The BA in Leisure Youth & Human Services focuses on preparing individuals with the skills, knowledge and values required to effectively assume professional leadership and managerial positions in the areas of recreation, parks, therapeutic recreation, tourism, youth and human service settings.

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 LYHS Program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession, along with professional practices of that profession.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Comprehensive Final Exam
  • Result:
    Across all semesters, an average of 88% of students scored 70% or better on the comprehensive final exam. * No changes have been made to the course content as it is determined the foundational information presented is appropriate and students are showing mastery of the information.
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 LYHS Program shall demonstrate the ability to evaluate service and experience offerings and to use evaluation data to improve the quality of offerings.
  • Measure Type:
    Indirect
  • Assessment Method:
    Pre-post SALG (Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains)
  • Result:
    * Student conceptual understanding of research and evaluation significantly increased (p.<01). * Student research and evaluation skills significantly increased (p.<01). * Student confidence in the topic and in conducting evaluative research significantly increased (p.<01). * Student ability to connect course learning to other areas of their life (i.e., systematic reasoning, critical data analysis) significantly increased (p.<01). Open-ended responses confirmed that research skills were the primary student gain.
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 LYHS Program shall be able to recognize basic facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management and administration, infrastructure management, financial and human resource management, and marketing and public relations.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Midterm and Final Exam
  • Result:
    Fall 2018 Midterm: 70% Fall 2018 Final: 75% Spring 2019 Midterm: 73% Spring 2019 Final: 98%

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.