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.
COAPRT standard 2.05.05 requires reporting of aggregated results of learning outcomes assessment. Results for the most recent academic year follow.
- 100% (50 out of 50) of CTR students (100%) graduating in 2020 did so within six years of entering the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- During AY 2019-2020, 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 CTR courses taught in AY 2018-2019, at least 96% 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.
- Standard 7.0 Self-Study 2016
- 2021 COAPRT Academic Annual Report – Core Program
- 2021 COAPRT Academic Annual Report – TR Program
Important Information Regarding Degree Mills
Please watch this important video (http://youtu.be/a1voHNMQDrk) 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 Council on Accreditation of Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Related Professions COAPRT@accreditationcouncil.org |1401 Marvin Rd NE, STE 307, #172, Lacey, WA 98516 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 (https://www.chea.org/degree-accreditation-mills).
Please refer to the accreditation status posted on the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning website.