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Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program

The field of parks, recreation and sport is a multi-billion dollar industry. The market for professionals supporting these emphasis areas is robust in areas of sport business, sport marketing, game day operations, community recreation, park operations and management, and tourism development. Opportunities in this field of study are expanding and global. Our program's accreditation includes the following options Sport Management Recreation Administration Natural Resource Recreation Management Tourism Development

6 Year Graduation Rate: 88%
  • Outcome 1:
    Students will be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the relevant to park, recreation sport and tourism related professions; techniques and processes used by professionals; and foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Examination in PRT 1010 Introduction to Leisure Studies (Now The American Leisure Experience)
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    More than 70% of students scored 70% or better on the course exam. In addition, the examination and instruction is continuously adjusted to assess better ways to meet the standard
  • Outcome 2:
    Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services in parks, recreation, sport and tourism industry.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    Program Proposal Assignment in PRT 3215 Program Development in Leisure Services.
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    69% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the comprehensive program project. These projects are adjusted each semester to best reflect learning and understanding of program development
  • Outcome 3:
    Students will be able to understand and apply administrative strategies related to decision making in the parks, recreation, sport and tourism industry.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    Case study assignment in PRT 4208 Administration of Leisure Services. Case studies are adapted to meet both student interest and contemporary relationships with understanding management and administration of Park, Recreation, Sport and Tourism professions.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    96% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the case study assignment.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  N/A