Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management This is a core accredited program with concentrations in parks, recreation, tourism, professional golf management, and recreational therapy.

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:
    Clemson's 7.01 learning outcome uses the same exact wording as above.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Combination of exams, assignments, and comprehensive project in PRTM 2200.
  • Result:
    Between 73.2% and 97.6% of students scored 70% or better on exams, assignments, and the comprehensive project related to the 7.01 learning outcome.
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:
    Clemson's 7.02 learning outcome uses the exact same wording as above.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Comprehensive program project with distinct planning, implementation, and evaluation components graded by a rubric for each section.
  • Result:
    92.5% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the PLAN portion of the comprehensive program project; 94.6% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the IMPLEMENTATION portion of the comprehensive program project; 90.5% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the EVALUATION portion of the comprehensive program project.
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:
    Clemson's 7.03 outcome use the exact same wording as above.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Objective final exam, essay final exam, agency-based case study
  • Result:
    96% of students will achieve a score of 70% or better on the objective portion of the final exam; 97.3% of students achieved a score 70% or better on the essay portion of the final exam; 98.6% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the administrative case study

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.