The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University has been preparing Recreation and Leisure professionals since 1988. Recreation and Park Administration students can choose from a wide variety of career paths including programming and administration of recreational services for city parks and recreation departments, non-profit organizations like YMCAs and Boy's and Girl's Clubs, branches of the military, and for people with disabilities and other special needs. View more possible career options available for the future recreation professional.

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:
    RC 140 for COPART (a) and (c) 1. Identify the types, purpose and functions of the various leisure delivery systems. 2. Articulate a leisure philosophy based on the philosophical foundations of the profession 3. Identify the foundation of the profession.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Each outcome was assessed test questions or project rubric
  • Result:
    87 % scored 80 or above on assessment items
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:
    RC 380 1. Develop goals and objectives of recreation programs 2. Utilize program planning/design processes 3. Understand the procedures and techniques for assessment of recreation programs RC 385 1. Develop a facility design and operation plan for a new facility.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Project/Application assignments with grading rubric
  • Result:
    88% scored above 80
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:
    RC 420 1. Create policies and procedures appropriate to various recreation and leisure settings. 2. Apply techniques and strategies for human resource management, agency marketing, and budget administration. 3. Apply principles of risk management.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Final Project with grading rubric
  • Result:
    92% Scored above 80%

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University has been preparing Recreation and Leisure professionals since 1988. Recreation and Park Administration students can choose from a wide variety of career paths including programming and administration of recreational services for city parks and recreation departments, non-profit organizations like YMCAs and Boy's and Girl's Clubs, branches of the military, and for people with disabilities and other special needs. View more possible career options available for the future recreation professional.

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University has been preparing Recreation and Leisure professionals since 1988. Recreation and Park Administration students can choose from a wide variety of career paths including programming and administration of recreational services for city parks and recreation departments, non-profit organizations like YMCAs and Boy's and Girl's Clubs, branches of the military, and for people with disabilities and other special needs. View more possible career options available for the future recreation professional.

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.