The Recreation Management program at Lock Haven University balances the theoretical and practical learning experiences to prepare you for a successful and rewarding career in recreation, parks, tourism, fitness, strength and conditioning, therapeutic recreation and related fields. After completing the degree requirements you will be prepared for immediate employment or admittance into a graduate degree program.

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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the scope of the profession that is the focus of the RM Department, along with professional practices of that profession.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Interview with Professional - Students must interview a professional in the field and assess the agency's philosophy and the impact of the philosophy on the professional practices and focus of the agency.
  • Result:
    23 of 31 (74%) students earned a grade of 85% or higher on this assignment
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 graduating from the program shall demonstrate the ability to facilitate recreation and related professional experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Assessment is based on scores from a 5 point scale included in the supervisor evaluation for our preliminary field experience, (5=Strongly Agree, 1= Strongly Disagree), The assessment consists of six questions regarding student performance in relation to learning outcomes
  • Result:
    26 of 31 (84%) of students scored a 4 or higher on the RECR210 Performance Scale questions in the supervisor evaluation.
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 recognize basic facts,concepts, principles, and procedures of management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RECR425 Professional Field Experience Supervisor Evaluation. Evaluation is based on the average score of 23 items reflecting performance in the areas associated with our student learning outcomes.
  • Result:
    On a 5 point scale (5=outstanding, 1= poor) 31/37 (83%) students performed at a level of good (3) or better in their RECR425 experience

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.