The Recreation and Sport Management program is comprised of a common core of courses and offers concentrations in Recreation Therapy, Community Recreation and Park Resources, Sport Operations Management., and Outdoor Recreation.

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:
    Program Outcome: Demonstrate knowledge of the recreation and sport management professions’ scope and practices and the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of these professions. Course Outcome: Explain organizational policies, procedures, and training practices that support inclusive service delivery.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RSTM 299-Portfolio rubric. 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations)
  • Result:
    Fall 2018: 80% (N = 15). Target met. Notes: For this paper students completed a detailed outline, a peer-review, rough draft and final draft. No changes are recommended.
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:
    Program and course outcome: Demonstrate ability to plan, implement, and evaluate recreation, sport and tourism encounters for target experiential and learning outcomes among diverse clientele, settings, cultures and contexts.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RSTM 211-Portfolio rubric. 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations)
  • Result:
    Fall 2018 - 61% (N = 13). Target not met. All 5 the students who did not meet the target struggled with college rigor and are no longer at the university. Recent past assessments of this assignment taught in the same manner met performance targets. Therefore no changes are recommended.
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:
    Program outcome: Demonstrate ability to understand and apply principles and procedures of management and administration, marketing and public relations, finance, and human resources management in organizations that provide recreation, sport and tourism experiences. Course Outcome: Demonstrate use of professional communication to plan, develop, write, and present a risk management plan that is organized and follows logical reasoning as well as uses appropriate technical writing skills and writing style.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RSTM 325-Portfolio rubric. 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations).
  • Result:
    Spring 2019-82% (N=22). Target Met. Notes: For this paper students completed a two part rough draft and final draft and presentation. No changes are recommended.

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:
    Program Outcome: Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the therapeutic recreation profession and its associated service delivery systems, and the foundations of the therapeutic recreation profession in history, theory, science, and philosophy. Course Outcome: Explain the various roles and settings in which therapeutic recreation professionals work.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Portfolio Rubric. 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations)
  • Result:
    91% (N=11). Target met. Notes: No change recommended.
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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, document, and evaluate therapeutic recreation services that facilitate targeted outcomes, and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity. Course Outcome: Evaluate therapeutic recreation assessment instruments.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RSTM 335-Assessment instrument reviews. Portfolio Rubric. 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations).
  • Result:
    Assessed in Spring 2018 (the most recent semester course was offered). 75% (N=8). Target met. Notes: Overall performance and understanding meets expectations. Some students wrote the paper in a list/bullet format versus a formal narrative. They possibly misunderstood the directions. Review instructions for assignment and be explicit on the expectations.
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:
    Program outcome: Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/ administration of therapeutic recreation services. Course Outcome: Demonstrate ability to apply a professional code of ethics.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Code of Ethics Case Study. Portfolio Rubric. 75% of students will achieve a rating of 2 (i.e. meets expectations).
  • Result:
    Assessed in Spring 2018 (the most recent semester course was offered). 50% (N=10). Target not met. Student submissions were divided in extremes. 50% of students performed below expectations and 50% performed above expectations. The specific students who under-performed commonly struggle with time management and writing. This partly may explain the extreme under-performance of half the class. To curtail this from occurring in the future, provide greater clarity in the directions and spend more class time introducing the assignment and expectations. Also conduct an additional in-class case study analysis in preparation for the written assignment.

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.