The undergraduate program in recreation and parks management is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada and Mexico. COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
View the UNCG CTR COAPRT Accreditation Certificate (PDF)
COAPRT standard 2.05.05 requires reporting of aggregated results of learning outcomes assessment. Results for the most recent academic year follow.
- Community Recreation and Event Planning 2021 Annual Report (PDF)
- Therapeutic Recreation 2021 Annual Report (PDF)
- 98% of CTR students graduating in 2021 did so within six years of entering UNC Greensboro.
- 100% of students who graduated in May and August 2021 who applied to graduate school were accepted.
- 91.2% of students who graduated in May and August 2021 were employed 3 months post-graduation.
- According to Student Course Evaluations for each of the CTR courses taught in AY 2020-2021, at least 94% 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.
Important Information Regarding Degree Mills
Please watch this important video 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 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.
Please refer to the accreditation status posted on the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning website.