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Recreation and Leisure Services Program and Therapeutic Recreation

The EWU RCLS Program is designed to aid students in developing philosophical and practical knowledge of recreation and leisure services. Students are are exposed to skill sets and competencies that are relevant to a career in recreation, as well as a ten to sixteen week professional internship. Students may choose from a comprehensive curriculum in one of three majors: Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Therapeutic Recreation. The RCLS Program also offers a Minor in Experience Education and Group Facilitation.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Outcome 1:
    Students will 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:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    For academic year 2017-2018, Standard 7.01 was assessed via 18 different assignments, across 9 different classes creating 685 separate artifacts. Those assignments included: papers, presentations, portfolios, event reflections, feasibility studies, industry reports, professional interviews, administration papers, careers seminars, land management videos, leadership action plans, activity facilitation, policy development, helper papers, annotated bibliographies, budget reports, ethics statements, and critical reflection papers.
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    659 of the separate artifacts met standard 7.01, 24 artifacts did not meet standard 7.01, and 2 were blank (indicating no submission) leading to an average of 96.2% successful obtainment of standard 7.01.
  • Outcome 2:
    Students will 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:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    For academic year 2017-2018, Standard 7.02 was assessed via 7 different assignments, across 5 different classes creating 298 separate artifacts. Those assignments included Challenge Course Reflection Papers, Grant Proposals, ADA Accessibility Evaluations, Helper Papers, Diversity Based Facilitated Discussions, Leisure Anthropologist Papers, and Media Analysis Papers.
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    290 of the separate artifacts met standard 7.02, 7 artifacts did not meet standard 7.02, and 1 was blank (indicating no submission) leading to an average of 97.3% successful obtainment of standard 7.02.
  • Outcome 3:
    Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related professions.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    For academic year 2017-2018, Standard 7.03 was assessed via 12 different assignments, across 7 different classes creating 408 separate artifacts. Those assignments included Program portfolios, feasibility studies, industry reports, professional interviews, policy development, administration papers, careers seminars, capstone papers, budget reports, case synopses, risk management plans, and ADA Accessibility reports.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    382 of the separate artifacts met standard 7.03, 23 artifacts did not meet standard 7.03, and 3 were blank (indicating no submission) leading to an average of 93.6 % successful obtainment of standard 7.03.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307