The BS in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The required internship allows students to gain practical experience in parks and recreation professions. There are three areas of emphasis: community recreation services management, natural resource recreation management, and special event management. The therapeutic recreation program prepares competent, entry-level recreational therapists with knowledge and skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. Students learn to conduct assessments, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate care outcomes. Students gain skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic recreation services including program design/evaluation, individual/group service provision, and advocacy. Fieldwork experience exposes students to various settings and populations and prepares students for the senior internship.

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 from the graduating program shall be able to demonstrate knowledge regarding the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries. b) Students from the graduating program shall be able to demonstrate knowledge regarding techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    a) Primary Measures: Exam administered (PRM 210) Career Plan Assignment (PRM 210) Internship supervisor evaluations (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 210, 403 b) Primary Measures: Career Development discussions (PRM 210) Exam on ethics and social responsibility (PRM 401) Group project: Program plan and implementation (PRM 203) Facility operations and management assignment (PRM 304) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 210, 203, 304, 401
  • Result:
    Outcome met
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:
    a) Students from the graduating program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design recreation and related experiences for diverse clientele across the lifespan. b) Students from the graduating program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to implement recreation and related experiences for diverse clientele across the lifespan. c) Students graduating from the program shall be able to evaluate recreation programs and related service offerings for diverse populations of clientele across the lifespan.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    a) Primary measures: Reflection/Praxis assignment on accessibility and universal design (CRD 302) Inclusion plan assignment (CRD 302) Course mid-term exam (PRM 203) Accessibility project (PRM 304) Internship supervisor evaluation of student (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 302, 203, 304 b) Primary measures: Group project on program production (PRM 203) Internship supervisor evaluation of student (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 203, 463 c) Primary measures: Group Project (PRM 203) Evaluation project (PRM 402) Midterm and final (PRM 402) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 203, 304 and 402
  • Result:
    Outcome met
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 program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge of operations and strategic management/ administration of parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Primary measures: Group project: Program plan and implementation (PRM 203) Course Final Exam (PRM 203) Maintenance and Operations Manual Development Assignment (PRM 304) Course Final exam (PRM 401) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments PRM 203, 304, 401, 402
  • Result:
    Outcome met

The BS in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The required internship allows students to gain practical experience in parks and recreation professions. There are three areas of emphasis: community recreation services management, natural resource recreation management, and special event management. The therapeutic recreation program prepares competent, entry-level recreational therapists with knowledge and skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. Students learn to conduct assessments, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate care outcomes. Students gain skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic recreation services including program design/evaluation, individual/group service provision, and advocacy. Fieldwork experience exposes students to various settings and populations and prepares students for the senior internship.

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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge nature and scope of the therapeutic recreation profession and its associated service delivery systems. b) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the techniques and processes of the therapeutic recreation profession in decision-making. c) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge regarding foundations of the therapeutic recreation profession in history, theory, science, and philosophy.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    a) Primary Measures: Quizzes administered (PRM 364) Final Exam administered (PRM 364) Community partner project (PRM 406) Internship supervisor evaluations (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 364, 406 and 463 b) Primary Measures: Assignments (PRM 364) Recreation Therapy Resource file (PRM 400) Group Facilitations (PRM 400) Quizzes (PRM 460) Final examination (PRM 460) Quizzes (PRM 406) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 364, 400, 406, and 460 c) Primary Measures: Group project or Discussion assignment (PRM 120) Exams (PRM 120) Quizzes (PRM 364) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 120 and 364
  • Result:
    Outcome met
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:
    a) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to create/select, conduct, and evaluate individualized assessment for therapeutic recreation services clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional therapeutic recreation practice, science, and philosophy. b) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to conduct individualized planning of therapeutic recreation services clearly reflecting application of knowledge from relevant facets of contemporary professional therapeutic recreation practice, science, and philosophy. c) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to implement and facilitate therapeutic recreation interventions and services for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts. d) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to document therapeutic recreation services according to regulatory, professional, and system requirements. e) Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to evaluate therapeutic recreation services at the participant and program level and to use evaluation data to improve the quality of services.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    a) Primary measures: Assignments and quizzes (PRM 364) Assessment assignments (PRM 460) Internship supervisor evaluation of students (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 364, 460 and 463 b) Primary measures: Assignments and quizzes (PRM 364) Group facilitations (PRM 400) Recreation Therapy Resource File (PRM 400) Community partner project (PRM 406) Written Plan of Operation Project (PRM 406) Assessment assignments (PRM 460) Internship supervisor evaluation of students (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 364, 400, 406, 460 and 463 c) Primary Measures: Group project – Program plan & implementation (PRM 203) Group Facilitations (PRM 400) Quizzes (PRM 406) Written Plan of Operation Project (PRM 406) Assessment assignments (PRM 460) Internship supervisor evaluation of students (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 203, 400, 406, 460 and 463 d) Primary Measures: Quizzes (PRM 460) Internship supervisor evaluation of students (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 460 and 463 e) Primary Measures: Exams (PRM 203) Group Project: Program plan and implementation (PRM 203) Evaluation project (PRM 402) Midterm and final (PRM 402) Quizzes (PRM 406) Internship supervisor evaluation of students (PRM 463) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 203, 402, 406, and 463
  • Result:
    Outcome met
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 program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about facts, concepts, principles, and procedures of management/ administration in therapeutic recreation.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Primary measures: Group project: Program plan and implementation (PRM 203) Exams (PRM 203) Maintenance and Operations Management Assignment (PRM 304) Written Plan of Operation (PRM 406) Course-based evidence: Syllabus and assignments in PRM 203, 304, and 406
  • Result:
    Outcome met

The BS in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The required internship allows students to gain practical experience in parks and recreation professions. There are three areas of emphasis: community recreation services management, natural resource recreation management, and special event management. The therapeutic recreation program prepares competent, entry-level recreational therapists with knowledge and skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. Students learn to conduct assessments, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate care outcomes. Students gain skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic recreation services including program design/evaluation, individual/group service provision, and advocacy. Fieldwork experience exposes students to various settings and populations and prepares students for the senior internship.

The BS in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The required internship allows students to gain practical experience in parks and recreation professions. There are three areas of emphasis: community recreation services management, natural resource recreation management, and special event management. The therapeutic recreation program prepares competent, entry-level recreational therapists with knowledge and skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. Students learn to conduct assessments, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate care outcomes. Students gain skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic recreation services including program design/evaluation, individual/group service provision, and advocacy. Fieldwork experience exposes students to various settings and populations and prepares students for the senior internship.

The BS in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The required internship allows students to gain practical experience in parks and recreation professions. There are three areas of emphasis: community recreation services management, natural resource recreation management, and special event management. The therapeutic recreation program prepares competent, entry-level recreational therapists with knowledge and skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. Students learn to conduct assessments, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate care outcomes. Students gain skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic recreation services including program design/evaluation, individual/group service provision, and advocacy. Fieldwork experience exposes students to various settings and populations and prepares students for the senior internship.

The BS in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special event management. Students learn to integrate the managerial, natural and social sciences to make informed decisions for recreation service delivery. The required internship allows students to gain practical experience in parks and recreation professions. There are three areas of emphasis: community recreation services management, natural resource recreation management, and special event management. The therapeutic recreation program prepares competent, entry-level recreational therapists with knowledge and skills to improve functional outcomes and increase participation in activities for individuals experiencing health conditions. Students learn to conduct assessments, develop service plans, implement therapeutic interventions, and evaluate care outcomes. Students gain skills to provide comprehensive therapeutic recreation services including program design/evaluation, individual/group service provision, and advocacy. Fieldwork experience exposes students to various settings and populations and prepares students for the senior internship.

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.