Professional Accreditation

The Recreation and Sport Management major is comprised of a common core of courses and offers tracks in community recreation and park resources, recreation therapy, and sport operations management.

IMAGEThe core curriculum and Recreation Therapy program are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Below, please find information on student achievement and graduation rates.


Graduation Rates

During the 2013-2014 academic year, our 6-year graduation rate was 100%. 11 of 11 students graduated within six years of enrollment.


Employment Rates

100% of year 2012 and 2013 graduates who responded to a 6-month alumni survey reported they were either employed or attending graduate school. The response rate was 21 of 38 total graduates.


Student Evaluation of Instruction

During the 2013-2014 academic year, the average student rating of the course evaluation item “I think this course was taught quite well,” was 3.3 on a 4 point scale where 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=agree, and 4=strongly agree.


Program Learning Outcomes

COAPRT requires the posting of aggregated learning outcomes data. The 2013-2014 RSM program assessment report is below:


Important Information Regarding Degree Mills

Please watch this important video regarding degree and accreditation mills. According to CHEA, “Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the United States, degrees and certificates from mills may not be acknowledged by other institutions when students seek to transfer or go to graduate school. Employers may not acknowledge degrees and certificates from degree mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. “Accreditation” from an accreditation mill can mislead students and the public about the quality of an institution. In the presence of degree mills and accreditation mills, students may spend a good deal of money and receive neither an education nor a useable credential.” Read more on CHEA’s website.


University Accreditation

The University of St. Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools