test instrument covers seven (7) topical areas and is modeled after the CPRP exam.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Average pre test score was 52. Average post-test score was 68.4; a 31.5% increase
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design and implement a special project during the internship.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% of interns rated above average or higher on their respect for diversity. 80% rated above average and higher on the quality of their special project. 91% rated above average or higher on their ability to weigh alternatives and make decisions
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students demonstrate an understanding of entry level skills in operations and administration through a pre-post test.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Current score average on the post exam is 68.4%. All students must score 60% or better to complete an internship. To date all have. Scores on post-exam have been partially validated by higher scores on CPRP exam as described for Std 7.01.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Pittsburg State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: John Oppliger, Chairman
1701 S Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7500
Phone: 620-235-4665
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/health/
First Accredited: 10/12/2004
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Pittsburg State University's Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) offers a Bachelor of Science in Recreation with three areas of emphases (or tracks). These emphases are (1) Therapeutic which requires a minor in Psychology or Leadership studies, (2) Administration which requires a minor in Business Administration, and (3) Community, Corporate and Hospital Wellness which requires a minor in Business Administration or Marketing or Leadership.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 41
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of the historical foundation of parks and recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 85% of students received an 80% or better on the examination assessing historical figures and events related to parks and recreation
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of 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:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 53% of students received an 80% or better on the examination assessing the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 96% of students received an 80% or better on the examination assessing operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

KY
back to top Eastern Kentucky University
Contact Name: Jon McChesney, Department Chair
521 Lancaster Ave, Begley Bldg 405
Richmond, KY 40475-3100
Phone: (859) 622-1835 Fax: (859) 622-2971
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.recreation.eku.edu
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Regional university maintaining both an undergraduate and master of science program in Recreation and Park Administration. The Department was established in 1966, and initial accreditation was granted in 1980.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01:
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 52 students, representing 56% of student majors, presented a research poster at the RPA Student Research Symposium. 21 students presented research at the KRPS Conference fall 2012. This level of scholarship reflects a Department strength.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate competencies in management, operations, event planning and recreation programming for a diverse population.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 62 students planned, organized, delivered & evaluated a mentoring program for adjudicated youth. 87% received a grade of "A" or "B" indicating success in program planning, program delivery, and program evaluation knowledge and skills.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and abilities by successfully completing a significant project for their respective agency.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Mean score for the project was 38.4 out of a possible 40 points indicating critical thinking, communication skills & effective application of classroom and experiential knowledge. Agency supervisor evaluation.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Western Kentucky University
Recreation and Park Administration Curriculum
Contact Name: Raymond Poff, Associate Professor
Diddle Arena 2039
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 745-2498 Fax: (270) 745-3592
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.wku.edu/recreation
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Western Kentucky University Recreation Administration program began in 1967. The program resides within the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport and is one of seven departments in the College of Health and Human Services. The Recreation Administration program is designed to provide students a well-rounded recreation education by creating a challenging, student-focused learning environment, which includes opportunities to apply skills and theories taught in the classroom through service to the campus, community, and recreation profession. The program includes a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Recreation Administration, a minor in Community Recreation, a minor in Outdoor Leadership, a minor in Facility and Event Management, and two interdisciplinary minors in Tourism and Nonprofit Administration. The program also offers a Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Administration with on-campus and online options. Only the undergraduate Recreation Administration degree program is currently accredited by COAPRT.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 66
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of the historical foundation of parks and recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 88.52% (54/61 students) earned 70% or above on their direct leadership project.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a recreation program plan.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 86.36% (57/66 students) earned 80% or above on their recreation program plan.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of an organizations mission/vision/goals/objectives; personnel recruitment/evaluation; budgets; policies; and risk mgt policies.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 74.07% (20/27 students) earned 70% or above on their leisure service agency manual.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

LA
back to top Grambling State University
Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Jeanette Hutchinson, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Leisure Studies Program 
GSU Box 4244
Grambling, LA 71245
Phone: (318) 274-2602
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The current degree is in Leisure Studies; started at Grambling College (GC) late 1950s. GC changed to Grambling State University (GSU), 1974. The curriculum origniated from the physical education program and recreation curricular from several universities. The CoE dean wanted TREC and GREC to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). A consultant assisted the Recreation Careers Program (RCP) faculty with the Application for Accreditation. RCP was accreduted by COA in 1986 and was the "first" program at an HBCU to achieve the milestone. Undergraduate degrees in TREC and Recreation/Park Administration were changed to 1-degree (Leisure Studies--concentrations/options in TREC and GREC). Approved by GSU and BoR. RCP was replaced by Leisure Studies (LS). A consultant assisted with developing test strategies for taking/passing the NCTRC examination, Spring 2013.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 10
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate entry level knowledge of the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Results forthcoming.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate target human experiences that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 70% of the students scored 70% or better on assignments, presentations, data analysis, and evaluation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students shall be able to demonstrate entry level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in the Leisure Studies profession.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 65% 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 relations and marketing strategies, and evaluation by intern supervisor.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MA
back to top Springfield College
Recreation Management
Contact Name: Matthew Pantera, Chair Sport Mgmt & Recreation
263 Alden St
Springfield, MA 01109-3707
Phone: (413) 748-3749 Fax: (508) 347-5673
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Sport Management are accredited academic programs serving 260 students at the undergraduate level and 40 students at the graduate level
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 74
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COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
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MD
back to top Frostburg State University
Recreation and Parks Management Program
Contact Name: Robert Kauffman, Chair of Recreation
101 Braddock Rd, Cordts Pe Center
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
Phone: (301) 687-4474 Fax: (301) 687-7961
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/10/2000
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Parks Management major is housed in the Department of Recreation and Parks Management and the College of Education at Frostburg State University. The program has five full-time faculty assigned to the Department, one who is on leave of absence for two years. The discipline of the major consists of 39 credits including an internship. The major offers four concentrations: Community and Program Delivery, Adventure Sports, Hospitality Management and Tourism, and Therapeutic Recreation. The Adventure Sports Concentration is a collaborative program with Garrett College and the Hospitality Management and Tourism Concentration is a collaborative program with Allegany College of Maryland. The Chair of the Department is Dr. Robert B. Kauffman.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 97
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature and scope of park, recreation, tourism, or related professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 91% of the students who completed the examinations and professional interview in this course were above 70% score.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will learn and apply the research and evaluation process of recreation experiences.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 92% of the students who completed the exams and paper in this course were above the 70% level.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Student will demonstrate the ability to apply principles of negligence, accident prevention, risk mgmt planning, development of emergency action plans.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 75% of the assessments were above the 70% level for the quizzes, final quiz, Accident Investigation Reports, and Risk Mgmt Plans.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

ME
back to top University of Maine at Machias
Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Andrea Ednie, Associate Professor
116 Obrien Ave
Machias, ME 04654-1329
Phone: (207) 255-1303 Fax: (207) 255-4864
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.machias.edu
First Accredited: 04/19/1989
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Environmental Recreation & Tourism Management program at the University of Maine at Machias prepares students for a range of careers in Recreational Leadership and Management including park interpreters, recreation resource managers, camp directors, parks & recreation directors, nature-based tourism providers, and hospitality & tourism managers. At our small Environmental Liberal Arts college, students take a hands-on and service-based approach to their coursework and benefit from many opportunities to gain valuable industry experience including projects for industry practitioners, and practicum & cooperative education experiences.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 44
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the PRT foundation through a Senior Comprehensive Exam.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Our standard (70% achieving 70% or higher) was only met for two of the three courses in 2013 (71% for REM 110, 43% for REM 115, and 71% for REM 201).
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a detailed program plan for a program/event that they implement for the campus and/or surrounding community.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 83% students scored 70% or higher
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to successfully solve problems found in PRT.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% scored 70% or higher
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MI
back to top Ferris State University
Recreation Leadership & Management Program
Contact Name: James Powell, Director of the School of Education
401 South St, Leisure Studies & Wellness Src 102
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2744
Phone: 231-591-3512
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ferris.edu
First Accredited: 10/19/1999
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Leadership, and Management program at Ferris State Universiy operates with the following goals: Recreation Leadership and Management Goals . To provide students with an academic program in recreation, parks and leisure services that will allow individuals to develop a professional understanding of leisure services’ purpose in society, individual personal growth, and health. • To provide a learning environment that promotes the students as independent lifelong learners. • To be unique and innovative in program curriculum structure that not only allows for experientially based learning through service learning course projects but also for civic engagement of students. • To provide students with strategies to achieve their greatest potential in their personal and professional lives.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES INCLUDING COMMUNICATION OF A PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY, APPLICATION OF THEORY, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICE PROFESSI
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 80% of students average 4.0 or better (on a 5.0 Likert Scale) on their final internship evaluations evalutaing this knowledge.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF LEADERSHIP ROLES AND PROGRAMMING DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 80% of students average 4.0 or better (on a 5.0 Lickert Scale) on their final e-portfolio evaluations.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES INCLUDING; MANAGEMENT OF FACILITIES/AREAS, PROGRAMS, AND STAFF; FISCAL MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS; AND MARKETING STRATEGIES.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 80% of students average 4.0 or better (on a 5.0 Lickert Scale) on their final e-portfolio evaluations.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Central Michigan University
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Sevices Administration
Contact Name: Robert Frost, Chairperson
REC & PARK ADMIN FINCH 214
Mt Pleasant, MI 48859-0001
Phone: (989) 774-2502 Fax: (989)774-2161
Contact Email:
School Website: http://rpl.cmich.edu/
First Accredited: 04/21/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: A C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The RPL program is housed in the College of Education and Human Services. It has approximately 425 majors that are enrolled in the following concentrations; Outdoor Recreation/Environmental Education, Recreation and Event Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The Department has 9 regular faculty, 7 full-time fixed term faculty, 2 part-time fixed term faculty, 1 center director and 2 full-time clerical staff. The program has been accredited since 1981 and has an option accreditation in Therapeutic Recreation
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Post internship evaluations per major Certification examinations Exit exam
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Post internship results: 4.46 (5 pt scale) Certification exam: 65.5 (+5 above norm) Exit exam: insufficient data
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: post internship evaluations per major certification examinations exit exam
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: post intern eval: 4.3, 4.6, 4.4 4.3 (5 pt scale) certification exam: 79% (% correct) 78.6 (+5 points above norm) exit exam: insufficient data
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Post intern evaluations per major Certification examinations Exit exam
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: post intern eval: 4.3, 3.6, 4.5, 4.3 (5 pt scale) certification exam: 80% (% correct) 51.75 (+2 points above norm) exit exam: insufficient data
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MN
back to top Minnesota State University, Mankato
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: James Wise, Professor
213 Highland Ctr N
Mankato, MN 56001-6038
Phone: (507) 389-2127 Fax: (507) 389-2985
Contact Email:
School Website: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/rpls/
First Accredited: 10/14/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services (RPLS) is situated within the College of Allied Health and Nursing (CAHN) at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The RPLS department was created in 1968 and the Bachelor of Science degree in the major has been continuously conferred for the past forty-five years. The department is the only nationally accredited undergraduate RPLS program in the state. Six, full time, faculty members focus on excelling as teachers and fostering student development. Faculty members have real-world experience in one or more of the three major tracks—Resource Management, Leisure Planning and Management, and Therapeutic Recreation—and are dedicated to preparing students for success in their careers. The Department offers a curriculum responsive to the needs of the profession and the needs of students. As a result, graduates are highly respected throughout the state, region and nation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 51
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: No Information Submitted
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type:
Outcome 1 Result:
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students shall demonstrate the ability to evaluate programs and services.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 60% of students attained the 80% mastery standard for determining a problem, designing a questionnaire, collecting data, analyzing data and creating a formal written paper.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: No Information Submitted
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type:
Outcome 3 Result:
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MO
back to top University of Missouri-Columbia
Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Contact Name: David Vaught, Department Chair
105 ANHEUSER-BUSCH NAT RES BLDG
Columbia, MO 65211-0001
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/01/1977
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The University of Missouri’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism was among the earliest accredited programs in 1977 and our most recent accreditation was approved in 2012. Graduates of the program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with a transcript-identified emphasis in one of the following areas: sport management, natural resource recreation management or leisure service management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 20
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Process of our department determining our Learning Outcomes: Held meetings with a variety of interest groups including: students in the department at a variety of levels, faculty in the department, and professionals in the field.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Results forthcoming in Summer 2014
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Assessment measures used to start to assess learning outcomes associated with standards: We have started the assessment process by giving out a pretest during PRT1011 Career Orientation in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services course.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Results forthcoming in Summer 2014
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: 96% exceed expectations.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Northwest Missouri State University
Recreation
Contact Name: Jeffrey Ferguson, Associate Professor
800 University Dr, Martindale 209
Maryville, MO 64468-6015
Phone: (660) 562-1651 Fax: (660) 562-1483
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.nwmissouri.edu
First Accredited: 10/31/2011
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Northwest Missouri State University academic program accredited through COAPRT is a Bachelor of Science program in Recreation. The program was first accredited in 2011. The program offers emphasis areas in Parks and Recreation Management, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation/Wellness. We currently have 200-220 undergraduate majors and approximately 20 minors. We have five full time faculty and one faculty member who manages our outdoor education center. We also have two adjunct faculty. The program consist of a core curriculum of 33-39 hours that all students complete. The program also requires all students to complete two practical experiences totally 680-760 hours.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the following: Foundations of the profession including theoretical concepts of leisure and play, historical evolution of leisure in society, leaders, agencies, and associations.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 74% of students meet expectations
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the following: a) their ability to design, implement and evaluate leisure experiences, b) knowledge of design, management and maintenance of facilities, and c) program leadership.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 77% of students meet expectations
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from Northwest will demonstrate their knowledge of fiscal mgt, management concepts/theories, human resources,risk management, public relations, and evaluation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 80% of students meet expectations
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Southeast Missouri State University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Beverly Evans, Associate Professor
1 University Plz, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4710
Phone: (573) 290-5730 Fax: (573) 290-5736
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/12/1994
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation program at Southeast Missouri State University is a separate curriculum within the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. The program has been in existence since 1980 and was first accredited in 1994.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 71
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the types and purposes of the Leisure Delivery System through a written exam.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 96% pass rate
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and evaluate a program for diverse populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% Pass Rate
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate knowledge strategic management /administration through a comprehensive exam.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 96% pass rate
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Missouri State University
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Keith Ernce, Recreation, Sport & Park Administration
KING STREET ANNEX 100 901 S. NATIONAL, AVENUE
Springfield, MO 65897-0001
Phone: (417) 836-5411 Fax: (417) 836-4200
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/05/1988
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Sport and Park Administration program (previously Recreation and Leisure Studies), housed in the Department of Kinesiology, and has been in major on the Missouri State University campus since 1977. It has had continues accredited through COAPRT and its predecessors since October, 2008. The program has four full time tenured faculty and one part time lecture. The program offers a common recreation core curriculum of 47-51 credits with four options of 27 interdisciplinary credits in Sports Administration, Recreation Management, Health and Wellness Promotion, and Outdoor Recreation and Parks. The program currently has 180 majors and 15 students pursuing a minor in the program. The current group of all tenured faculty has been together for 8 years with the two full professors and two associate professors. Most of our majors find the program once they arrive on campus.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to discriminate the differences between public, non-profit, commercial and private forms of recreation services and/or providers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 80% of students scored 75% or better on exam questions regarding this learning outcome.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an entry-level knowledge of program planning with understanding of the appropriate developmental stages of their target audience.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 90% of the students scored at 75% or better on 4 exam questions regarding components of this learning
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will effectively be able to demonstrate problem solving skills required to carry out a variety of internship responsibilities and assignments.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: 98% of students received a 4.0 or higher (1-5 scale) problem solving rating by their practitioner internship
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

MS
back to top University of Mississippi
Contact Name: Kim Beason, Associate Professor Coordinator
Exercise Science & Leisure Mgmt, 215 Turner Center
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-5555
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/10/2000
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Park and Recreation/Recreation Administration degree program has been accredited since 2000 and will be reviewed for re-accreditation during 2015. In 2013, based on University strategic planning initiatives, faculty evaluation, and advisory board recommendations, the program was renamed Recreation Administration.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: forms of recreation services and/or providers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 40% of students achieved at least a 70% overall passing rate on the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) on the practice exam.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: appropriate developmental stages of their target audience.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: outcome.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: internship responsibilities and assignments.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: supervisor.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of Southern Mississippi
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Frederick Green, Professor
118 College Dr # 5142
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone: (601) 266-5576 Fax: (601) 266-4445
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.usm.edu
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Program at the University of Southern Mississippi was formally established as a program in 1972, and is currently one of 5 undergraduate programs in the School of Human Performance and Recreation (HPR). The School of HPR is the largest school/department in the College of Health. The Recreation Program was initially accredited in 1986, and has been continuously accredited for the past 27 years. The program includes both a therapeuic recreation and a recreation administration option. The current enrollment is approximately 120 undergraduate students, with the majorty (~105) of the students enrolled in the therapeutic recreation option area. The program is currently served by two full-time permanent faculty members, and one full-time visiting instructor. A search is currently underway to fill an open tenure track position.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01:
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 55.9% of graduates achieved a score at or above minimum acceptable competency level on the Foundational Knowledge portion of the exam.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02:
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result:
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03:
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result:
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

NC
back to top 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:
First Accredited: 03/21/1997
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Appalachian State University Recreation Management program, currently entering its 40th year, serves over 220 majors and minors. The mission of the Recreation Management Program is to prepare students to manage natural and cultural recreation resources in order to enhance the leisure experience. The vision of the Recreation Management Program is to prepare students for professions in the recreation industry, conduct research that promotes the best professional practices in recreation management and provide needed services that either benefit local residents, the mission of our University or the professional organizations to which we belong.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to identify two career opportunities within each of the three concentration areas: Outdoor Experiential Education; Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management, and Recreation and Park Management.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 79% of students scored a 70 or better on the RM 2110 Career Exploration Assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be successful at designing and implementing programs during their internship experience.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 95% of students scored an 80% or better on the RM 2410 Progress Reports Assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will successfully demonstrate entry-level administrative and management abilities during their internship experience.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students earned a 3 (average - demonstrates competence) or better on each item in the professionalism section of the Post Internship Evaluation.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

North Carolina Central University
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Robert Stiefvater, Program Director
PO Box 19542
Durham, NC 27707-0021
Phone: (919) 530-7429 Fax: (919) 530-6156
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.nccu.edu
First Accredited: 10/01/1998
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The program is 61 credit hours, 40 in core set of classes and 21 in a choice of option area: public/non-profit, tourism/commercial recreation, and recreational sport leadership. Students complete a 100 hour practicum and 480 hour internship as part of the core curriculum.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01:
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 87% pass rate.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an ability to assess fundamental competencies in Final Evaluation
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 83.3% pass rate
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students understand management and adminstrative fundamentals.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 83.3% pass rate
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

East Carolina University
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: Deb Jordan, Professor and Department Chair
174 Minges Coliseum
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-737-2990
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ecu.edu/rcls
First Accredited: 10/18/1980
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: This is a BS degree that has existed since the late 1970s. We prepare students to enter the broad professions related to parks, recreation, tourism, and leisure services. All students complete service learning projects as well as an internship during their course of study.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to 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:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 86.6% of students correctly answered 80% or more of associated examination questions.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to complete program plan, implementation, and evaluation of a program for diverse peoples.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 81.3% of students met the expectations for this outcome.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: 90% of students will complete internship requirements (including administrative elements) with a minimum of 4/5 on subscales of facility, personnel, and administrative aspects of management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: 100% scored 4 or better on facility mgt. 91% scored 4 or better on personnel mgt. 100% scored 4 or better on facility mgt.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Parks & Recreation Management
Contact Name: James Herstine, Professor
601 S College Rd, William M Randall Library
Wilmington, NC 28403-3201
Phone: (910) 962-3283
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 09/30/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The mission of the Therapeutic Recreation Program is to provide the academic and extracurricular experiences for individuals to become leaders in therapeutic recreation. Graduates meet the requirements to sit for the national TR certification exam and to become licensed by the state of North Carolina in recreational therapy.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01:
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: In 2013: 80% of the class scored an 85% or better.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to plan and implement a recreation program for an After School Program within the Community.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 84% of students scored a 90% or better on the program planning project.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze principles and procedures related to the operation and care of leisure service resources, areas and facilities.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 86% of the students scored at least 80%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Winston-Salem State University
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Jo Ann Coco-Ripp, Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program
Human Performance & Sport Science
Winston Salem, NC 27110-0001
Phone: (336) 750-3459 Fax: (336) 750-3342
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/26/1997
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: North Carolina Central University is the nation's first public Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The Department of Physical Education and Recreation's Recreation Administration Program offers a scientifically based/service learning enhanced curriculum for students who want to work with people, enjoy activity and gain satisfaction in enhancing the quality of life of others. The curricular emphasis is on the professional preparation of students for careers in a wide variety of recreational settings, such as; high schools and colleges, professional, athletic, and recreational sports agencies and arenas, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, city parks and recreation, state and national parks, commercial, nonprofit, campus, employee, and military agencies, health clubs and fitness centers, clinical and nonclinical sites. All are among the many agencies which require highly trained personnel. There are three options in the Recreation Administration Program; Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management (which includes a minor in Business), and Recreation Therapy.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: revenue sources, and types of programs and facilities offered by
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 1 Result: 81% report an understanding
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Skill competency rating scale From peer, self & instructor ratings 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 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The aggregate score for Fall 12 (n=12) was 24.42 and for Spring 13 (n=19) was 24.84.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Agency report A final capstone agency report project is completed by all students completing one organization and management class.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Based on scoring using a rubric with 4 elements the aggregate score (n=15) was 78%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

North Carolina State University
Contact Name: Dorothy Anderson, Department Head and Professor
CAMPUS BOX 8004
Raleigh, NC 27695-0001
Phone: (919) 515-3276 Fax: 919-515-3687
Contact Email:
School Website: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/
First Accredited: 05/17/1977
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: B C
Status: Accredited
Program Description: NC State's Parks, Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) specializes in preparing planning and management professionals for the fields of parks, recreation, and tourism. The PRTM degree has three concentration: Park and Natural Resources Recreation, Program Planning and Sustainable Tourism. We teach skills that are applicable across a wide range of environments and prepare our graduates to be the leaders in the next generation of park, recreation, and tourism professionals. We take a hands-on approach to learning through courses that are taught in a combination of classroom lecture, practical projects, field trips, guest speakers and service learning projects. In addition, students conduct research, participate in national consortiums and learn on-the-job through internships. In 2013-14, two hundred fifty two students (252) are enrolled in PRTM. In addition to PRTM, we offer undergraduate degrees in Sports Management (363 students) and Professional Golf Management (106 students
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 73
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 92% of the student answered the selected questions correctly demonstrating an understanding of the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of park and recreation.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to design, plan,implement and evaluate recreation programs for agency's clientele post graduation.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 2 Result: PRTM Alumni Survey, 86% indicated they felt the program did an excellent to good job of preparing them to plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Internship Final Evaluation: Students will be able to demonstrate entry level leadership and supervisory skills. Interns will receive a rating of 3.0/4 or higher on the leadership competency evaluation item.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Agency internship supervisors rated PRT student interns on average a 3.5 (n=294) on the ability to plan, organize and direct the work or activities of others in a manner to produce satisfactory results. ( 1 = unsatisfactory and 4= exceptional)
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Contact Name: Nancy Gladwell, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: (336) 334-3261 Fax: (336) 334-3238
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.uncg.edu
First Accredited: 10/26/1981
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Our undergraduate major in Community and Therapeutic Recreation is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Profession (COAPRT). COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Students may choose a concentration in either Community Recreation and Event Planning or Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 98
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:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 51.4% mastery; 32.9% competency; 8.6% meeting minimum standards; 7.1% not meeting minimum standards; 0% no competency. Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 12.9%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate recreation programs/events.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 32.0% mastery; 34.0% competency; 16.0% meeting minimum standards; 10.0% not meeting minimum standards; 8.0% no competency. Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 2%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the factors that impact the performance of employees in a recreation and parks organization.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 14.8% mastery; 51.9% competency; 25.9% meeting minimum standards; 3.7% not meeting minimum standards; 3.7% no competency. Target: 80% of students to be at or above minimal standards Exceeded Target by 12.6%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

NH
back to top University of New Hampshire
Recreation Management and Policy Program
Contact Name: Janet Sable, Professor/Chair of the Department
108 Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603 862 2391 Fax: (603) 862-2722
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.unh.edu/rmp
First Accredited: 10/05/1985
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Management and Policy, Program Administration Option (RMP PA) is professional program that prepares students for supervisory or middle-management positions and emphasizes planning, leadership, and administrative concepts. Students graduating with a B.S. in Recreation Management and Policy may expect to find employment in settings such as youth sport organizations, recreation resource management, business and entrepreneurial recreation, municipal recreation, campus recreation, residential communities, festivals and events planning, employee services recreation, recreational sports agencies, youth service agencies and resorts. The RMP department has 7 fulltime tenure track positions, 2 clinical assistant professors and one lecturer, and several adjunct faculty teaching elective courses in their areas of expertise.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: the various sectors of the leisure service delivery system.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Greater than 80% of students receive a B or better on the professional assessment paper and presentation.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: 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 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The results of this measure show that while all students completing these assignments receive a B or better, there is inconsistency in the number of students obtaining an excellent evaluation on their portfolio and presentation.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: The 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 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: More than 80% of internship site supervisors report that they agree or strongly agree that their internship student was prepared for the task required of him/her.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

NY
back to top State University of New York - Brockport
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Lynda Cochran, Department Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator
350 New Campus Dr
Brockport, NY 14420-2997
Phone: (585) 395-5490 Fax: (585) 395-5246
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.brockport.edu/leisure
First Accredited: 09/16/1987
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Leisure Studies at The College at Brockport has 41 years old. The department offers the bachelor's degree program with concentrations in Recreation Management, Tourism Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. The department offers a MS degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies for students interested in advanced professional study in recreation management. The program has been accredited since 1987.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Sudents will be able to identify the significance of leisure and recreation in past and present societies.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 53% of students reached the benchmark of scoring 80% or above.
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:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 90% of students reached the benchmark of scoring 80% or above.
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:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: No data to report.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

St. Joseph's College
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Gail Lamberta, Dept Chair/Assoc. Professor
155 W Roe Blvd
Patchogue, NY 11772-2325
Phone: (631) 687-2686 Fax: (631) 654-1782
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.sjcny.edu
First Accredited: 10/26/2010
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The major in Recreation and Leisure Studies, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, may be completed as a four-year program for entering freshman or as an upper-division program for transfer students. The program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT is, in turn, accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This program aims to provide the philosophy, psychology, sociology, and professional enrichment necessary to enhance both clinical and administrative skills in Recreation and Leisure Studies. The student may choose to concentrate in either Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure Services Management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 69
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to describe the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure for all populations and settings.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Examination scores on learning outcomes specified by the COAPRT standards exceeded target by an average of 58%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to explain and design principles and procedures related to program/event planning for individual group and community quality of life.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Assignment and presentation scores on learning outcomes specified by the COAPRT standards exceeded targets by an average of 65%.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to explain the fundamental principles and procedures of managment.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Examination scores on learning outcomes specified by the COAPRT standards exceeded targets by an average of 57%.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Ithaca College
Contact Name: Janice Monroe, Associate Professor
9 Hill Ctr, 953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-
Phone: (607) 274-3172 Fax: (607) 274-1943
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/rls/
First Accredited: 04/12/1981
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) was established in 1972. The program and the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Option was most recently reaccredited on October 31, 2011. It was first accredited by the Council on Accreditation in 1981.The department consists of three majors, Recreation Management, TR and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. The program is currently staffed by four full-time faculty and numerous part-time faculty. Although the requirements for the RLS majors have not changed significantly, the general education curriculum for 2013-2014 has changed. These changes are reflected in the IC 20/20 Integrative Core Curriculum which is themes and perspectives based and requires competencies in writing intensive, quantitative literacy and diversity. The new curriculum is monitored through student portfolios and a capstone seminar. These changes are positive for our department allowing more free electives, integrated learning and the opportunity to have our courses designated as part of the core curriculum.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: RLS students will be able to effectively prepare written materials that address recreation, park and leisure issues. RLS 45300 Seminar: Professional Development (Capstone) Students develop a research paper on a topic related to the profession.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 80% of students rate at the Practitioner level or above
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to facilitate programs of diverse clientele, in a variety of settings, cultures and contexts. Measured on Service Learning I: Midterm and Final evaluations which are completed by agency supervisors at diverse placem
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students Averaged a 3.61 (scale of 1-5=expert)
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of roles and responsibilities of leisure service manager(s) related to the delivery of leisure experience opportunities.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students averaged a 3.25 of 5=expert. (4=practitioner and 3=apprentice)
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

State University of New York - Cortland
Contact Name: Sharon Todd, Associate Professor and Chair
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900
Phone: (607) 753-4941 Fax: (607) 753-5982
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.cortland.edu/rec
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: A B C D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and first accredited in 1990. The department offers four professional B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with an optional concentration in leisure/recreation program delivery; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Camp Management, Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The department served as a pilot university in 2010 for the new COA Standards using a hybrid approach. First, the 10-course core curriculum of all four degrees received continuing accreditation based on the 2013 standards. Second, COAPRT evaluated and reaccredited all four options using the 2004 COA standards: Outdoor Recreation (concentration in Natural Resources Recreation Management), Recreation (concentration in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery) Recreation Management, and Therapeutic Recreation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 72
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Agency Visitation and Analysis: Students visit an agency, organization, business, or facility which provides recreation services; interview a professional at the organization to gather information about the site and job; and write a summary report.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 83 of 90 students (92%) scored 70% or higher on this assignment.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students demonstrate the ability to asses an agency and it's particpants, and to design, deliver and evaluate a program as an inclusion advocate.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 88% scored 70% or higher on these assignments.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to create a strategic plan, including a mission statement and values for an organization; analyzing services offered; completing a SWOT analysis; and creating goals and objectives for an agency.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 89% scored 70% or higher on this assignment.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

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

University of Toledo
Contact Name: Ruthie Kucharewski, Professor
2801 W Bancroft St
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: 419-530-2762 Fax: 419-530-4759
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hhs.utoledo.edu
First Accredited: 04/03/1991
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: With over 160 undergraduate Recreation Therapy majors and over 45 graduate students in its MA program in Recreation & Leisure Studies, the Division of Recreation & Recreation Therapy offers an exciting educational environment that foster’s student personal and professional development. Housed in the College of Health Sciences, the program works to maintain a mission of making the world healthier by preparing outstanding professionals through education, research, practice and community engagement while working with outstanding programs in Health, Kinesiology, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Division also offers the only Recreation Therapy program in the State of Ohio and maintains COAPRT accreditation. Students enrolling in the Recreational Therapy program at the University of Toledo receive an education designed to prepare them for employment in the areas of Physical Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Geriatric Services, Pediatric Services, Community Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusive Services, and Centers for Developmental Disabilities.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to understand the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and scientific foundations of therapeutic recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 81.5% scored an 80% or above on the final examination questions addressing professionalism, the role and function of therapeutic recreation professionals, models of service delivery and best practices in the profession.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate therapeutic recreation services at the participant and program level.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Percentage of Students performing over an 80% or better target: Test 1 (59%) Test 2 (71%) Test 3 (75%) Test 4 (83%) Test 5 (71%) Test 6 (88%) Evidenced-Based Practice Assignment (83%) Overall, 88% of students earned a C or better in the related course.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate administrative-related competencies directly related to internship performance and success taking the CTRS exam.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 3 Result: Preliminary assessment results indicated that students had less difficulty with the CTRS examination compared to 2012 student feedback. Students reported feeling academically prepared for internship, specifically from the knowledge and skills developed during clinical rotations and knowledge gained from completion of Administration in Recreation and Recreation Therapy, as well as, Medical and Clinical Aspects in Therapeutic Recreation I and Medical and Clinical Aspects in Therapeutic Recreation II.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Kent State University
Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management
Contact Name: Mary Parr, Associate Professor
316 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: (330) 672-0217 Fax: (330) 672-4106
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/rptm/index.cfm
First Accredited: 04/06/1992
Next Review: Congress 2019
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The mission of the Recreation, Park and Tourism Management program is to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of leisure service settings through critical thinking and leadership development, with the purpose of enhancing quality of life among individuals and communities.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students demonstrate a variety of professional dispositions related to 7.01a and 7.01b.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 83% of students were rated at the practitioner or expert levels.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students are able to design and evaluate program.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 53% were rated expert or practitioner level. 34.1% were rated at the apprentice level.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students are able to demonstrate their knowledge of management principles and practices.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 66.9% of students received ratings of expert or practitioner. 23.9% received ratings of apprentice.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Ohio University
Recreation Studies Program
Contact Name: Bruce Martin, Assistant Professor
E-148 Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 593-4647
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/08/2000
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Studies program at Ohio University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Studies. In addition to the Professional Program (core) there are two areas of concentration: with concentrations in Recreation Management or Outdoor Recreation & Education. In addition, the program offers a Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences with concentrations in Recreation Management, Outdoor Recreation & Education, and Campus Recreation. There are approximately 120 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students enrolled in the program. The program is part of the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy, which is house within The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 65
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Professional Portfolio Evaluation: The professional portfolio is intended to help students document and archive their academic work in a way that allows them to summarize and synthesize their overall academic experience in the program.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The outcome measure was the average grade earned by students submitting their professional portfolio for evaluation in REC 2150: Outdoor Recreation and Education. Spring Semester 2013 Average = 90.71% (A-). Fall Semester 2012 Average = 83.45% (B).
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a comprehensive recreation program plan as part of the core curriculum.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Recreation Studies students earned an 80% average on the comprehensive recreation program plan project
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Internship Evaluation: Agency supervisors who are directly overseeing students enrolled in the program's internship course complete a final evaluation on the student at their internship site.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 88% of students enrolled in REC 4910: Internship for Recreation for the summer of 2013 received a letter grade of "A" on their final internship evaluation from their agency supervisor.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

OK
back to top Oklahoma State University Leisure Studies
Program in Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Tim Passmore, Co-Executive Director
183 COLVIN
Stillwater, OK 74078-0001
Phone: 504-744-5503 Fax: (405) 744-6507
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/04/1985
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation program at Oklahoma State University while existing under one title offers two distinct and separate options. The RMTR Program is seeking continuing accreditation for the Recreation Management Option only.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 50
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate the techniques & processes utilized in the profession by successfully planning & hosting four recreation programs for the campus and/or community.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: The average score was 87.8% with ranges from 76 to 94
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a semester project including Executive Summary, Introduction, Methodology, Data Analysis, Results/Recommendations & Final Report.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The average score was 86.5%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate organizational and group leadership skills.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: On a 7-point scale, students scored 6.0 on Organization Skills and 6.0 on Group Leadership Skills
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

PA
back to top Temple University
Sport and Recreation Management Program
Contact Name: Aubrey Kent
1810 N 13th St, 361 Speakman Hall (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6012
Phone: (215) 204-2703 Fax: (215) 204-8705
Contact Email:
School Website: http://sthm.temple.edu/
First Accredited: 03/14/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management has joined the world's leading industry executives, most distinguished faculty, and student input to create one of the most innovative and rigorous curricula for the study of the sport, recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries in the country. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport & Recreation Management The Sport and Recreation Management program prepares students interested in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, professional sports, athletics, youth sport agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, and corporate/industrial settings.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: STHM 1b: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of Recreation and Sport within society. Course-based evidence: Embedded Test Questions in Foundations of Leisure (THM 1113)
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Of 118 students, across 27 test items, 72% of the students scored with 100% accuracy on embedded test items related to this goal. Note: 92.3% of students received a (73%) or better in this course.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to Identify and evaluate the impact of decisions regarding diversity & inclusion have on an organization, its employees, its consumers and the community at large.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Intership supervisor's rating on 3 specific questions for Mutual Respect / Diversity Understanding rated at 94%.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to apply a core body of discipline-specific knowledge to management situations.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Internship Supervisors rate students on their knowledge of the industry. 90% competency.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

East Stroudsburg University
Contact Name: Angela Vauter, Chairperson
200 Prospect St
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-2956
Phone: 570-422-3571 Fax: (570) 422-3015
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.esu.edu/rlsm
First Accredited: 10/01/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation Services Management Department prepares students with knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in recreation and park settings. Our program was established in 1978. National accreditation was received in 1983 and has been maintained since that time. An advisory council comprised of professionals in the region offer input to the faculty. Their perspectives enable the faculty to be responsive to the changing needs of the contemporary work force.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 71
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the history of recreation.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 85% of the students earned a grade of 70 or better.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students are to plan, implement, and make adjustments for a variety of programming, while also integrating the dimensions of diversity of populations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of the students demonstrated the ability to: 1) select, 2) conduct, and 3) make needed adjustments to an activity with a score of 76 or better on a 100 point scale.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize critical thinking skills in the day to day operations of an entry-level management position.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Results of internship evaluation average of 4.1 on a 5-point scale
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

York College
Recreation and Leisure Administration Program
Contact Name: Julie Saville, Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403-3651
Phone: (717) 815-6448 Fax: (717) 849-1649
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.ycp.edu
First Accredited: 10/21/1984
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Leisure Administration program at York College of PA has been accredited for 29 years. The program consists of approximately 75 - 100 full and part time students. There are three full-time faculty members and six adjuncts. The program is housed in the new Hospitality, Recreation and Sport Management department which is located on West Campus next to the Grumbacher Sports and Fitness Center, where many of our classes are offered. Our students choose from a Community or Therapeutic emphasis area. Many choose to complete both emphasis areas. We have two required field experiences for our students and most of our classes have an experiential component.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in the recreation industry
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 85% of students earned an 80% or higher on the professional issue presentation
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:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 91% of students demonstrates ability to plan activities for different groups
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate knowledge of budgeting and finance in recreation
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 58% of students earned 80% or higher on the budget creation project
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Slippery Rock University
Parks and Recreation Program
Contact Name: Daniel Dziubek, Chairperson
102 Patterson Hall
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2068 Fax: (724) 738-2938
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/2001
Next Review: Congress 2018
Options: B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Slippery Rock University's Department of Parks and Recreation has been preparing students for professional careers in parks and recreation since 1969. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation with tracks in Park Resource Management and Resort, Recreation, and Hospitality Management. All students complete a common core of courses as well as a program track to concentrate on their specific area of interest. Both tracks culminate in a twelve-credit internship. In addition, the Department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree the Therapeutic Recreation, and masters degree programs in Park Resource Management and Environmental Education.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students are able to identify a variety of plans used in the field of recreation planning and explain the purpose of each type of plan.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Average Score 81.1%:
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to utilize professional practices to design and evaluate selected recreational facilities and programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 99% of Students scored a B or better.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Critically examine the challenges and trends facing the profession. Students will analyze and discuss current trends and future challenges that PR professionals will face striving to achieve career goals.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Challenges and Trends Presentation (CTP) Performance Level: 80% earn A or B Results: CTP for 2012 83.7% and 2011 82.5% achieved A or B
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

California University of Pennsylvania
Parks and Recreation Management
Contact Name: John Confer, Associate Professor Park & Recreation Mgmt.
250 University Ave, Campus Box 55
California, PA 15419-1394
Phone: (724) 938-4211 Fax: (724) 938-5780
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/12/2008
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Parks and Recreation Management program was founded in the Spring of 1967. The Dean at that time was Dr. Gabriel Betz who originally was from the Geography/Earth Sciences Department. The original curriculum was called Outdoor Recreation because of the background of the first department chair. That chair was Dr. William LeRoy Black who was a naturalist with the Western PA Conservancy. During the late 1980s, the Urban Recreation and Park Administration curriculum was transferred to the Department of Earth Sciences and renamed Parks and Recreation Management. In 2007, the Parks and Recreation Management program changed program's course prefixes from GEO to REC to affirm Identity as a separate unit and appointed Dr. John Confer as Program Director while Dr. Thomas Wickham continues to serve as the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 70
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to discuss the structure and functioning of a recreation agency.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 96% earned an 80% or higher
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to produce a complete program report.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 75% of the students earned an 80% or higher on the program report
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to prepare a line item operating budget, an alternative budget that represents a 10% budget cut, a separate Capital Budget for 2 years and two Program Budgets for special programs (outside normal programming).
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The 28 students in the fall 2012 semester performed well and the vast majority exceeded our minimum standard score (75% or a 38/50) on the assignment. A few students struggled at times with the evaluation and budget process.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Lock Haven University
Contact Name: Julie Lammel, Associate Professor
23 Rec/Hon Building
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 484-2826 Fax: (570) 484-3025
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 04/20/2006
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The LHU Recreation Management Department is located in the College of Business, Information Systems and Human Services. Students in the RM Department earn a BS in Recreation Management with emphasis in an identified track of study (outdoor, fitness management, community-commercial or TR). There are consistently 200+ students in the major and 7 full-time faculty. Six of the faculty are tenured and six have earned a terminal degree.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to identify a type of recreation agency, identify it's mission statement and it's fundamental philosophy.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 97% students identified the type of agency. 94% students articulated the mission statement of the agency as it related to the philosophy of the agency. 94% identified the fundamental philosophy of the agency.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Supervisor evaluation from mid-level field experience contains six questions regarding student performance in relation to SLO's 7.01.01, 7.01.02, and 7.01.03.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 9/5/2013 -34 students completing RECR210 were evaluated during the 2013 summer sesson. 33 of 34 of the students scored at 4 or better on all six tasks when the task was applicable to the skills necessary at the field experience site.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03:
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type:
Outcome 3 Result:
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

SC
back to top Clemson University
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Contact Name: Robert Brookover
263 LEHOTSKY HALL BOX 340735
Clemson, SC 29634-0735
Phone: (864) 656-2231
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hehd.clemson.edu/PRTM/
First Accredited: 04/10/1980
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: 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 (SACS). In the fall of 2013, PRTM had 497 undergraduate majors matriculating in five concentration areas: Community Recreation, Sport and Camp Management, Parks and Conservation Area Management, Travel and Tourism, Therapeutic Recreation, and Professional Golf Management. It has almost 90 students pursuing graduate degrees (Ph.D., M.S. online and in residence). To serve these students PRTM has 19 tenured/tenure track faculty and seven lecturers including five new faculty members (Fall 2013). The PRTM curriculum is one of the most innovative in the university, featuring its undergraduate core curriculum (EDGE). Faculty consciously deliberate about ways to better engage students – we feel that this is a hallmark of Clemson PRTM.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 91.5% of students successfully completed the comprehensive final project with a grade of 70% or higher
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an ability to evaluation leisure service programs.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the evaluation project
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:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students completed the project with a grade of 70% or better
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Benedict College
Recreation and Leisure Services Program
Contact Name: Tanya Brice, Dean, School of Education
1600 Harden St
Columbia, SC 29204-1058
Phone: 803-705-4945
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/07/2006
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The mission of the Recreation and Leisure Services (RSL) degree program is to enable our students to be a power for good in society through the provision of leisure services in their community. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills, understandings, and values required to assess, develop and implement innovative solutions to societal problems in the form of recreation and leisure program services. Graduates can enhance opportunities for stakeholders to improve their quality of life by using leisure to attain optimal health and well-being. Efforts will also be directed at preparing all students to fully participate in a global society.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 32
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students in Recreation Fieldwork (internship) will correctly identify and describe potential career areas and employment sectors within recreation and leisure services.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 66% of students correctly met this outcome.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Recreation Fieldwork (internship) will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate recreation programs that reflect application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional practice in recreation and leisure services and
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type:
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:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 85% of students met this outcome.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

TN
back to top Middle Tennessee State University
Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies
Contact Name: Joey Gray, Associate Professor
HPERS DEPARTMENT P O BOX 96
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001
Phone: (615) 904-8359 Fax: (615) 898-5276
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.mtsu.edu
First Accredited: 10/11/1994
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Leisure, Sport and Tourism Studies major prepares students for careers working with diverse populations in a wide range of settings. Among the most popular career choices are opportunities in Recreation Administration, Outdoor Recreation, Youth Sport, Sport Management, Event Planning, and Travel and Tourism. The Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies program at MTSU offers a Bachelor of Science degree with specialization tracks in Recreation Administration, Outdoor Recreation, Sport Studies, and Tourism Studies. The Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies major in the department of Health & Human Performance supports the University's mission of providing quality instruction, placing value on applied research, and developing partnerships with organizations that are responsive to the needs of our students and the greater community. The goal of our major is to prepare students to enter professional settings that facilitate an optimal quality of life for diverse citizens through the provision of leisure, sport, and tourism services.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 76
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be able to identify, analyze, and present solutions to issues within leisure, sport and tourism industries
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Portfolio average was an 88 and the Internship final paper was 100%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to demonstrate skills related to program planning, leadership skills, accessiblity planning and evaluation.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: The average of associated assignments was 90.7%.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate the ability to create marketing and budget plans.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: The average of associated assignments was an 82.2 %
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Gene Hayes, Professor
1914 Andy Holt Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996-4528
Phone: (865) 974-1288 Fax: (865) 974-8981
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/02/1983
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Recreation and Sport Management (formerly Recreation and Leisure Studies)* The Therapeutic Recreation concentration prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, in physical rehabilitation units, in drug and alcohol treatment centers, in community based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). The Sport Management concentration includes any combination of skills related to planning, organizing, leading, marketing, communicating, and evaluating within the context of an organization whose primary product or service is related to sport and recreation. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport and recreation management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The entry level knowledge outlined in 7.01 is covered in the following courses through lectures, assignments and quiz/exam scores as indicated in syllabi for RSM 201, 320, 335, and 430.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Scores at or above the mean on four of six assessment variables on the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST).
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating are able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate services
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students score above 4 (item and overall) on internship evaluation based on 5 point Likert scale (1=Poor, 2=Below Average, 3=Average, 4=Above Average, 5=Superior).
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate entry level knowledge of operations and management in parks and recreation and related professions
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 80% or more pass all quizzes and related assignments for semester that RSM 430 is offered.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

TX
back to top Texas A&M University
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Program
Contact Name: Gary Ellis, Professor
Dept of Recreation & Parks, 2261 Tamu
College Station, TX 77843-0001
Phone: (979) 845-7324 Fax: (801) 581-4930
Contact Email:
School Website: http://rptsweb.tamu.edu/
First Accredited: 10/26/1997
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Our undergraduate major in recreation, park and tourism sciences is accredited through COAPRT. Graduates of the program earn bachelor of science degrees and are prepared to succeed in entry level positions in the expansive experience industries. Optional areas of focus are tourism management, recreation and park administration, youth development, and parks and conservation.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 70
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of parks, recreation, and tourism, as well as human diversity.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Employability rating of 98% exceeded the target by 8%, Leisure and Human Diversity exam score showed a 21% increase compared to a target increase of 20%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate an understanding of experience design, event managemennt, and programming.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students demonstrated a 21% increase on exam score, exceeding the target increase of 20%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Exceeded standard on two associated exams: 57% increase versus 20% target, and 47% increase versus 20% target.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Texas State University
Recreation Administration Program and Therapeutic Recreation Specialization Program
Contact Name: Jan Hodges, Recreation Division Coordinator and Associate Professor
601 University Dr, Jowers Center
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684
Phone: (512) 245-7482
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/
First Accredited: 04/20/1999
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreational Administration Program at Texas State University is housed within the Department of Health and Human Performance, in the College of Education. The program is responsible for the education of students pursuing major and minor studies in recreation administration and therapeutic recreation, at the undergraduate and master’s levels. The first student was admitted to the baccalaureate degree program in Recreational Administration in 1974. Therapeutic Recreation was added as a concentration beginning in 1988. The most recent reaccreditation occurred in 2009. Five fulltime, and multiple adjunct faculty serve approximately 275 undergraduate and 60 graduate students.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate their understanding of significant historical events, philosophies, theories, legislation, and social or economic actions that influence leisure services or leisure behavior.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 81% scored 70% or better
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design recreational programs reflecting application of professional practice, foundations, and philosophies by designing goals relevant to agency mission.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 93% of students scored 70% or higher on related assignment
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate entry-level concepts of administration, by developing an Administrative Project Plan for a planned recreation event.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 96% of students earned 70% or higher on this measure
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

University of North Texas
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: John Collins, Associate Professor
UNT Box 311337 PEB 209
Denton, TX 76203
Phone: (940) 565-2651 Fax: (940) 565-4904
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.coe.unt.edu/Kinesiology-Health-Promotion-and-Recreation
First Accredited: 03/28/1990
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation, Event, and Sport Management program prepares graduates for a wide variety of sport management, event management, or recreation management related careers than span the private, commercial, non-profit, and public sectors. The program’s curriculum is designed to enable the graduate to apply theoretical knowledge to practice. In addition to the 42 hours of coursework related to the major, an 18 hour minor and an intensive 480 hour internship are designed to further enhance the graduate’s career interest credentials. The Recreation, Event, and Sport Management program is proud to be accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association’s Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions since 1990.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 28
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Conceptual Foundation - Understanding of the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, sport, and leisure. This is assessed using test items.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 70% of the students will score a 70 or higher on test items. Results forthcoming.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Program and Event Planing - Ability to implement the selection and coordination of programs, events, and resources related to program/event planning. This outcome is assessed using a number of test items.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 70% of the students will score a 70 or higher on test items. Results forthcoming.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Management - Understanding the primary aspects of management: planning, organizing, leading, and control. This outcome is assessed using a number of test items.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 70% of the students will score a 70 or higher on test items. Results forthcoming.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

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

Brigham Young University
Experience Industry Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Patti Freeman, RMYL Department Chair
W453 Tanner Building
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801-422-3163 Fax: (801) 422-0609
Contact Email:
School Website: http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsrmyl/
First Accredited: 10/22/1982
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Students in the Department of Recreation Management may complete accredited emphases in Experience Industry Management or Therapeutic Recreation. The two emphases share a commitment to providing recreation opportunities, programs, and experiences focused on strengthening individuals, families, and communities. Courses common to the two emphases prepare students in the areas of leadership and management skills, and current societal issues and trends related to recreation choices and behaviors. The interdisciplinary nature of the profession allows students the opportunity to complete coursework beyond the Recreation Management Department. The focus of the Experience Industry Management emphasis is on preparing students for the recreation, venue, and experience management professions in private, public, and nonprofit venues. Therapeutic Recreation students learn how to use recreation as a treatment modality to help people with illnesses and disabilities improve functional behavior, develop skills and abilities related to leisure and well-being, and improve quality of life.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge regarding the nature and scope of the experience industry or related professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Students scored an average of 92% on associated assignments
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate service that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Students scored an average of 86% on associated assignments.
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:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students scored an average of 88.5% on associated assignments.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Utah State University
Parks & Recreation Program
Contact Name: Dennis Nelson, Professor
UMC 7000 Old Main Hall
Logan, UT 84322-0001
Phone: (435) 797-1509 Fax: (435) 797-3759
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 03/29/1995
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Parks and Recreation Program is one of three distinct program areas within the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. It has been in existence since 1964 as a separate major in this department. The program has held continuous accreditation since 1995. The program is designed to prepare students to work in one of several areas of recreation and leisure service industry. Our main emphasis is in preparing students two work in municipal recreation and our course work is focused on programming, planning, designing, implementing and administering recreation areas, facilities and programs.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 72
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: The student will be able to connect on a personal basis with a professional which will lead to the opportunity to secure a possible internship and provide future networking opportunities which will serve as a contact for full-time work in the future.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 60% of those who completed the interview have been able to secure an internship with the individual they did the interview with.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will be able to complete a term project which includes developing a feasibility study for a targeted group of individuals in the community.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Indirect
Outcome 2 Result: The result of this survey led us to separate the material and add an additional class called PRP 4400 Recreation and Park Facility Panning and Management.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of either public, private, nonprofit or outdoor recreation agencies and articulate this choice to their peers, instructor and other professionals attending the poster session
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 100% of students successfully completed a poster session demonstrating their understanding of either public, private, nonprofit or outdoor recreation agencies
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

VA
back to top Old Dominion University
Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies Program
Contact Name: Edwin Gomez, Associate Professor
2016 Student Recreation Center
Norfolk, VA 23529-0196
Phone: (757) 683-6309 Fax: (757) 683-4270
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.odu.edu/recreation
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The administrative unit is identified as the Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies (PRTS) Program. It has been an accredited program by the National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation since 1984. The program was first named Recreation and Leisure Studies. It changed its name to Recreation and Tourism Studies (RTS) in 2002, and changed its name once again to its current form, PRTS, in 2012. It is located in the Department of Human Movement Sciences. The Department is an academic unit of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 100
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate knowledge of research approaches, ethics, observation research, experiment research, interviews, survey development, basic statistics
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 98% passed with a 70% or higher on the final comprehensive exam
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to design a Program Plan including mission, vision, values, target audience, program design, promotion, pricing, and evaluation
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 88% passed with a 70% or higher on the final exam
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of finance, budgets and risk management.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 94% passed with a 70% or higher on the final exam
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

George Mason University
Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Ellen Rodgers, Associate Dean
10900 University Blvd, Ms 4e5
Manassas, VA 20110-2201
Phone: (703) 993-2034 Fax: (703) 993-2082
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.gmu.edu
First Accredited: 10/12/2004
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: B D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The nationally-accredited curriculum in Recreation Management at George Mason University provides students with the framework necessary for professional development, career advancement, and advanced education through a combination of rewarding learning and practical experiences. Students interested in the field of Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies can pursue the BS degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, with a concentration in either Parks and Outdoor Recreation OR Therapeutic Recreation. Students are exposed to the various facets of this dynamic and rapidly growing field. Our graduates are prepared to make a real difference - informing policy, promoting economic development, advocating stewardship of natural resources, encouraging inclusive community service and lifelong recreation participation, and working to enhance the quality of life of all individuals, families, and communities at the local, national, and international levels.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Student will be able to develop and implement an outdoor recreation lesson plan for or school aged youth in order to demonstrate their knowledge of the techniques and processes used by professionals in park, recreation, tourism and related professions.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 100% of students demonstrated their knowledge of the techniques and processes used by professionals in the field by satisfactorily scoring 80% or above. and processes used by professionals in the field by satisfactorily (scoring 80% or above) developi
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a program plan comprising mission; program description; objectives; operational criteria (accommodations; equipment/supplies; promotional website; staffing, venue&activity plans) to demonstrate ability to d
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 100% of students demonstrated their ability to design and implement services embracing personal and cultural dimensions of diversity by satisfactorily developing a Program Plan (Class average: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale) .
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of general legal principles governing liability for injuries sustained in the provision of service and experience opportunities.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Students averaged a 73 on the final exam measuirng this outcome.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Radford University
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Contact Name: Edward Udd, Professor and Chair
PO Box 6963
Radford, VA 24142-6963
Phone: (540) 250-5416 Fax: (540) 831-7719
Contact Email:
School Website: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/departments/rcpt.html
First Accredited: 03/14/1979
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Radford University's Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department (RCPT) is located in Southwest Virginia between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains in the New River Valley. Radford University's RCPT Department has over 200 students who may choose from one of three concentrations: Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Therapy, or Tourism and Special Events. Radford's RCPT program was the first accredited program in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has successful alums throughout Virginia and throughout the country. The faculty are dedicated to undergraduate education and students compete successfully for high quality internships and jobs. The mountain setting provides an outstanding living environment yet is within an easy day's drive of Atlanta, New York City, Charleston SC, and Atlantic Ocean Beaches. Washington, D.C. and Charlotte NC are even closer. US Forest Service lands and the Blue Ridge Parkway are within an hour's drive away with literally hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: 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:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 92% of RCPT students scored 70% or better on related test questions
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate competency in program leadership by formulating and applying program design, planning, and evaluations.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 88% of RCPT students scored 70% or better on a program design project.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate competency in administrative and management functions by recalling, explaining and applying basic fiscal and human resource management skills.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 96% of RCPT students scored 70% or better on related test questions and course projects.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Longwood University
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Contact Name: Rena Koesler, Professor
201 High St
Farmville, VA 23909-1801
Phone: (804) 395-2550
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/24/1982
Next Review: Congress 2019
Options: D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) program at Longwood University began in 1978 and was first accredited in 1982. The TR program has continued to maintain its accreditation status and recently (2012) celebrated its 30th year of accreditation. Currently, the program has three full-time faculty with additional adjunct faculty supporting the growth of the program. The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) program at Longwood University is a fieldwork intensive curriculum. Opportunities for hands-on experience compliment the comprehensive coursework throughout the entire academic career. Rigorous coursework, small class sizes and two internship experiences are designed to prepare and deliver qualified entry-level Therapeutic Recreation professionals. The Therapeutic Recreation program offers an Outdoor Education minor which enhances the Therapeutic Recreation degree. The Outdoor Education minor prepares students to be successful outdoor leaders and educators and is especially beneficial for students interested working with “at-risk-youth.”
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 76
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will be abel to identify the psychological, sociological, physiological, and historical significant of Therapeutic Recreation
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 70% of students achieved 70% or above
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply leisure education content and techniques with individuals, families and caregivers.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 70% of students are scoring at "3" or higher on the sections identified.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the organization of Therapeutic Recreation.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: On the CTRS exam, 57% of the students performed at or above the minimum acceptable competency level in the area of management and adminstrative data
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Virginia Wesleyan College
Recreation and Leisure Studies Program
Contact Name: Douglas Kennedy, Professor
Batten 208, Wesleyan Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 455-3305 Fax: (757) 455-5739
Contact Email:
School Website: http://facultystaff.vwc.edu/~rec/index.php
First Accredited: 10/20/1984
Next Review: Congress 2014
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Recreation and Leisure Studies Department educates students to be informed consumers, skilled professionals, and advocates of recreation and leisure services throughout their personal and professional lives. The major allows students to discover this exciting discipline and focus upon one of two career tracks, recreation management and recreation therapy. The major also culminates in a semester-long internship, allowing students to continue their learning while applying their knowledge to “real-life” practice in recreation agencies. The major has been accredited since 1984 by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, and, Related Professions. All students completing the program are eligible to take the national examination to be recognized as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP). Students completing the recreation therapy track and designated coursework re also eligible to take the national examination to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 97
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the foundation of the relevant recreation related professions in history, science and philosophy.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Scores on "Recreation Leadership" midterm questions addressing leadership theory resulted in an average of 96% correct.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students shall demonstrate the ability to implement services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Overall result on first "Management I" project addressing the implementation of a program targeted at local youth was 80%.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations in relevant recreation related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Scores on Internship Supervisor Evaluation related to knowledge of agency operations averaged 97% proficiency.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

WA
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Program in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Contact Name: Matthew Chase, Professor
200 Physical Education Building, PEHR Department
Cheney, WA 99004-2476
Phone: (509) 359-7964 Fax: (504) 359-4833
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2016
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Nationally accredited through COAPRT, the Recreation and Leisure Services Program at Eastern Washington University, focuses on a profession that offers many challenging and varied forms of employment. The curriculum is designed to aid students in developing a philosophical and practical knowledge of recreation and leisure services. Students may choose from a comprehensive curriculum in one of three majors: outdoor recreation, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation. The RCLS program also offers minors in recreation management, aquatics management, and a certificate and minor in challenge course facilitation and management.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 29
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate entry level knowledge and ability to make presentations related to nature and scope of the park, recreation, and tourism industries.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: Students averaged 86%
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will research, develop, and implement a 15-minute new games activity to demonstrate effective facilitation techniques.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Average grade was 91%
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will be able to research, develop, write, and present a recreation policy that either guides or directs the behavior of personnel or clients, or is developed to guide and direct programmatic outcomes.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Average grade awarded was an 86%
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

Western Washington University
Recreation Program
Contact Name: Keith Russell, Recreation Program Coordinator
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-5946
Phone: (360) 650-3529
Contact Email:
First Accredited: 10/15/1986
Next Review: Congress 2017
Options: None
Status: Accredited
Program Description: Western Washington University's Recreation Program prepares students for careers planning, developing, and delivering leisure services in response to the needs of society for health, well-being, and quality of life. The curriculum adapts the quarter system to a "Phase" structure. Once admitted to the major, students enter Phase I of the curriculum during spring quarter. They continue through the curriculum in just over two years. Students must have at least sophomore status to begin the program and the Phase curriculum must be completed in sequence. In addition to the Phase requirements, Recreation majors must complete a 25-credit support area. Support area plans are developed with and approved by the student's faculty advisor and may take either the form of a traditional minor or an interdisciplinary study.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts, historical background and relationships between play, leisure, recreation, and work.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: 80.8% of students achieved target of receiving 80% of the total points in the course.
Outcome 2 from Standard 7.02: Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a Comprehensive Program, which included needs assessment, background, design, staffing, budget, and evaluation components.
Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: 98% received 80% or more of total points on assignment.
Outcome 3 from Standard 7.03: Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts and applications of management theory, management styles, organizational structure, and management techniques including an understanding of the fundamental principles and procedures of mana
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: 90.9% of students received 80% or more of the total points on the final comprehensive exam in the associated course.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance:

WI
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Recreation and Therapeutic Management Program
Contact Name:
1725 State St, 2036 HSC
La Crosse, WI 54601-3374
School Website: http://www.uwlax.edu
First Accredited: 04/06/1988
Next Review: Congress 2015
Options: A D
Status: Accredited
Program Description: The Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a 13-person faculty providing an undergraduate Recreation Management degree, an undergraduate Therapeutic Recreation degree, as well as masters degrees in both RM and TR. The programmed is housed within the College of Science and Health. At the undergraduate level, the faculty considers its program a generalist professional preparation program. We currently have over 260 undergraduate students.
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75
Outcome 1 from Standard 7.01: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers.
Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
Outcome 1 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 1 Result: With a goal of averaging 4.0 or better, students averaged 4.2 on “Supervision of Staff” and 4.2 on “Human Resource Management” on a 1-5 scale completed by internship supervisors.
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:
Outcome 2 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 2 Result: Via the grading of group projects, evaluating an actual recreation program and test grades concerning the use of SPSS. The goal is 80% of groups will receive a B or better on the group project and 80% of students will answer at least 70% of selected test questions correctly. Data has not yet been collected.
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, tourism and/or related professions.
Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
Outcome 3 Measure Type: Direct
Outcome 3 Result: Data will be collected via exam questions concerning mission statements, goals, and cost estimates for recreation-related projects and 2) evaluation of an ethics project (titled Origami Flapping Birds). Acceptable scores for new measures yet to be determined.
COAPRT Standard 2.05.05 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.06 – Demonstration of Compliance:
COAPRT Standard 3.07 – Demonstration of Compliance: