The mission of the Recreation Leadership program is to provide relevant, high quality educational and experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to be competent and successful professionals in the fields of Recreational Therapy, Outdoor Leadership, and Youth and Family Recreation. The program has been in existence at York College since 1975.

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 demonstrate knowledge of the nature and scope of the recreation industry including delivery systems.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    REC 101 - Impacts Presentation: 80% of recreation students will score 80% or higher on the impacts presentation.
  • Result:
    Fall 2018: 82% of students earned 80% or higher on the impact presentation Spring 2019: 80% of students earned an 80% or higher on the impact presentation
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 demonstrate the ability to design, plan, implement and evaluate recreation experiences for a diverse clientele.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    REC 211 Programming Lab: 85% of students will earn an 80% or higher on the programming lab.
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: 100% of students earned 80% or higher on the programming lab.
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 demonstrate knowledge of budgeting and finance in recreation.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    REC 450: Budget Assignment – part of senior project: 80% of students will earn 75% or higher on the budgeting portion of the senior project.
  • Result:
    Spring 2019: 100% of students earned a 75% or higher on the budgeting portion of the senior project.

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.