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Parks and Recreation Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program

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.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 70%
  • Outcome 1:
    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.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 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
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    Outcome met
  • Outcome 2:
    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.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 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
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    Outcome met
  • Outcome 3:
    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.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 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
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    Outcome met
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307