Accredited Programs Directory

Recreation Administration

The WKU Recreation Administration program began in 1967. The program resides within the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport and is one of seven departments in the College of Health and Human Services. The Recreation Administration program is designed to provide students a well-rounded recreation education by creating a challenging, student-focused learning environment, which includes opportunities to apply skills and theories taught in the classroom through service to the campus, community, and recreation profession. The program includes a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Recreation Administration, a minor in Community Recreation, a minor in Outdoor Experience Leadership, a minor in Facility and Event Management, and two interdisciplinary minors in Tourism and Nonprofit Administration. The program also offers a Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sport Administration with on-campus and online options. Only the undergraduate Recreation Administration degree program is accredited by COAPRT.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 96%
  • Outcome 1:
    REC students 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 1 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Evaluation includes the REC 302 community leadership project: site visit, written plan, and evaluation from peers and faculty.
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    Fall 2017 = 71.43% earned 70% or above Spring 2018 = 90.32% earned 70% or above
  • Outcome 2:
    REC students 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 2 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    Evaluation of the REC 306 recreation program plan may include: description, promotion, event schedule, timeline, budget, registration, legal forms, directions, & evaluation.
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    Fall 2017 = 94.73% of students earned 70% or above Spring 2018 = 100% of students earned 70% or above
  • Outcome 3:
    REC students shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    Evaluation of the REC 406 agency manual program may include: org. mission/vision/goals/objectives; personnel recruitment/evaluation; budgets; policies; risk mgt.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    Fall 2017 = 86.67% scored a 70% or above
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307