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.

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 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:
    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.
  • 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.
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 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:
    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.
  • 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.
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 operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism, and/or related professions.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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 shall: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of the therapeutic recreation profession and its associated service delivery systems. Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the foundations of the therapeutic recreation profession in history, theory, science, and philosophy.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    For the academic year 2017-2018, the Therapeutic Recreation standard 7.01 was assessed via 12 different assignments, across 5 different classes, creating 220 separate student artifacts. These assignments included Activity Analyses, Case Studies, Elevator Speeches, ICF Write Ups, Leisure Education Games, NCTRC Applications, Recreation Programs, Specific Program Designs, Theory Papers, Treatment/Diagnostic Protocols, Wheelchair Scavenger Hunt, and Professional Panel Topic Development.
  • Result:
    Over all assignments, 100% of assessed student artifacts met Standard 7.01.
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 demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, document, and evaluate therapeutic recreation services that facilitate targeted outcomes.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    For the academic year 2017-2018, the Therapeutic Recreation standard 7.02 was assessed via 11 different assignments, across 5 different classes, creating 196 separate student artifacts. These assignments included: Activity Analyses, Assessment Write Ups, Case Studies, ICF Write Ups, Leisure Education Games, Recreation Programs, Specific Program Designs, Treatment Goals/Objective Journals, Treatment/Diagnostic Protocols, Wheelchair Technique Scavenger Hunts, and Professional Panel Topic Development.
  • Result:
    Over all assignments, 100% of assessed student artifacts met Standard 7.02.
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 shall demonstrate entry- level knowledge about management/administration of therapeutic recreation services.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    For the academic year 2017-2018, the Therapeutic Recreation standard 7.03 was assessed via 4 different assignments, across 2 different classes, creating 89 separate student artifacts. These assignments included: Comprehensive Program Designs, Elevator Speeches, NCTRC Applications, and Professional Panel Topic Development.
  • Result:
    Over all assignments, 100% of assessed student artifacts met Standard 7.03.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.