Graduate Learning Outcomes

 List of Outcomes Expected for Graduates

The set of standards provides the general student learning outcomes for the graduate program. These outcomes have been adapted from the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) standards and set the foundation for parks, recreation, tourism and related professional curricula in the following three areas:

Foundations. Include the background, nature, and scope of the profession, including its history, philosophy, and social and behavioral science underpinnings.

Graduate Core Learning Outcomes

In addition, standards have been developed that address expected outcomes specific to  therapeutic recreation and recreation administration. 

Therapeutic Recreation Specific Learning Outcomes 

1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, document, and evaluate individualized         therapeutic recreation services that facilitate targeted outcomes.  

2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to assess the needs of groups of individuals, conceptualize, develop, and implement comprehensive therapeutic recreation programs and evaluate program effectiveness. 

3.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and practice of various interventions and facilitation techniques used in the delivery of therapeutic recreation services. 

4.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of various management, marketing, and accounting principles and practices associated with the delivery of therapeutic recreation services. 

5.  Students shall demonstrate through a culminating experience, the sustained ability to apply the therapeutic recreation process, use diverse, structured ways of thinking to solve problems related to different facets of professional practice, engage in advocacy, and stimulate innovation.

Recreation Administration Learning Outcomes 

1.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of planning and development of recreational services. 

2.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of legal issues related to risk, safety, and security in recreational services.

3.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of recreational facility design and management.