With over 180 undergraduate majors the Recreation Therapy program at the University of Toledo offers an exciting educational environment that foster's student personal and professional development. Housed in the College of Health & Human Services' School of Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, the recreation therapy program works to maintain a mission of making the world healthier by preparing outstanding professionals through education, research, practice and community engagement while working in interdisciplinary collaboration with outstanding programs in Health, Kinesiology, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Program 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.

COAPRT Standard 7.01. - Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries; and c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
  • Outcome:
    Specific Learning Outcome: 7.01b: Professionalism, including standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics of therapeutic recreation service.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    (1.) ATRA & NCTRC Website Review Assignment Rubric. Performance Metric: 85% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on the ATRA & NCTRC Website Review Assignment. (2.) Examination Questions addressing standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics. Performance Metric: 85% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on examination questions addressing standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics.
  • Result:
    ATRA & NCTRC Website Review Assignment: 95% of students received an 85% or higher on the ATRA & NCTRC Website Review Assignment fall semester 2017 and 89% of students received an 85% or higher on the ATRA & NCTRC Website Review Assignment spring semester 2018. Examination Questions: 90% of students received an 85% or higher on examination questions addressing standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics fall 2017 and 82% of students received an 85% or higher on the ATRA & NCTRC Website Review Assignment spring 2018.
COAPRT 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:
    Specific Learning Outcome: 7.02a: Encompass standardized assessments, observation, interview, and record review.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Observation Paper Rubric. Performance Metric: 85% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on the Program Plan Assignment. Participant Assessment Rubric Performance Metric: 85% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on the Program Plan Assignment.
  • Result:
    Observation Paper Assignment: 96% of students received a grade of 85% or higher on the Observation Paper Assignment fall semester 2017. Participant Assessment Assignment: 100% of students received a grade of 85% or higher on the Participant Assessment Assignment fall semester 2017.
COAPRT 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:
    Specific Learning Outcome: 7.03: Risk and Safety Management.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Risk Management Plan Rubric Performance Metric: 85% of students will receive a grade of 80% or higher on the Risk Management Plan.
  • Result:
    Risk Management Plan: 100% of students received a 85% or higher on the Risk Management Plan fall semester 2017 and 100% of students received a 85% or higher on the Risk Management Plan spring semester 2018.

With over 180 undergraduate majors the Recreation Therapy program at the University of Toledo offers an exciting educational environment that foster's student personal and professional development. Housed in the College of Health & Human Services' School of Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, the recreation therapy program works to maintain a mission of making the world healthier by preparing outstanding professionals through education, research, practice and community engagement while working in interdisciplinary collaboration with outstanding programs in Health, Kinesiology, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Program 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.

With over 180 undergraduate majors the Recreation Therapy program at the University of Toledo offers an exciting educational environment that foster's student personal and professional development. Housed in the College of Health & Human Services' School of Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, the recreation therapy program works to maintain a mission of making the world healthier by preparing outstanding professionals through education, research, practice and community engagement while working in interdisciplinary collaboration with outstanding programs in Health, Kinesiology, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Program 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.

Demonstration of Compliance:

COAPRT Standard 2.05.05   Demonstration
The program annually posts 7.0 series aggregated data and additional evidence reflecting program academic quality and student achievement on their program and/or departmental website. Such information shall be consistent with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements.

COAPRT Standard 3.06   Demonstration
The program has a practice of informing the public about the harm of degree mills and accreditation mills.

COAPRT Standard 3.07   Demonstration
The program has a practice of informing the public about their COAPRT accredited programs.