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Recreation and Park Administration and Therapeutic Recreation

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.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 96%
  • Outcome 1:
    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.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 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.
  • Outcome 1 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.
  • Outcome 2:
    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
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 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.
  • Outcome 2 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.
  • Outcome 3:
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of management concepts
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 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.
  • Outcome 3 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.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307