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Recreation and Consumer Health Accelerated Degree Program (BS)

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

The Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism's curriculums are aligned with four learning outcomes defined by the Council on Accreditation Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The four learning outcomes are as follows:

  1. 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. (COAPRT 7.01)
  2. 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. (COAPRT 7.02)
  3. 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. (COAPRT 7.03)
  4. Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours and no fewer than 10 weeks, the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or related organizations. (COAPRT 7.04)

The Department of Public Health & Health Education's Consumer Health curriculum is aligned with three Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists as defined by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. The areas are as follows:

  1. Implement health education/health promotion
  2. Conduct research and evaluation related to health education/health promotion
  3. Serve as a health education resource person

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