NC State's, Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) specializes in preparing planning and management professionals for the fields of parks, recreation, and tourism. The PRTM degree has three concentrations: Sustainable Tourism, Program Management and Parks and Natural Resource 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:
    Interns will possess the basic professional knowledge and technical skills necessary to successfully accomplish assignments and responsibilities assigned during their internships.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The agency internship supervisors complete a student evaluation for all students at the end of their internship. The students are evaluated on Personal Qualifications (13 items) and Professional Competencies (8 items). This student learning outcome was assessed using the professional preparation item under Professional Competencies. The students are evaluated using a 4 point scale with 1 being poor (bottom 5% of interns) and 4 being excellent (top 5% of interns.)
  • Result:
    Summer interns (70) rated on average a 3.8 on professional preparation. Only one student scored a 1 on preparation preparation. The other students either scored a 3 or 4.
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:
    Interns should be able to plan and organize recreation programs or activities.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The agency internship supervisors complete a student evaluation for all students at the end of their internship. The students are evaluated on Personal Qualifications (13 items) and Professional Competencies (8 items). This student learning outcome was assessed using the planning and organizing item under Professional Competencies. The students are evaluated using a 4 point scale with 1 being poor (bottom 5% of interns) and 4 being excellent (top 5% of interns.)
  • Result:
    Summer interns (69) rated on average a 3.9 for planning and organizing programs and events.
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 be able to plan, organize and direct the work or activities of others in a manner to produce satisfactory results.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The agency internship supervisors complete a student evaluation for all students at the end of their internship. The students are evaluated on Personal Qualifications (13 items) and Professional Competencies (8 items). This student learning outcome was assessed using the leadership item under Professional Competencies. The students are evaluated using a 4 point scale with 1 being poor (bottom 5% of interns) and 4 being excellent (top 5% of interns.)
  • Result:
    Summer interns (60) rated on average a 3.4 for leadership/supervision during their internship experience. Upon further analysis of this item, it was discovered that 10 students were not given the opportunity to supervise others and therefore could not be evaluated on this item.

NC State's, Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) specializes in preparing planning and management professionals for the fields of parks, recreation, and tourism. The PRTM degree has three concentrations: Sustainable Tourism, Program Management and Parks and Natural Resource Recreation.

NC State's, Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) specializes in preparing planning and management professionals for the fields of parks, recreation, and tourism. The PRTM degree has three concentrations: Sustainable Tourism, Program Management and Parks and Natural Resource Recreation.

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.