The Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Department's, Recreation Administration Program 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 degree prepares undergraduate students to begin a career in the field of recreation through a combination of experiential education, individualized career design and faculty/student mentorship.

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 recognize the components of a research project in parks and recreation. Goal: 100% of majors will meet performance standards (earn a 70% or higher).
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Exam (Exam items are examined on content validity)
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: course offered FA semesters only Fall 2019: 88.88% scored over 70%
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 identify the recreation interests of program participants. Goal: 100% of majors will meet performance standards (earn a 70% or higher on assignment)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Afterschool club observation activity Rubric utilized
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: 100% scored over 70% Fall 2019: course offered SP semesters only
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:
    1.) Define an operations & maintenance manual 2.) Idenfity the elements within an operations & maintenance manual 3.) Prepare an operations & maintenance manual.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Operations and Maintenance Manual Rubric utilized
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: course offered FA semesters only Fall 2019: 100% scored over 70%

The Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Department's, Recreation Administration Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration as well as an option in therapeutic recreation and a minor in recreation administration. The Therapeutic Recreation degree option prepares undergraduate students to begin a career in the field of therapeutic recreation through a combination of experiential education, individualized career design and faculty/student mentorship.

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 identify and compare TR/RT Service Models, common practice settings and the APIE/D process. Goal: 100% of majors will meet performance standards (earn a 70% or higher).
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Student papers assessed using content and writing rubric that is reviewed by subject matter experts for content validity.
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: course offered in FA semesters only. Fall 2019: 100% of students earned a 70% or higher.
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 analyze evidence-based TR/RT assessment instruments. Goal: 100% of majors will meet performance standards (earn a 70% or higher).
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Student papers about commercial assessment tools measuring attitudes, social emotional and physical functioning are assessed using a content and writing rubric that is reviewed by subject matter experts for content validity.
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: 90% of students earned 70% or higher. Fall 2019: course offered in SP semesters only.
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 analyze various agency credentialing standards / explore quality assurance process. Goal: 100% of majors will meet performance standards (earn a 70% or higher)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Student papers about the management issues of credentialing and quality assurance are assessed using a content and writing rubric that is reviewed by subject matter experts for content validity.
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: 100% of students earned 70% or higher Fall 2019: course offered in SP semesters only.

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.