Recreation/Recreation 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:
    Develop an understanding of the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, leisure, health and wellness.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Exam questions cover the terms of recreation, leisure, and play as well as the history of our field. Students complete speaker learning assessments to reflect upon the concepts discussed. Assignment rubric for the recreation professional interview requires students to write what was learned about the nature of the professional’s responsibilities and advice in order to succeed in the profession.
  • Result:
    82% of students (38 out of 46 students from two sections) earned a 80% or higher on the exam questions covering the definitions of leisure, recreation, and play as well as the profession’s history. 82% of students (38 out of 46 students from two sections) earned a 80% or higher on the recreation professional interview assignment. 67% of students (31 out of 46 students from two sections) earned a 80% or higher on the speaker learning assessments.
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:
    Park Rx Assignment. One element of a comprehensive assignment Developed a detailed narrative plan – including the identification of activities and frequency ‘dosage’ that would be prescribed from a health care provider. Each team will gather data on multiple age groupings: 2-5; 6-12; 13-17; 18-30; 31-44; 45-66; 66-on.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Narrative assignment completed in teams. Researching a local community (city) and using public health data.
  • Result:
    Met performance metrics standard TOTAL N = 35 A’s = N = 29 – 82.85% B’s = N = 5 – 14.2% C’s = N = 0 D’s = N = 0 Fs = N = 1 – 2.85%
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:
    Two assignments were combined to assess this accreditation standard. Assignment 5 - Recreation Program – Implementation and Assignment 6 Evaluation from Peer Participants
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Narrative paper and use of Qualtrics as the evaluation tool submitted by peer participants.
  • Result:
    TOTAL N = 28 A’s - N – 14 = 50% A minus - N – 8 = 28.57% B’s - N – 6 = 21.42% C’s - N – 0 D’s - N – 0 F’s - N – 0

Recreation Therapy concentration

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:
    Demonstrate familiarity with foundational models of service delivery and best practices
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    70% of students will earn an 80% or greater on Park Prescription Plan Outcomes Report
  • Result:
    A= 62% B= 34% C or below= 1%. 99% of students earned 80% 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:
    Evaluate a variety of therapeutic recreation assessment instruments and batteries.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    80% of students will earn an 80% or greater on the Top 3 Assessment Assignment
  • Result:
    A= 30% B= 40 % C = 16.5 % D/F = 13.33%. 70% of students scored 80% or higher.
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:
    Design and facilitate a leisure education intervention based upon identified client needs
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    80% of students will earn an 80% or greater on the Leisure Education Case Study Report
  • Result:
    A=. 88 % B== 11% C== 0% 100% of students scored 80% or higher.

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.