RECREATION, PARK & TOURISM MANAGEMENT: The Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management provides students with an academic foundation and field experiences in preparation for the recreation, park and tourism professions.

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:
    Evaluation completed by agency supervisors at the completion of RPTM 46192 – Internship in Recreation. Students are rated as Expert, Practitioner, Apprentice, Novice, or Pre-novice. Acceptable Target: 100% of students will achieve a rating of Expert, Practitioner, Apprentice or Novice on their Final Evaluation of Internship for the following items: 1) Knowledge of Position: Understanding of the agency's mission and work, each staff member's place in the organization, and expectations of staff. 2) Productivity: Use of time, facilities, and available resources; volume and nature of work produced; planning and follow-through. 3) Demonstrates an understanding of roles and responsibilities of leisure service manager(s) related to the delivery of leisure experience opportunities.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Evaluation completed by agency supervisors at the completion of RPTM 46192 – Internship in Recreation.
  • Result:
    100% compliance
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:
    Upon completion of internship, students complete a survey rating their perceptions of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students respond to a list of competency statements with 5=Agree completely, 1=Disagree completely. Acceptable Target: The mean score for each of the items below will be greater than 3: 1) I have an entry-level knowledge of the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the profession. 2) I understand the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure. 3) I understand the significance of play, recreation, and leisure in contemporary society. 4) I understand the significance of play, recreation, and leisure throughout the lifespan. 5) I understand the interrelationship between leisure behavior and the natural environment. 6) I understand environmental ethics and its relationship to leisure behavior. 7) I can apply knowledge of professional practices & historical, scientific, & philosophical foundations to decision making.
  • Measure Type:
    Indirect
  • Assessment Method:
    Senior students, after completing their final internship, complete a self-assessment.
  • Result:
    100% compliance
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:
    Evaluation completed by agency supervisors at the completion of RPTM 46192 – Internship in Recreation. Students are rated as Expert, Practitioner, Apprentice, Novice, or Pre-novice. Acceptable Target: 100% of students will achieve a rating of Expert, Practitioner, Apprentice or Novice on their Final Evaluation of Internship for the following items: 1) Communication: communicates effectively with staff members, and secures acceptance of ideas, methods, and plans by other staff members. Considers viewpoints of others. 2) Writing ability and expression: Degree of skill and ability to express thoughts on paper, reports, projects; command of language.
  • Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Assessment Method:
    Evaluation completed by agency supervisors at the completion of RPTM 46192 – Internship in Recreation.
  • Result:
    100% compliance

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.