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COAPRT Accreditation

COAPRT Accreditation

Our undergraduate programs in Community Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT), which itself is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  

Click here to review recent Student Learning Outcomes.

This accreditation is important because 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 or watch this important video regarding degree and accreditation mills. Further, being accredited indicates that our curriculum and operations meet standards set at a national level. To maintain this certification, we regularly collect measures of student outcomes.