The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and was first accredited in 1990. The department offers four B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with optional concentrations in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery and Camp Management; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. In September 2017, SUNY Cortland received continuing accreditation for its 10-course core curriculum shared by all four majors. In addition, continuing accreditation was granted to the department's therapeutic recreation program.

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 identify and describe the basic principles of leadership, including its functions, settings, elements, and characteristics.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Mid-term exam grades in REC 380-Leadership in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services. At least 80% of students must receive at least 75% on the relevant exam for the outcome to be successfully met.
  • Result:
    43 of 44 students scored 75% or better on the relevant exam for an outcome success rate of 98%.
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 be able to use the Inclusivity Assessment Tool to assess the inclusivity of recreation programs, areas, and facilities.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Assignment in REC 293-Diversity and Inclusive Recreation Services: Certified Inclusivity Assessor (CIA) certification. Students complete an online training called Inclusion U administered by the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center and receive CIA status by scoring 80% or better on the Inclusion U final exam. 100% of students must become a Certified Inclusivity Assessor for the outcome to be successfully met.
  • Result:
    48 of 52 students became Certified Inclusivity Assessors for an outcome success rate of 92%.
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:
    As part of a team, students will demonstrate the ability to prepare an operating manual for a recreation program that addresses timelines, policies and procedures, risk management, and necessary controls.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Written assignment in REC 446-Legal Aspects of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services: Team Project Report. 80% of students must receive at least 70% on this assignment for the outcome to be successfully met.
  • Result:
    44 of 46 students scored 70% or better on this written assignment for an outcome success rate of 96%.

The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and was first accredited in 1990. The department offers four B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with optional concentrations in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery and Camp Management; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. In September 2017, SUNY Cortland received continuing accreditation for its 10-course core curriculum shared by all four majors. In addition, continuing accreditation was granted to the department's therapeutic recreation program.

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 entry-level knowledge of professionalism including standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics of therapeutic recreation service.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Written assignment in REC 438-Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services: Philosophy Paper. At least 80% of the students must earn 70% or better to be counted as successfully meeting the learning outcome.
  • Result:
    12 of 12 students scored 70% or better on this assignment for an outcome success rate of 100%.
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 conduct individualized planning of therapeutic recreation services, including the ability to use assessment results to generate person-centered contextualized plans that contain appropriate goals and objectives, use culturally relevant evidence-based interventions, and involve the team and family/community.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Written assignment in REC 431-Therapeutic Recreation Process II: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation: Treatment Plan with action plan as part of service learning. At least 80% of the students must earn 70% or better to be counted as successfully meeting the learning outcome.
  • Result:
    12 of 13 students scored 70% or better on this assignment for an outcome success rate of 92%.
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 management/administration in therapeutic recreation services, including regulations and standards in therapeutic recreation.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Written assignment and exam questions in REC 438-Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services: Program Plan and mid-term exam. At least 80% of students will receive at least 70% on these outcome assessment tools for the outcome to be successfully met.
  • Result:
    23 of 23 students scored 70% or better on both assignments for an outcome success rate of 100%.

The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and was first accredited in 1990. The department offers four B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with optional concentrations in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery and Camp Management; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. In September 2017, SUNY Cortland received continuing accreditation for its 10-course core curriculum shared by all four majors. In addition, continuing accreditation was granted to the department's therapeutic recreation program.

The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and was first accredited in 1990. The department offers four B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with optional concentrations in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery and Camp Management; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. In September 2017, SUNY Cortland received continuing accreditation for its 10-course core curriculum shared by all four majors. In addition, continuing accreditation was granted to the department's therapeutic recreation program.

The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and was first accredited in 1990. The department offers four B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with optional concentrations in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery and Camp Management; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. In September 2017, SUNY Cortland received continuing accreditation for its 10-course core curriculum shared by all four majors. In addition, continuing accreditation was granted to the department's therapeutic recreation program.

The Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at SUNY Cortland was established in 1948 and was first accredited in 1990. The department offers four B.S. degrees in the following majors: Recreation, with optional concentrations in Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery and Camp Management; Outdoor Recreation, with a required concentration in either Environmental and Cultural Interpretation, Natural Resource Recreation Management, or Outdoor Leadership; Recreation Management; and Therapeutic Recreation. In September 2017, SUNY Cortland received continuing accreditation for its 10-course core curriculum shared by all four majors. In addition, continuing accreditation was granted to the department's therapeutic recreation program.

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.