Northwest Missouri State University Recreation Program. General Core accredited since 2011.

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 will demonstrate knowledge of the historical evolution of parks, recreation and leisure as well as the implications for related professions and industry. Students will demonstrate knowledge of philisophical and theoretical frameworks for understanding parks, recreation and leisure as well as implications for professional practice.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Through an exam in the Foundations course and the Leadership Course
  • Result:
    Students in the Fall16 semester passed the Foundation exam pertaining to this outcome with an 88% Students in the leadership course passed the exam related to this outcome with a 89%
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 will demonstrate cultural competence through knowledge and practice that embraces personal and cultural dimensions of diversity and inclusion.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    This outcome was measured in Fall 16 with a Post Reflection Experience written paper and scoring rubric.
  • Result:
    Students achieved an 82% average on the paper resulting in meeting of our standard.
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 the knowledge and ability to design risk management and operational policies and procedures.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Through an administrational project related to liability in a facility in the administration course.
  • Result:
    Students achieved 74% on the assignment and therefore met the standard but we are looking at this in detail for future development.

Northwest Missouri State University Recreation Program. General Core accredited since 2011.

Northwest Missouri State University Recreation Program. General Core accredited since 2011.

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.