The Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) is concerned with professional preparation in recreation and event management at the University of New Hampshire. At the foundation of the philosophy of the Department of Recreation Management and Policy is the basic assumption that formal professional education is a prerequisite to quality professional practice. It is the department's philosophy that undergraduate education in recreation and leisure should encompass a broad-based liberal education and an opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge and skills.

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:
    The primary direct measure for this outcome will be scores on a professional assessment paper and presentation in RMP 490. The outcome states that 75% of students will score above 90% in the assigned content areas on the rubric.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Leisure/recreation services represent one of the largest industries in the United States. It is estimated that Americans spend over $800 billion in public, commercial, and private not-for-profit leisure and recreation agencies each year. The Recreation/Leisure Industry Analysis project is intended to help students better understand the value, scope, and importance of leisure and recreation, and to thoroughly investigate distinctive segments of the industry. Students will be responsible for researching and analyzing one segment of the recreation/leisure services industry, putting together a written industry report, and preparing a “rich media” project with relevant information on the industry. The project consists of both written paper and small group rich media components.
  • Result:
    The results of this measure indicate our target of having more than 75% of students scoring above 90% in the assigned content areas on the rubric has been met. Approximately 77% (82 out of 107) of the RMP 490 students scored 90% or above on the recreation industry analysis/rich media project.
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:
    The primary direct measures that are being used to assess this outcome are the Program/Event Implementation and Program Evaluation Paper that are completed in RMP 557. These are student-managed programs created and run in as part of the RMP 557 course. The outcome states that 80% of students will receive a 90% or better on the assigned content areas on the rubric.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    This outcome was assessed through the evaluation of student performance in implementing a portion (one class) of a recurring program and through a program evaluation paper.
  • Result:
    The results of this measure indicate that our target of having 80% of students receive a 90% or better on the assigned content areas on the rubric was not met. For the program slice (project implementation), 61.3% (27 out of 44) of students received a 90% or better. For the program evaluation (final paper), 75% (33 out of 44) of students in RMP 557 scored 90% or better.
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:
    The primary direct measure that is being used to assess this outcome is the marketing plan from RMP 559. The outcomes states that 55% of students will score above 90% in the assigned content areas on the rubric.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    This outcome was assessed through the evaluation of a group-based marketing plan completed in RMP 559.
  • Result:
    The results of this measure indicated that we have exceeded our target of having more than 55% of students scoring above 90% in the assigned content areas on the marketing plan rubric. Approximately 83.3% (30 out of 36) of the RMP 559 students scored 90% or above on the marketing plan.

The Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) is concerned with professional preparation in recreation and event management at the University of New Hampshire. At the foundation of the philosophy of the Department of Recreation Management and Policy is the basic assumption that formal professional education is a prerequisite to quality professional practice. It is the department's philosophy that undergraduate education in recreation and leisure should encompass a broad-based liberal education and an opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge and skills.

The Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) is concerned with professional preparation in recreation and event management at the University of New Hampshire. At the foundation of the philosophy of the Department of Recreation Management and Policy is the basic assumption that formal professional education is a prerequisite to quality professional practice. It is the department's philosophy that undergraduate education in recreation and leisure should encompass a broad-based liberal education and an opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge and skills.

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.