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Advisory Impact of COVID-19 on COAPRT Accreditation Read more

Advisory Impact of COVID-19 on COAPRT Accreditation

COAPRT recognizes that all schools are working hard to address all the changes brought about by COVID-19.  Accreditation-related concerns should come far after the health of your colleagues and students or the delivery of your academic program.  With that in mind, COAPRT has decided the following:

COAPRT Announcement on COVID-19: Update March 13, 2020 Read more

COAPRT Announcement on COVID-19: Update March 13, 2020

The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions is monitoring the evolving status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of students, institutional employees, and COAPRT volunteers and staff are of top priority. In response, Council has adopted the following measures

COAPRT Announcement Regarding Spring 2020 Visitations Read more

COAPRT Announcement Regarding Spring 2020 Visitations

Given ongoing developments in the spread of Coronavirus, Council is prepared to adjust visitation and hearing schedules to the needs of programs and individuals who are affected. We recognize disruptions in campus operations are possible as are institutional restrictions on interstate travel.

Fall 2019 COAPRT Memo Read more

Fall 2019 COAPRT Memo

October 31, 2019 - The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions completed its separation from the National Recreation and Park Association and became an independent organization, incorporated in the State of Washington, effective July 1, 2019. The Council thanks NRPA for its support of the transition and its ongoing collaboration. Additionally, the Council recognizes the following organizations for their generous one-time donations to support the Council’s startup as an independent entity: Illinois Park and Recreation Association; Illinois Park and Recreation Foundation; American Institute of Park Executives/Academy Foundation Board; and Missouri Recreation and Park Association.

NRPA and COAPRT Announce Separation Agreement Read more

NRPA and COAPRT Announce Separation Agreement

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) today announced the impending separation of the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) from the organization. Effective June 30, 2019, COAPRT will operate as an independent 501(c)(3) organization that recognizes colleges and universities that prepare new professionals to enter the parks, recreation, tourism and related professions.

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