NC Central University is the nation's first public Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The Department of Physical Education and Recreation's Bachelor of Science Program in Recreation Administration, established in 1949, offers a scientifically based, service learning enhanced curriculum for students who want to work with people, enjoy activity and gain satisfaction in enhancing the quality of life of others. The curricular emphasis is on the professional preparation of students for careers in a variety of recreational settings, such as: municipal, high schools and colleges, professional, athletic, and recreational sport agencies and arenas, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, city parks and recreation, state and national parks, commercial, nonprofit, campus, employee, military agencies, health clubs, fitness centers, and clinical and nonclinical sites. Serving over 140 undergrads, student majors can choose one of three concentration options: Parks and Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management (which includes a Business or Sport Coaching minor), and Recreational Therapy.

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 shall be able to demonstrate techniques and processes to facilitate group activities.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students in the Recreation Administration Program complete a Leadership Activity Class Project. Our target was that 70% of students would achieve 70% or higher on the assignment as assessed by a rubric.
  • Result:
    94.1% of student majors achieved 70% or higher on the Leadership Activity Class Project assignment as assessed by a rubric. (N=64, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018 students).
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 shall demonstrate the ability to assess recreational needs and to use needs assessment data to improve the quality of offerings.
  • Measure Type:
    Indirect
  • Assessment Method:
    Students graduating from the Recreation Administration Program complete a comprehensive “Graduating Senior Survey” (GSS) upon graduating from the program. Our target was for 80% of graduating student majors would agree or strongly agree to the statement on the RAP Graduating Senior Survey: “I have the ability to facilitate programs (i.e., implement or stage programs).”
  • Result:
    97% of graduating student majors* agreed or strongly agreed to the statement on the RAP Graduating Senior Survey: “I have the ability to facilitate programs (i.e., implement or stage programs).” * Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018 (N=34).
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 Recreation Administration Program shall be able to describe basic human resources management concepts, principles, and procedures.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Students graduating from the Recreation Administration Program shall be able to describe basic human resources management concepts, principles, and procedures.
  • Result:
    90.5% of Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 Internship Site Supervisors (N=21) responded 'strongly agree' or 'agree' to the statement: “ability to describe basic human resources management concepts, principles, and procedures” when asked to assess the student intern’s ability to perform fundamental, entry level, managerial competencies in an Agency Supervisor’s Final Evaluation of the intern student.

NC Central University is the nation's first public Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The Department of Physical Education and Recreation's Bachelor of Science Program in Recreation Administration, established in 1949, offers a scientifically based, service learning enhanced curriculum for students who want to work with people, enjoy activity and gain satisfaction in enhancing the quality of life of others. The curricular emphasis is on the professional preparation of students for careers in a variety of recreational settings, such as: municipal, high schools and colleges, professional, athletic, and recreational sport agencies and arenas, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, city parks and recreation, state and national parks, commercial, nonprofit, campus, employee, military agencies, health clubs, fitness centers, and clinical and nonclinical sites. Serving over 140 undergrads, student majors can choose one of three concentration options: Parks and Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management (which includes a Business or Sport Coaching minor), and Recreational Therapy.

NC Central University is the nation's first public Historically Black College/University (HBCU). The Department of Physical Education and Recreation's Bachelor of Science Program in Recreation Administration, established in 1949, offers a scientifically based, service learning enhanced curriculum for students who want to work with people, enjoy activity and gain satisfaction in enhancing the quality of life of others. The curricular emphasis is on the professional preparation of students for careers in a variety of recreational settings, such as: municipal, high schools and colleges, professional, athletic, and recreational sport agencies and arenas, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, city parks and recreation, state and national parks, commercial, nonprofit, campus, employee, military agencies, health clubs, fitness centers, and clinical and nonclinical sites. Serving over 140 undergrads, student majors can choose one of three concentration options: Parks and Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management (which includes a Business or Sport Coaching minor), and Recreational Therapy.

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.