Therapeutic Recreation: The Therapeutic Recreation Program at the University of Tennessee is to prepare students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work with delivering therapeutic recreation to special populations, learn to use various interventions to treat physical, social, cognitive, and emotional conditions associated with illness, injury, or chronic disability, and learn the academic component which will enable you to pass the NCTRC national exam.

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:
    Exam questions relate to history, philosophy and background of therapeutic recreation. -70% of students will score an average of 80% on the grading rubric.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Exam questions relate to history, philosophy and background of therapeutic recreation. -70% of students will score an average of 80% on the grading rubric.
  • Result:
    7.01.01- Fall 19: 95% of students achieved an 80% or higher score on the exam questions. 7.01.03- Fall 19: 95% of students achieved an 80% or higher score on the exam questions.
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:
    7.02.01: Organize a leisure wellness program, which addresses specific facilitation techniques and therapeutic recreation programming. (RSM 325) 7.02.02: Detail in writing, the role and importance of various therapeutic recreation facilitation techniques.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    7.02.01: Group Project: paper and presentation on an assigned facilitation technique -70% of students will achieve 80% on the group project. 7.02.02: Group Project: paper and presentation on an assigned facilitation technique -70% of students will achieve 80% on the group project.
  • Result:
    Fall 19: 100% of the students achieved 80% or higher on the 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:
    7.03.01 Students will understand the role and functions of the contemporary administrator in the management of a therapeutic recreation organization. (RSM 430, Section 001, TR))
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Fall 2019 1. Public Policy Assignment: 80% of students will score >80% (40 points) of the available points on the assignment 2. Board Mtg Analysis: 75% of students will score >75% (40 points) of the available points on the assignment 3. Case Studies: 80% of students will score >80% (40 points) of the available points on each case study 4. Quizzes: 70% of students will score >80% (20 points) of the available points on each quiz 5. Management Presentation: 80% of students will score >80% (60 points) of the available points on the assignment
  • Result:
    Fall 2019 1. Public Policy Assignment: 33% of students scored >80% (40 points) of the available points on the assignment 2. Board Mtg Analysis: 100% of students scored >75% (40 points) of the available points on the assignment 3. Case Studies: 100% of students scored >80% (40 points) of the available points on each case study 4. Quizzes: 92% of students scored >80% (20 points) of the available points on each quiz 5. Management Presentation: 80% of students scored >80% (72 points) of the available points on the assignment

Sport Management: The primary aim of the Sport Management program is to prepare dynamic leaders for tomorrow’s sport industry through scholarship, leadership, diversity, and quality academic and practical experience. Students receive a high quality academic experience by emphasizing experiential learning with a diverse faculty knowledge base.

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:
    Fall 2019 a) Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of the sport and recreation industries, focusing on the business aspects of the industries, career opportunities, and professional practices. b) Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of the skills and abilities required in the sport management profession. c) Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of the foundations and history of the sport management profession. (RSM 250)
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    a) 80% of students will obtain 80% of the available points on each of five quizzes given in the RSM 250. b) 80% of students enrolled in RSM 250 will volunteer a minimum of six hours over the span of the semester.
  • Result:
    Fall 2019
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:
    Fall 2019 a) 80% of students scored 80% of the available points on each of five quizzes given in the RSM 250. b) 91.45% of students enrolled in RSM 250 volunteered six hours or more during the semester.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Fall 2019 1. Board Meeting Analysis: 80% of students in the course will score > 80% of the available points on the exercise 2. Legislative Exercise: 80% of students in the course will score > 80% of the available points on the exercise 3. Professional Presentation: 80% of students in the course will score > 80% of the available points on the presentation (RSM 430, Section 002, SM)
  • Result:
    Fall 2019 1. Board Meeting Analysis: 100% of students in the course scored > 80% of the available points on the exercise 2. Legislative Exercise: 100% of students in the course will score > 80% of the available points on the exercise 3. Professional Presentation: 96% of students in the course will score > 80% of the available points on the presentation (RSM 430, Section 002, SM)
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:
    7.03.01: • Understand the framework of the legal process and the concepts of tort liability, negligence and risk management as they apply to the sport manager.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    • Cases submitted are evaluated on a pass/fail basis with opportunity for student review and revision. • 80% > of students will secure 80% or higher of the available points on the case.
  • Result:
    • 100% of students scored 80% or higher of the available points on the case

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.