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Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration Program

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.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Outcome 1:
    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.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    Exam
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    68% of the students scored above 75% or better on those questions
  • Outcome 2:
    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.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    Group Programming Project Grading Rubric
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    83.5% of the students scored 75% or better
  • Outcome 3:
    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.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    Facility Project Grading Rubric
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    100% of the students scored 75% or better on the project
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  N/A
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  N/A