The University of Utah's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) The COAPRT has developed a strict standard, Being accredited means that the university meets national standards set by the Council. An accredited university is much more likely to consistently deliver a quality program with the best learning outcomes for its students. The University of Utah is periodically reviewed to ensure that these learning standards are
- 7.01 Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related
professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by
professionals and workers in these industries; and c) the foundation of the profession in
history, science and philosophy.
- 7.02 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that
embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity
- 7.03 Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks,
recreation, tourism and/or related professions.
- 7.04 Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours and no fewer than 10 weeks, the potential to
succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or