Outdoor Adventure Leadership: In our innovative, intensive, and experiential curriculum, you will develop into a strong leader capable of effectively facilitating groups through high risk environments. You will learn the theory and principles of adventure and leadership strategies, and also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a wilderness context. You will enrich your professional courses with a broad array of liberal arts courses to develop your integrative thinking, critical thinking, and analysis skills. Opportunities for interdisciplinary study will expand your horizons. As a graduate of our program, you will be a responsible and independent thinker, demonstrate respect for others, embrace the spirit of collaboration, have awareness of our environmental and cultural connections, and commit to lifelong service and learning

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 ability to develop a personal philosophy of leisure reflecting on individual values and beliefs.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Time Diary
  • Result:
    87% of students received a grade of 80% or better on this assignment.
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:
    Demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate a program reflecting the application of knowledge of program planning principles and process.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Programming Project
  • Result:
    92% of students received a score of 70% or better on this assignment.
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:
    Demonstrate the ability to relate basic concepts, principles and procedures of management/administration within an agency experience.
  • Measure Type:
    Indirect
  • Assessment Method:
    Service Learning Supervisor Evaluation
  • Result:
    94% of students received an satisfactory rating or better

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 ability to develop a personal philosophy of leisure reflecting on individual values and beliefs.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Time Diary
  • Result:
    87% of students received a grade of 80% or better
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:
    Demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate a program reflecting the application of knowledge of program planning principles and process.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Programming Project
  • Result:
    92% of students received a score of 70% or better on this assignment.
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:
    Demonstrate the ability to relate basic concepts, principles and procedures of management/administration within an agency experience.
  • Measure Type:
    Indirect
  • Assessment Method:
    Service learning supervisor evaluation
  • Result:
    94% of students received a score of satisfactory or better on this evaluation.

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.