RCLS Core - This consists of the core curriculum for all three RCLS majors (Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Therapeutic Recreation)

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 2018-2019, Standard 7.01 was measured via 14 different assignments, across 7 different classes for a total of 525 separate student artifacts. These assignments included papers, presentations, feasibility studies, industry reports, interviews, video productions, leadership plans, quantitative and qualitative research reports, reflection papers, budget reports, and ethics statements.
  • Result:
    Out of the 525 separate artifacts, 496 met the outcome, 26 did not meet the outcome, and 3 were blank (no submission) - indicating a 94% success rate for 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 2018-2019, Standard 7.02 was measured via 8 different assignments, across 4 different classes, creating 311 student artifacts. Assignments included reflection papers, evaluation projects, Quantitative and Qualitative research reports, ADA Accessibility Evaluations, Facilitated discussion, leisure anthropology paper, and a media analysis paper.
  • Result:
    294 of the 311 student artifacts met Standard 7.02, 14 were not met, and 3 were blank, indicating a 95% success rate for 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 2018-2019, Standard 7.03 was measured via 11 different assignments, across 6 different classes creating 375 separate student artifacts. These assignments included portfolios, industry reports, evaluation projects, policy development, a career seminar, budget reports, risk management plans, and ADA accessibility assessments.
  • Result:
    352 of the 375 student artifacts met Standard 7.03, 19 did not meet, and there were 4 blanks, indicating a 94% success rate for Standard 7.03.

Therapeutic Recreation Program. This program prepares students to sit for the NCTRC exam after completion of their 16 week internship.

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. Students shall 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 2018-2019, TR Standard 7.01 was measured via 9 different assignments across 4 different classes creating 118 separate student artifacts. These assignments included program plans, activity analyses, Treatment and program Protocols, Professional Panel discussions, Wheelchair techniques, and ICF Write Ups
  • Result:
    116 of the 118 separate student artifacts met TR Standard 7.01, with 2 as no submission. This indicates a 98% success rate at meeting 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 the Therapeutic Recreation services that facilitate targeted outcomes.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    For academic year 2018-2019, TR Standard 7.02 was measured via 10 different assignments, across 5 different classes for a total of 218 separate student artifacts. These assignments included Program Plans, Protocols, Activity Analyses, ICF Write Ups, Wheelchair Techniques, and Professional Panels
  • Result:
    212 of the 218 student artifacts met TR Standard 7.02, with 3 not meeting, and 3 blanks - indicating a 97% success rate at meeting TR 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 academic year 2018-2019, TR Standard 7.03 was measured via 4 different assignments, across 2 different classes, creating 44 separate student artifacts. These assignments included the NCTRC application, an elevator speech, facilitation of a professional panel, and the development of a comprehensive TR program.
  • Result:
    43 of 44 student artifacts measuring TR Standard 7.03 were met, with one non-submission, indicating a 98% success rate at meeting TR Standard 7.03.

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.