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Recreation Studies Program

Housed within the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy, the Recreation Studies Program provides students with the opportunity to pursue careers in a variety of areas within the recreation and leisure service field. In addition to the Professional Program (core) curriculum, students select from two areas of concentration: Outdoor Recreation and Education and Recreation Management.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Outcome 1:
    Students will obtain a richer understanding of procedures and techniques commonly utilized for assessment of leisure needs.
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    As a culmination of students’ efforts in conducting a needs assessment on a local recreation and leisure organization, students produce a comprehensive facility plan. The following project requires that students gather data from multiple sources and research the type of facility that characterizes their partner organization. With the data garnered, students interpret the results, create a set of recommendations for their partner organization, and create a comprehensive facility plan report. The comprehensive facility plan report serves as one indicator of students’ comprehension of the stated learning outcome.
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    In 2018, 100% of students scored a 73% or higher on the assignment. The overall mean grade earned by students for the assignment was an 82%.
  • Outcome 2:
    Students will develop an understanding of inclusive practices by applying such practices to the design and operation of recreation programs, services and facilities.
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  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    Students must develop and submit a program plan that reflects an original inclusive recreation program that is at least two hours in length. Evaluation of the program plan occurs through a designated rubric that draws from specific required assignment components.
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    In 2018, 80% of students scored at or above 73% on the assignment. The overall mean grade for the assignment was an 85%
  • Outcome 3:
    Students will be able to identify a variety of resources involved in managing recreation facilities that can assist a facility in becoming more financially and environmentally sustainable.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    To meet the following learning outcome, students carry out a basic energy audit that evaluates energy consumption. Reviews of this type have become an important evaluative tool for recreational organizations that are looking to reduce their energy consumption and achieve a certain level of cost-savings. Students efforts involve obtaining building demographic information, collecting energy usage data for a two-week period, calculating utility cost for current light sources and energy efficient alternatives, and a payback period for proposed changes.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    In 2018, 78% of students scored at or above 73% on the assignment. The overall mean grade for the assignment was a 79%.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307