Recreation and Park Management - emphasis areas include community parks and recreation, hospitality and tourism management, NRM, outdoor recreation, nonprofit management, campus recreation, and sports 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:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to Design a detailed evaluation proposal.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration RPTA 110: Proposal Project
  • Result:
    Students were assigned to a total of 6 sub-tasks to prepare a comprehensive formal evaluation proposal. The 6 sub-tasks include Team member & Program choice, Criteria, Methods, Survey, Results, and Presentation. 100% of the students as groups completed all 6 sub-tasks. Students then worked with a comprehensive proposal, formal evaluation proposal. There were 96% of the students who completed the Project Proposal and passed with a C (70%) or better.
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:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to create questions structures for collecting quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    All students are responsible for completing a detailed assignment "Analysis of Internal and External Stakeholders "to facilitate their understanding of the program and population being evaluated, including determining the population of their program, the outcomes and opportunities for equitable experiences for these populations. This information is used to generate the survey questions that measure their proposal objectives.
  • Result:
    There were 100% of students completed this assignment. This is an essential assignment for the project, and of those student who complete this assignment, 83% achieve an A or B on the final 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:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to Comprehend the fundamental processes of conducting a professional evaluation.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Midterm and final exam assessed the students’ knowledge of the evaluation technique learned and how it fits within a context of the profession/management.
  • Result:
    Across the three assessments, approximately 90% of the students completed, with 95% earning 70% (C- grade) or higher.

Recreation 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:
    Students will be able to discuss issues and trends regarding ethical standards in health care professions.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Student will complete a Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Result:
    There were 75% of students met the requirement at 75% or higher.
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 be able to develop program goals, facilitation techniques and treatment goals and identify quality assurance metrics to meet the needs of a variety of client populations and level of care in various health and human service settings
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students participate in Service Learning Assignment.
  • Result:
    88% of students achieved this pasted at 70%.
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 identify management techniques and will develop various policies. Student will be able to develop quality improvement process to mitigate issues with therapeutic recreation professionals and para-professionals.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Quizzes: Questions on the quizzes will relate to management techniques and administrative practices.
  • Result:
    There were 85% of students who achieved this standard at 80%.

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.