Bachelors of Science in Recreational Therapy: With over 160 undergraduate majors, the Recreational 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 Recreational 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, Exercise Science, Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Program also offers the only Recreational 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:
    7.01b: Adherence to Laws and Regulations
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Learning outcome for Standard 7.01b was assessed using the Legislation Activity Scoring Rubric. Assessment Metric: 90% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on the Legislation Activity Assignment in RCRT 3310 Inclusive Recreation.
  • Result:
    94% of students received a grade of 85% or higher on the Legislation Activity Assignment fall 2018. For spring 2019, 92% of students received a grade of 85% or higher on the Legislation Activity Assignment.
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:
    7.02e: Use of appropriate research and evaluation designs and methods to conduct formative and summative evaluation to document outcomes from services.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Learning outcome for Standard 7.02e was assessed using the Survey Data & Presentation Rubric. Assessment Metric: 84% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on the Survey Data & Presentation Assignment in RCRT 4450 Research Applications in Recreation & Recreation Therapy.
  • Result:
    100% of students received a grade of 85% or higher on the Survey Data & Presentation Assignment for fall 2018.
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:
    7.03 • Finance & Budgeting • Reimbursement Strategic • Risk & Safety Management.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Learning outcome for Standard 7.03 was assessed using the Final Project Rubric in RCRT 4330 Administration in Recreation & Recreation Therapy and the Risk Management Plan Rubric in RCRT 3710 Leadership & Administration in Outdoor Pursuits. Performance Metric: 90% of students will receive a grade of 85% or higher on their Final Project in RCRT 4330 Administration in Recreation & Recreation Therapy and Risk Management Plan in RCRT 3710 Leadership & Administration in Outdoor Pursuits.
  • Result:
    95% of students received a grade of 85% or higher on the Final Project fall 2019. Fall 2018, 100% of students scored a grade of 85% or higher on the Risk Management Plan. In spring 2019, 100% of students scored a grade of 85% or higher on the Risk Management Plan.

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.