The undergraduate (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management.The undergraduate sport management program at UT is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.An undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, physical rehabilitation units, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community-based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs, and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

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:
    7.01.01: 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:
    7.01.01: 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 18: 99% of students achieved an 80% or higher on the exam questions. 7.01.03- Fall 18: 95% of students achieved an 80% or higher 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 18: 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:
    1. Brief Note: 80% of students will score >80% (24 points) of the available points on the assignment 2. Public Policy: 80% of students will score >80% (60 points) of the available points on the assignment 3. Board Mtg: 75% of students will score >75% (40 points) of the available points on the assignment 4. Case Studies: 80% of students will score >80% (40 points) of the available points on each case study 5. Quizzes: 70% of students will score >80% (20 points) of the available points on each quiz 6. Management Presentation: 80% of students will score >80% (60 points) of the available points on the assignment
  • Result:
    1. Brief Note: 100% of students scored >80% (24 points) of the available points on the assignment 2. Pubic Policy Exercise: 98% of students scored >80% (60 points) of the available points on the assignment 3. Board Mtg: 95% of students scored >75% (40 points) of the available points on the assignment 4. Case Studies: 100% of students scored >80% (40 points) of the available points on each case study 5. Quizzes: 77% of students scored >80% (20 points) of the available points on each quiz 6. Presentation: 100% of students scored >80% (60 points) of the available points on the assignment

The undergraduate (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management.The undergraduate sport management program at UT is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.An undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, physical rehabilitation units, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community-based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs, and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

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:
    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) 70% of students will score > 80% on the chapter presentation. b) 70% of students will score > 80% on Assignment #1 AND 70% of students will score > 90% on Assignment #4. c) 70% of students will score > 80% on the Part 1 Quiz.
  • Result:
    a) Fall 2018: 98% of students scored > 80%. Spring 2018: 64% of students scored > 80%. b) Fall 2018: 93% of students scored > 80% on Assignment #1. Fall 2018: 92% of students scored > 90% on Assignment #4. Spring 2018: 89% of students scored > 80% on Assignment #1. Spring 2018: 79% of students scored > 90% on Assignment #4. c) Fall 2018: 22% of students scored > 80% on Part 1 Quiz. Spring 2018: 29% of students scored > 80% on Part 1 Quiz.
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.: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity through sport.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    1) Scores on quizzes(n=5); 2) Organizational case study (RSM 430, Section 002, SM)
  • Result:
    1) Quizzes: 50% of students averaged > 80% (16) of the available points over the 5 quizzes 2) Organizational Case Study: 82% of students scored > 80% (80) of the available points
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 demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management of recreation and sport management organizations. (RSM 350) 1. Students will be able to recognize the application of theoretical concepts in the practice sports management. 2. Be knowledgeable of leadership and management theories associated with sport management. 3. Develop knowledge regarding the social issues and ethical concepts associated with leadership, decision making, and evaluating skills in sport management. 4. Understand the role of strategic management in sport organizations; be knowledgeable about the keys to organizational effectiveness.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    1) Mid-term examination; and 2) Final Course Presentation and Paper
  • Result:
    Mid-Term Examination: 32/42 (76%) of students scored > 80% of the available points. The range of grades for this assignment was 50-75 points. The mean grade was 62.24 points. Final Course Presentation and Paper: 100% of students scored > 80% of the available points. Range of grades for this assignment was 65-75 points. The mean grade was 72.31 points.

The undergraduate (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management.The undergraduate sport management program at UT is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.An undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, physical rehabilitation units, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community-based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs, and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

The undergraduate (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management.The undergraduate sport management program at UT is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.An undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, physical rehabilitation units, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community-based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs, and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

The undergraduate (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management.The undergraduate sport management program at UT is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.An undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, physical rehabilitation units, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community-based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs, and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

The undergraduate (B.S.) Recreation and Sport Management program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is comprised of two concentrations, therapeutic recreation and sport management.The undergraduate sport management program at UT is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.An undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services. Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, physical rehabilitation units, drug and alcohol treatment centers, community-based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs, and children's programs. Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.

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.