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

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 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.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Examination in PRT 1010 Introduction to Leisure Studies (Now The American Leisure Experience)
  • 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
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, implement, and evaluate services in parks, recreation, sport and tourism industry.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Program Proposal Assignment in PRT 3215 Program Development in Leisure Services.
  • 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
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 be able to understand and apply administrative strategies related to decision making in the parks, recreation, sport and tourism industry.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • 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.
  • Result:
    96% of students achieved a score of 70% or better on the case study assignment.

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

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

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.