B.S., Major in Recreation Adminstration: The mission of the Recreation Administration program is to prepare students for many different careers within the recreation industry including but not limited to programming, leadership, inclusion, therapeutic interventions, and management. A student-centered approach to efficacy-based practice is emphasized.

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 knowledge of scope of recreation programming practice.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students in REC 1310 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services will score 70% or better on the instructor designed midterm examination. Multiple choice exam questions will include such things as: significant historical events including key legislative, social or economic actions that influenced the growth of the leisure services industry; or defining three or more primary theories or philosophical positions related to the explanation of leisure behavior.
  • Result:
    In fall 2018, and spring 2019, 210 undergraduate students enrolled in REC 1310 Introduction to Recreation were assessed using an instructor designed mid-term exam in order to measure students' ability to define three or more primary theories related to the explanation of leisure behavior. The course instructor found that 184 of the 210 students scored 70% or better on this exam. Thus, 87.6% of undergraduate students enrolled in REC 1310 Introduction to Recreation met or exceeded expectations on the exam by demonstrating their knowledge of theories related to the explanation of leisure behavior.
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 will successfully modify an existing recreation program
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students in REC 2336 Directed Field Experience in Programming Recreation will complete a written assignment which requires them to modify an existing program to accommodate the needs of three different populations. The assignment, based on a 100pt scale, will be evaluated by the instructor based on the student’s ability to articulate how diverse needs of each population were addressed in the modified program. Students will score 70% or better on this assignment.
  • Result:
    In fall 2018, and spring 2019, 28 undergraduate students enrolled in REC 2336 Directed Field Experience in Programming Recreation were assessed using an applied assignment in order to measure students’ ability to modify an existing recreation program to accommodate the needs of diverse populations. The course instructor found that 22 of 28 students were able to modify an existing program to meet the needs of three different population groups. Thus 78.5% of undergraduate students enrolled in REC 2336 Directed Field Experience in Programming Recreation met or exceeded the standard of 70% using an instructor designed rubric which evaluated their ability to modify recreation programs for different populations based on appropriateness of the activity, adapted instructions, instructor:participant ratios, and modified equipment or location.
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:
    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.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    During REC 4680 Internship in Recreation Administration, students will develop an Administrative Project Plan, one section of which will demonstrate the application of entry-level skills in planning and design of a recreation program that will be judged by a university and agency supervisor. The assignment will be evaluated using a rubric which looks at analysis of 1) relevance to the agency mission; 2) identification of the target market; 3) statement of measurable and realistic goals; 4) thoroughness of a plan for marketing; 5) Appropriate risk management and evaluation plans; and 6) and plan for including diverse populations. Students will earn a 75% average grade on these evaluations.
  • Result:
    In fall 2018, and spring 2019, 22 undergraduate students enrolled in REC 4680 Internship in Recreation Administration, were assessed using part of an administrative project in order to measure students’ ability to demonstrate entry-level skills in the planning and design of a recreation program. The course instructor found that 21 of the 22 students met the standard of scoring 75% or better on this section of the administrative project. Thus, 95% of undergraduate students enrolled in REC 4680 Internship in Recreation Administration met or exceeded expectations when evaluated using an instructor designed rubric which looked at 1) relevance to the agency mission; 2) identification of the target market; 3) statement of measurable and realistic goals; 4) thoroughness of a plan for marketing; 5) Appropriate risk management and evaluation plans; and 6) and plan for including diverse populations by demonstrating their ability to plan and design a recreation program.

B. S., Major in Recreation Adminstration, Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. The mission of the Recreation Administration program is to prepare students for many different careers within the recreation industry including but not limited to programming, leadership, inclusion, therapeutic interventions, and management. A student-centered approach to efficacy-based practice is emphasized.

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:
    Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the therapeutic recreation profession.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    As measured by the NCTRC Certification exam, Students will earn 70% or better on the 'Foundational Knowledge' section.
  • Result:
    82.9% (34 of 41) of TR students who took the test for the first time in 2018 scored 70% or better on this section of the exam. (NOTE: we have not received reports from 2019)
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:
    During the internship experience, students will complete a case study which requires them to select and utilize an assessment instrument and then use the data to create and implement a treatment plan for a specified client.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    This assignment will be evaluated by both university and agency supervisors. Using a rubric, students will be valuated looking at assessment of the consumer, outcomes for direction of treatment, implementation of interventions based on outcomes, evaluation of outcomes, and documentation of the TR Process. Students will earn a 75% average grade on the case study assignment.
  • Result:
    In fall 2018, and spring 2019, 41 undergraduate students enrolled in REC 4681 Internship in Therapeutic Recreation were assessed using a case study in order to measure students’ ability to understand and apply the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) process (APIE). The course instructor found that 36 of 41 students met the standard of scoring 75% or better on the case study. Thus, 87.8% of undergraduate students enrolled in REC 4681 Internship in Therapeutic Recreation met or exceeded expectations when graded using an instructor designed rubric that evaluated the assessment of the client chosen for the case study, outcomes identified for direction of treatment, implementation of interventions based on desired outcomes, evaluation of outcomes and documentation of the TR Process.
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:
    Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge about administrative functions in therapeutic recreation practice.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    As measured by the NCTRC Certification exam, Students will earn 70% or better on the 'Administration of TR/RT Service' section.
  • Result:
    87.8% (36 of 41) of TR students who took the test for the first time in 2018 scored 70% or better on this section of the exam. (NOTE: we have not received reports from 2019)

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.