Accredited Programs Directory

Recreation and Park Management Program and Recreation Therapy Program

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).

6 Year Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Outcome 1:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to Design a detailed evaluation proposal.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration RPTA 110: Proposal Project
  • Outcome 1 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.
  • Outcome 2:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to create questions structures for collecting quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 2 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.
  • Outcome 2 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.
  • Outcome 3:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to comprehend the fundamental processes of conducting a professional evaluation.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 3 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.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    Across the three assessments, approximately 90% of the students completed, with 95% earning 70% (C- grade) or higher.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307