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.

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

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.

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.

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.