Recreation Program Achievements
Description of Outcome Measure: Students in the TR concentration Certification Exam Pass Rate: The Therapeutic Recreation concentration prepares students for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Upon completion of the NCTRC exam, students will gain the necessary information to be competent practitioners in Therapeutic Recreation. Competencies include: Foundational Knowledge (background, diagnostic groupings, theories and concepts), Practice of TR (strategies and guidelines, assessments, documentation, implementation), Organization of TR (TR service design, administrative tasks), and Advancement of the Profession.
The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification school pass rate for 2013-2015 testing period is 83.3%.
Description of Outcome Measure:Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of diverse community-based projects and recreational facilities by completing a comprehensive examination in one of the major’s core courses, Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Resources (RECR 3840).
84% of students taking the Design and Maintenance of Recreation and Park Resources (RECR 3840) comprehensive exam received a C or higher in 2015.
Description of Outcome Measure: Internship Evaluation: Graduating students demonstrate their entry-level knowledge and foundation of the industry by completing a Senior Experience requirement (Internship) in the field of recreation, parks, or therapeutic recreation.
Graduating students demonstrate their entry-level knowledge and foundation of the industry by completing a Senior Experience requirement (Internship) in the field of recreation, parks, or therapeutic recreation. Students will apply their learned programming and management skills through service project opportunities at the agencies for which they have their Senior Experiences. Recreation Management and Generalist Concentrations must complete a minimum of 12 weeks with 480 clock hours at their agency. Therapeutic Recreation Concentrations must complete a minimum of 14 weeks with 560 clock hours at their agency. Upon completion of their experience, students and agency supervisors must complete a Final Performance Evaluation summarizing the student’s progress, learning, and achievements.
Final internship performance evaluations reveal the average rating of overall quality for students by agency supervisors was 4.30 on a 5 point scale with 100% of students receiving a satisfactory completion in 2015.