Recreation and Park Administration The mission of the Recreation and Park Administration Program is to educate recreation and park professionals for self, community, and society. The Recreation and Park Administration Program offers four areas of emphasis for students: Natural Resource, Recreation Sport Management, Interpretation, and Therapeutic Recreation.

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 entry-level knowledge of the organization of public, non-profit, and commercial recreation and park agencies,
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Final Written Exam
  • Result:
    85% of the students scored met expectations or above on the final written exam for this measure.
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 the ability to design a recreation program to facilitate targeted human experiences and embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Program Design Rubric
  • Result:
    78% of the students scored a met expectations or above on the program design project.
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 deomonstrate the ability to develop a maintenance planincludding a maintenance manual and complete budget.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Maintenance plan and budget exercise
  • Result:
    96% of the students scored a met expectations or above on this project

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.