Accredited Programs Directory

Recreation Program and Recreation Therapy Program

The recreation degree program, founded in 1947, has a core accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Related Professions (COAPRT). The degree has maintained continuous accreditation since its first awarding of this status occurred in April 1987. The recreation degree accrediting body is overseen and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Higher Education is sensitive and seeks to educate consumers when seeking a degree. They have posted on their web site links regarding degree mills.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Outcome 1:
    Develop an understanding of the significance of play, recreation and leisure for health and wellness in contemporary society.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Test questions
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    58% of enrolled students scored at least an 80% on test questions relating to COAPRT standard 7.01
  • Outcome 2:
    Advocate for the significance of play, recreation and leisure in contemporary society
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    SWOT Analysis paper
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    97% of students scored an 80% or higher on the assignment.
  • Outcome 3:
    Students will develop an understanding of the key elements associated with universal and accessible design as it relates to areas and facilities.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    Quiz was administered covering universal design and accessibility in recreation areas and facilities.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    Average score on the quiz: 4.7/5(94%)
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  N/A