Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Accreditation

The Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Department's Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Program at Western Illinois is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and related professions.  The RPTA Department's Therapeutic Recreation Program is also accredited by COAPRT.  The following links provide information about COAPRT and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The site also includes links to CHEA's information addressing degree mills and their video addressing degree and accreditation mills.

Western Illinois University's Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Department is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Accreditation of Parks,Recreation,Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Council on Accreditation of Parks,   Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sports management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.

The RPTA Department has maintained continuous accreditation for Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration and Therapeutic Recreation programs since October 13, 1978. 

Western Illinois University RPTA Department Assessments of Student Learning Fall 2013

Western Illinois University RPTA Department Assessment of Student Learning Exam