A degree in Recreation Management provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers within the field as well as excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Our core set of courses is designed to help you establish an appreciation and understanding of the value that leisure, recreation, and wellness related services bring to individuals and communities. Our motto, Engaging People, Creating Communities, is indicative of our department's mission. Not only do we want to develop students to become active and involved citizens in their communities and in the lives of the people they serve, but we also prepare them to plan and deliver experiences that engage people and build communities.

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 and professional practices inherent in the RM Department core curriculum.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RECR110 - Professional Code of Ethics Exam
  • Result:
    72% of students earned an 80% or higher on the exam.
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 design and deliver recreation related experiences for diverse populations.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RECR315 - Design and Delivery of a Recreation Program to participants representing diverse cultures and abilities.
  • Result:
    Based on the projects rubric, 82% of students earned a grade of 75% or better on the 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 graduating from the program should be able to apply entry level concepts, principles and procedures of management and leadership in recreation related programs represented by the RM Department Core Curriculum.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    RECR425 - Professional Field Experience Supervisor Evaluation
  • Result:
    Based on the RECR425 supervisor evaluation, 92% of students earned a score of good or better on their RECR425 performance.

A degree in Recreation Management provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers within the field as well as excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Our core set of courses is designed to help you establish an appreciation and understanding of the value that leisure, recreation, and wellness related services bring to individuals and communities. Our motto, Engaging People, Creating Communities, is indicative of our department's mission. Not only do we want to develop students to become active and involved citizens in their communities and in the lives of the people they serve, but we also prepare them to plan and deliver experiences that engage people and build communities.

A degree in Recreation Management provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers within the field as well as excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Our core set of courses is designed to help you establish an appreciation and understanding of the value that leisure, recreation, and wellness related services bring to individuals and communities. Our motto, Engaging People, Creating Communities, is indicative of our department's mission. Not only do we want to develop students to become active and involved citizens in their communities and in the lives of the people they serve, but we also prepare them to plan and deliver experiences that engage people and build communities.

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.