Parks, Recreation and Sport, The University of Missouri's Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Sport provides students with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills for planning and management professionals in the fields of parks, recreation, sport and tourism. The degree offers four emphases areas: Sport Management, Recreation Administration, Tourism Development, and Natural Resource Recreation Management.

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 be able to understand the importance of leadership specifically related to written communication and its implication in park, recreation, tourism, and sport industries
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students will write a Research paper on a leader in PRST 3201W
  • Result:
    83% of students achieved 70% or higher on the assignment
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 use qualitative and quantitative research data to evaluate the leisure services.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students in PRST 2750 developed a research proposal to demonstrate the ability to use qualitative and quantitative research data to evaluate the leisure services. Students in PRST 2750 designed a research proposal and provided an oral presentation to demonstrate the ability to communicate evaluate procedure for parks, recreation, sport and tourism industry.
  • Result:
    80% achieved a score of 75% or better on this assignment
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 provide an overview of diversity, including a definition of diversity and diversity management, and discuss the various reasons for the emphasis on diversity
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Quotes and Questions Assignment- Assessed by Rubric
  • Result:
    86% of students in the class scored better than 75% on the reflection journal assignment

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.