The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration has two accredited programs: Recreation and Park Management (RPM – 218 students) and Recreation Therapy (RT – 170 students).

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:
    There were 89% of the students completed the first part of the project, submitting all five of the proposal sections (sections are submitted in separate assignments throughout the semester, one building one the other). Students then work with the graded sections to complete a comprehensive proposal, formal proposal document. There were 95% of 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 “Generating Outcomes and Participation” 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 75% of students completed this assignment. This is an important assignment for the project, and of those student who complete this assignment, 90% achieve a 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:
    Course Reading Assessments (former midterm exam broken into 3 parts and given throughout the semester): Questions on assessments are developed to assess 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.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration has two accredited programs: Recreation and Park Management (RPM – 218 students) and Recreation Therapy (RT – 170 students).

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:
    Facilitation Assignment is Recreation Therapy capstone course
  • Result:
    There were 75% of students met the requirement at 70% 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 conduct various facilitation technique experiences with a variety of client populations.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students participate in Service Learning Assignment.
  • Result:
    Just over 80% of students where achieved this standard with 80% or higher. Please note that the department requires at least the equivalent of a B- for 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 be able to describe management techniques and issues with therapeutic recreation professionals and para-professionals.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Midterm Exams: Questions on the exams relate to management techniques and administrative practices.
  • Result:
    There were 65% of students who achieved this standard at 70% or higher on the midterm examination in RPTA 118 (facilitation course).

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration has two accredited programs: Recreation and Park Management (RPM – 218 students) and Recreation Therapy (RT – 170 students).

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration has two accredited programs: Recreation and Park Management (RPM – 218 students) and Recreation Therapy (RT – 170 students).

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration has two accredited programs: Recreation and Park Management (RPM – 218 students) and Recreation Therapy (RT – 170 students).

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration has two accredited programs: Recreation and Park Management (RPM – 218 students) and Recreation Therapy (RT – 170 students).

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.