The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service.

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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession that is the focus of the program, along with professional practices of that profession.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    The ability for a student to function in an entry level position is assessed using their final internship evaluation for KNR 398.30. It is expected that students will attain a score of 210/300 or higher.
  • Result:
    105 of 105 students (100%) achieved this score. It was determined that recreation management student scores indicated the presence of entry level knowledge, and that no changes were needed to the learning opportunities.
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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to design recreation and related experiences clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional practice, science, and philosophy
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students at ISU complete two programming courses KNR 271 and KNR 374. In KNR 271 students develop a program blueprint. It is expected that students will obtain a score of 70% or higher.
  • Result:
    83 of 89 students (93%) scored 70% or better on this assignment. It was determined that the findings from the KNR 271 Program Blueprint grades indicate that students are successfully demonstrating the ability to design recreation and related experiences to the extent that no changes are needed to either the learning opportunities or measurement.
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 their understanding of management concepts
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students at ISU complete a course in human resources management (KNR 380). In KNR 380 students develop a human resources project. The objective of the human resources project is to simulate management and human resources processes from beginning to end related to organizational development and personnel processes. It is expected that students will obtain a score of 70% or higher.
  • Result:
    102 of 102 students (100%) scored 70% or better on this assignment. It was determined that the findings from the KNR 380 Human Resources Project grades indicate that students are successfully demonstrating an understanding of management concepts to the extent that no changes are needed to either the learning opportunities or measurement.

The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service.

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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope and practice of therapeutic recreation (TR). Fundamental elements include: • Professionalism, including standards of practice, credentialing, and codes of ethics of therapeutic recreation service. • Role and function of therapeutic recreation professionals in health, human, recreation, education, and other relevant systems. • Models of service delivery and best practices in the profession.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students complete the KNR 273 midterm examination which includes content on the Leisure Ability Model and history.
  • Result:
    36 of 36 students (100%) achieved this score. The performance standard for this measure is 80% of students will score 70% or better on the midterm examination. Findings indicate that student performance sufficiently met and exceeded the standard of 70% and determined that therapeutic recreation student scores indicated the presence of entry level knowledge, and that no changes were needed to the learning opportunities.
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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to create/select, conduct, and evaluate individualized assessment for therapeutic recreation services clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional therapeutic recreation practice, science, and philosophy. Fundamental elements of assessment: • Focus on leisure, physical, social, cognitive psychological/emotional, and spiritual domains of human well-being. • Encompass standardized assessments, observation, interview, and record review. • Are team-based and inter/transdisciplinary. • Ascertain participants’ abilities, strengths, goals, and aspirations.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students each select one published/commercial therapeutic recreation and/or leisure behavior assessment to review. In the paper, students discuss the target populations, description of the assessment, clarity of instructions for administration, scoring, and interpretation, validity and reliability information, etc. The papers are evaluated using a rubric that addresses each required area.
  • Result:
    The performance standard for this measure is 80% of students will score 70% or better on the published assessment review paper. 32 out of 32 students (100%) met the desired performance standard. Findings indicate that student performance sufficiently met and exceeded the standard and no changes were needed.
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 graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry level knowledge about facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in therapeutic recreation. Fundamental elements include: • Regulatory and legal compliance contextualized to the service delivery system (e.g., health care, human services, recreation, education). • Operations and maintenance. • Finance and budgeting, reimbursement. • Marketing and advocacy. • Strategic and other agency/program level planning. • Risk and safety management. • Quality management. • Human resource development and management. • Professional development. • Evidence-theory-based practice. • Research and technological impacts.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students do extensive research on all areas of the clinical practice guidelines. Students include information about the specific disability (e.g., definition, etiology, diagnostic criteria, prognosis, course of treatment), pharmacology (e.g., typical medications, side effects, contraindications for participation in recreation and leisure), adaptive or assistive equipment, biopsychosocial impacts of disability (e.g., activities of daily living, social interaction, health status, recreation and leisure, quality of life), therapeutic recreation interventions (e.g., team and TR assessments, client needs appropriate for TR, possible team and TR intervention, accommodations for medications), and evidence-based program (e.g., summary of article, program, outcomes). The papers are evaluated using a rubric that addresses each required area.
  • Result:
    The performance standard for this measure is 80% of students will score 70% or better on the published assessment review paper. 32 out of 32 students (100%) met the desired performance standard. Findings scores indicated entry level knowledge of management and administration of therapeutic recreation such that no changes were needed to the learning opportunities or measurement.

The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service.

The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service.

The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service.

The Recreation and Park Administration program at Illinois State University includes two undergraduate sequences: Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. The program has been accredited since 1985 and is dedicated to the mission of promoting the healthy use of leisure through exemplary teaching, focused research, and professional service.

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.