The Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration program housed in the Department of Kinesiology offers a B.S. degree with a common core curriculum of 51-55 credits with four interdisciplinary options in Recreation Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Promotion, and Sports Administration. The program has had continuous NPRA/COAPRT accreditation since 1988. The program has two tenured full professors, one tenured associate professor, one untenured assistant professor and one practitioner in-residence with 95 majors.

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:
    Rec 152 Introduction to Recreation Sport, and Park Administration Students will demonstrate their understanding of the nature, scope, and processes of the field of recreation/tourism by being able to identify the key historical and philosophical components of field’s foundations, history and philosophies.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Exam
  • Result:
    68% of the students scored above 75% or better on those questions
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:
    Rec 390 Recreation Programming Students will work in small groups to design, implement and evaluate a Recreation program plan that embraces personal ability to a diverse community group.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Group Programming Project Grading Rubric
  • Result:
    83.5% of the students scored 75% or better
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:
    Rec 422 Recreation Facility and Area Management Students will demonstrate entry level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related profession; especially the design and development of recreation facilities.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Facility Project Grading Rubric
  • Result:
    100% of the students scored 75% or better on the project

The Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration program housed in the Department of Kinesiology offers a B.S. degree with a common core curriculum of 51-55 credits with four interdisciplinary options in Recreation Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Promotion, and Sports Administration. The program has had continuous NPRA/COAPRT accreditation since 1988. The program has two tenured full professors, one tenured associate professor, one untenured assistant professor and one practitioner in-residence with 95 majors.

The Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration program housed in the Department of Kinesiology offers a B.S. degree with a common core curriculum of 51-55 credits with four interdisciplinary options in Recreation Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Promotion, and Sports Administration. The program has had continuous NPRA/COAPRT accreditation since 1988. The program has two tenured full professors, one tenured associate professor, one untenured assistant professor and one practitioner in-residence with 95 majors.

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.