Accreditation

STHM Accreditation Statement:

Temple University’s Sport & Recreation Management (SRM) and Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) Programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). Temple STHM Sport & Recreation Management Program was first accredited in 1978, and the academic program(s) were reaccredited every 5 years since 1978. This means that Temple University was one of the first university programs to become accredited through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (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.

The following data exemplifies how Temple University’s STHM program meets the learning outcomes relevant to COAPRT Standards:

Standard 7.01

Students graduating from STHM’s SRM & THM programs will be able to apply a core body of discipline-specific knowledge to management situations.

Assessment

The learning outcome is assessed in a variety of ways. For example, strategic analysis plan (STHM 2211), exam items (STHM 3216, STHM 2311), Marketing plan (STHM 3296, STHM 3396), design projects (THM 4397) and internship supervisor evaluation (Internship II).

Results

During the 2014-2015 academic year, results suggest that STHM students are exceeding expected level of achievement. An average of 91.3% of SRM students and 93.5% of THM students scored 70% or higher on criterion for this outcome.

Standard 7.02

Students graduating from the STHM’s SRM & THM programs will be able to understand issues in ethics through the awareness of industry ethical issues, professional organizations and codes of conduct.

Assessment

The learning outcome is assessed in a variety of ways. For example, exam items (STHM 1113), case studies (STHM 4212), ethical position paper (STHM 4296), case studies (STHM 3315), and internship supervisor evaluation (Internship II).

Results

During the 2014-2015 academic year, results suggest that STHM students are exceeding expected level of achievement. An average of 88.8% of SRM and THM students scored 70% or higher on criterion for this outcome.

Standard 7.03

Students graduating from STHM’s SRM & THM programs will be able to analyze & interpret industry-related problems and their causes, generate alternative solutions and arrive at reasoned conclusions.

Assessment

The learning outcome is assessed in a variety of ways. For example, strategic analysis plan (STHM 2211), reflection paper (STHM 3211), case studies (STHM 3212), exam items (STHM 3311), sales pitch (STHM 3315), written assignment (STHM 4396), design projects (STHM 4397) and internship supervisor evaluation (Internship II).

Results

During the 2014-2015 academic year, results suggest that SRM students are exceeding expected level of achievement. An average of 81.3% of SRM students and 98.8% of THM students scored 70% or higher on criterion for this outcome.

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