The undergraduate program in recreation and parks management is 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). Students may choose a concentration in Community Recreation and Event Planning or Therapeutic Recreation.
Learn more about the accreditation process and COAPRT
COAPRT standard 2.05.05 requires reporting of aggregated results of learning outcomes assessment. Results for the most recent academic year follow.
- During AY 2016-2017, 24 of 29 CTR students (83%) graduated within six years of entering the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- During AY 2016-2017, 100% of our seniors successfully completed their professional internship. Intern performance evaluation results exceeded projected targets. Internships were conducted in a wide variety of settings such as municipal recreation and parks agencies, therapeutic recreation programs, youth-serving organizations, and for-profit event companies.
- According to Student Course Evaluations for each of the 12 required courses taught in AY 2016-2017, at least 91% of student’s “strongly agreed” or “agreed” their knowledge and skills increased due to taking the course.
- Departmental faculty advisors meet with each student to establish a plan of study, provide direction in the selection of practica and internships, as well as career counseling.
- 7.0a and 7.0b Self-Study
- 2018 COAPRT Academic Annual Report (PDF)
Important Information Regarding Degree 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.”
For more information on “Degree Mills” and “Accreditation Mills,” please visit the CHEA Website.
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The University of North Carolina Greensboro is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.