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 envision a global community that values and celebrates parks, recreation, and tourism. To that end, we contribute to individual, community, and environmental health through education, research, and action informed by the preventive, developmental, and restorative properties 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, promote sustainability, and advocate for the health of people, communities, and the environment.

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:
    Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and interest in current trends and issues within and affecting the field of PRT.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    70% of students will score at 75% or above on Final Exam.
  • Result:
    Summer 2018, 91% of students earned 75% or above.
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:
    Students will be able to calculate, interpret, and report essential descriptive statistics.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Application Exercise 7.
  • Result:
    Fall 2018, 85% of students earned 75% or above on Application Exercise 7.
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:
    Students will be able to apply selected legal principles to cases involving civil rights and civil liberties of personnel, participants, and clientele.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Case synopsis assignment.
  • Result:
    Spring 2017, 92% of students earned 75% or above.

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 envision a global community that values and celebrates parks, recreation, and tourism. To that end, we contribute to individual, community, and environmental health through education, research, and action informed by the preventive, developmental, and restorative properties 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, promote sustainability, and advocate for the health of people, communities, and the environment.

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 envision a global community that values and celebrates parks, recreation, and tourism. To that end, we contribute to individual, community, and environmental health through education, research, and action informed by the preventive, developmental, and restorative properties 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, promote sustainability, and advocate for the health of people, communities, and the environment.

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.