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Parks and Recreation Management Program

Our students at California University of Pennsylvania graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Parks and Recreation Management. The primary philosophy and goals of the Park and Recreation Management program is to improve the quality of life for our citizens and our communities. We are devoted to improving the health and wellness of our constituents through the provision and promotion of an active and healthy leisure lifestyle. Also, we are dedicated to the effective preservation, conservation, stewardship, management and use of our parks and protected areas while continuing to connect children to nature and improve our environment. Finally, our Program is committed to enhancing social equity and promoting equal access to parks, recreation and leisure opportunities for all.

6 Year Graduation Rate: 75%
  • Outcome 1:
    Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge in the nature and scope of the park, recreation, tourism, and hospitality professions and the historic, scientific, and philosophical foundations of the profession based on evaluation of key class assignments
  • Outcome 1 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 1 Assessment Method:
    REC 165: Recreation Agency In-class Assignment REC 165: Restorative Benefits Activity REC 374: Commercial Recreation Business Profile Paper REC 374: Commercial Recreation Manager Interview
  • Outcome 1 Result:
    REC 165: Recreation Agency In-Class Assignment: (Umet) 73% of students who were present for the class discussion performed the required task at a satisfactory level or better. REC 165: Restorative Activity: (Met) 84% of students who were present for the class discussion performed the required task at a satisfactory level or better. REC 374: Commercial Recreation Business Profile Paper: (met) 90% of students earned an 80% or higher on this assignment. REC 374: Commercial Recreation Manager Interview: (Met) 90% of students earned an 80% or higher on this assignment.
  • Outcome 2:
    Students will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  • Outcome 2 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 2 Assessment Method:
    REC 165: Gender Equality Activity: Gender Equality Activity: Students are shown clips from the films “Thelma and Louise” and “A League of Their Own” and are told to identify the main theme of the film clip, and explain the connection of leisure, women, and equality in the film. REC 374: Local Commercial Recreation Business Profile: Students will investigate one commercial recreation/tourism business in their area either by visiting the business or through a web search and answer a variety of questions including visitor demographics.
  • Outcome 2 Result:
    REC 165: Gender Equality Activity: (met) 78% of students completed the activity. REC 374: Local Commercial Recreation Business Profile: (Met) 90% of students earned an 80% or higher on this assignment
  • Outcome 3:
    Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management and administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
  • Outcome 3 Measure Type:
    Direct
  • Outcome 3 Assessment Method:
    REC 165: Recreation Agency Report REC 374: Commercial Recreation Business Plan GEO 474: Students must complete a master plan project in GEO 474 that meet the standard of 7.03. The Master Plan Project is a significant under-taking in GEO 474.
  • Outcome 3 Result:
    REC 165: Recreation Agency In-Class Assignment: (Unmet) 73% of students who were present for the class discussion performed the required task at a satisfactory level or better. REC 374: Commercial Recreation Business Plan: (Unmet) 60% of students earned an 80% or higher on this assignment. GEO 474: (Met) For the Master Plan Project during the spring 2018 semester, 92% of students achieved a “B” or higher on the Master Plan Project.
    COAPRT Standard 2.05.05:  STD_20505
    COAPRT Standard 3.06:  STD_306
    COAPRT Standard 3.07:  STD_307