Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism's curriculum was the first academic program west of the Mississippi to be granted accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) in 1979. COAPRT is the only accreditation of recreation, park resources and leisure services curricula recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In compliance with the accreditation standards and to ensure our graduates are prepared for successful careers in the parks, recreation, tourism and related professions the department engages in an ongoing assessment of the achievement of learning outcomes. Course syllabi include the applicable standards and their corresponding assessment of the standards.