The Department of Sport Management and Recreation has maintained continuous accreditation for the Recreation Management program since October 2, 1983. The Springfield College Recreation Management program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.

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Recreation Management Program Learning Outcomes

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 will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the nature and scope of relevant recreation related professions and their associated industries.

Measure Type:

Direct

Assessment Method:

SMRT 103 Exam 2

Result:

100% of the students received a C+ or higher

 

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 will demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity

Measure Type:

Direct

Assessment Method:

RM Practicum Student Assessment (RM-PSA) items 6-10

Result:

100% of students received a "met" level or higher

 

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 will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of critical thinking skills and techniques

Measure Type:

Direct

Assessment Method:

Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of critical thinking skills and techniques

Result:

100% of students received a "met" level or higher

Studying Recreation Management At Springfield College