The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration program at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Outdoor Recreation. The enrollment for these concentration approximates 400 students. The program has been nationally accredited since 1981. The Outdoor Recreation concentration provides extensive training in the areas of environmental interpretation, park management, and outdoor/adventure programming. The Recreation and Event Management concentration's focus on programming and administration leads to broad opportunities in the event industry including; resorts, convention centers, entertainment venues, community recreation, theme/amusement parks, military recreation, etc. The Therapeutic Recreation program trains students to become national certified recreation therapist delivering clinical programs/services to persons with disabilities. This controlled enrollment program provides a treatment based curriculum with a capstone clinical internship requirement.

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 entry-level knowledge of nature and cope of the park, recreation, tourism or related professions, techniques used by professional in those industries, and the foundations of the profession in history, science, and philosophy. (Rec & Event Mgmt & Outdoor Rec.)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Rec. & Event Mgmt. - post-internship evaluation, exit exam, internship paper Outdoor Rec. - post-internship evaluation, exit exam, prof. development log, envir. percep. test
  • Result:
    Rec. & Event Mgmt: post-internship eval. - 4.82, exit exam - 54%, internship paper 4.71 Outdoor Rec: post-internship eval. - 4.5, exit exam - 78%, prof. develop. log - 95%, envir. percep. test - 4.25
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 shall demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity. (Rec. & Event Mgmt. & Outdoor Rec.)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Rec. & Event Mgmt; post-internship eval., exit exam, internship paper Outdoor Rec: post-internship eval., exit exam
  • Result:
    Rec. & Event Mgmt: post-internship eval. - 4.75, exit exam - 80%, internship paper - 4.4 Outdoor Rec: post-internship eval. - 4.6, exit exam - 77%
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 entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions. (Rec. & Event Mgmt., Outdoor Rec.)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Rec. & Event Mgmt: post-internship eval., exit exam, internship paper Outdoor Rec: post-internship eval., exit exam
  • Result:
    Rec. & Event Mgmt: post-internship eval. - 4.71, exit exam - 71%, internship paper 4.5 Outdoor Rec: post-internship eval. - 4.6, exit exam - 67%

The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration program at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Outdoor Recreation. The enrollment for these concentration approximates 400 students. The program has been nationally accredited since 1981. The Outdoor Recreation concentration provides extensive training in the areas of environmental interpretation, park management, and outdoor/adventure programming. The Recreation and Event Management concentration's focus on programming and administration leads to broad opportunities in the event industry including; resorts, convention centers, entertainment venues, community recreation, theme/amusement parks, military recreation, etc. The Therapeutic Recreation program trains students to become national certified recreation therapist delivering clinical programs/services to persons with disabilities. This controlled enrollment program provides a treatment based curriculum with a capstone clinical internship requirement.

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 an understanding of the background, foundational and historic features of the therapeutic recreation profession. (Therapeutic Rec.)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Ther. Rec. - NCTRC exam, post-internship evaluation, exit examination
  • Result:
    Ther. Rec.: NCTRC exam - 93.2, post-internship eval. - 4.17, exit exam 53%
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 knowledge and ability to generate programs specific to the profession of therapeutic recreation. (Ther. Rec.)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Ther. Rec. - NCTRC exam, post-internship evaluation, exit examination
  • Result:
    Ther. Rec: NCTRC exam - 87.5, post-internship eval. - 4.6, exit exam 72%
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 an understanding of the operations and administration specific to the profession of therapeutic recreation (Ther. Rec.)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Ther. Rec. - NCTRC exam, post-internship evaluation, exit examination
  • Result:
    Ther. Rec: NCTRC exam - 59.3, post-internship eval. - 4.51, exit exam - 67%

The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration program at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Outdoor Recreation. The enrollment for these concentration approximates 400 students. The program has been nationally accredited since 1981. The Outdoor Recreation concentration provides extensive training in the areas of environmental interpretation, park management, and outdoor/adventure programming. The Recreation and Event Management concentration's focus on programming and administration leads to broad opportunities in the event industry including; resorts, convention centers, entertainment venues, community recreation, theme/amusement parks, military recreation, etc. The Therapeutic Recreation program trains students to become national certified recreation therapist delivering clinical programs/services to persons with disabilities. This controlled enrollment program provides a treatment based curriculum with a capstone clinical internship requirement.

The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration program at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Outdoor Recreation. The enrollment for these concentration approximates 400 students. The program has been nationally accredited since 1981. The Outdoor Recreation concentration provides extensive training in the areas of environmental interpretation, park management, and outdoor/adventure programming. The Recreation and Event Management concentration's focus on programming and administration leads to broad opportunities in the event industry including; resorts, convention centers, entertainment venues, community recreation, theme/amusement parks, military recreation, etc. The Therapeutic Recreation program trains students to become national certified recreation therapist delivering clinical programs/services to persons with disabilities. This controlled enrollment program provides a treatment based curriculum with a capstone clinical internship requirement.

The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration program at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Outdoor Recreation. The enrollment for these concentration approximates 400 students. The program has been nationally accredited since 1981. The Outdoor Recreation concentration provides extensive training in the areas of environmental interpretation, park management, and outdoor/adventure programming. The Recreation and Event Management concentration's focus on programming and administration leads to broad opportunities in the event industry including; resorts, convention centers, entertainment venues, community recreation, theme/amusement parks, military recreation, etc. The Therapeutic Recreation program trains students to become national certified recreation therapist delivering clinical programs/services to persons with disabilities. This controlled enrollment program provides a treatment based curriculum with a capstone clinical internship requirement.

The Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Administration program at Central Michigan University is host to three program concentrations; Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation and Event Management, and Outdoor Recreation. The enrollment for these concentration approximates 400 students. The program has been nationally accredited since 1981. The Outdoor Recreation concentration provides extensive training in the areas of environmental interpretation, park management, and outdoor/adventure programming. The Recreation and Event Management concentration's focus on programming and administration leads to broad opportunities in the event industry including; resorts, convention centers, entertainment venues, community recreation, theme/amusement parks, military recreation, etc. The Therapeutic Recreation program trains students to become national certified recreation therapist delivering clinical programs/services to persons with disabilities. This controlled enrollment program provides a treatment based curriculum with a capstone clinical internship requirement.

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.