Nationally Accredited Curriculum
The Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism degree is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). This accreditation is granted by COAPRT to degree programs that meet specific criteria for context and quality of education offered.
Learn more about the accreditation process and COAPRT.
- 2023 Annual Report: https://accreditationcouncil.org/Portals/0/DirectoryAnnualReports/2023_Annual_Reports/UniversityofMissouri-Columbia_PARKRECSPORT_Annual_Report_2023.pdf
- 2022 Annual Report: https://accreditationcouncil.org/Portals/0/DirectoryAnnualReports/University_of_Missouri_Columbia_2022_Annual_Report.pdf
- 2021 Annual Report: https://accreditationcouncil.org/Portals/0/DirectoryAnnualReports/2021_Annual_Reports/UniversityofMissouri-Columbia_PARKRECSPORT_Annual_Report_2021.pdf
- Accreditation Certificate (PDF)
Mission: Provide breadth and depth to student education in leisure service management in order to prepare them for entry-level positions in the field, or to continue their higher education.
Vision: To be a leading academic program in parks, recreation, sport, and tourism, placing our students in positions at premier management agencies and service organizations.
Values: Respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence
COAPRT is accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA requires their accredited organizations to inform the public about “degree and accreditation mills”.
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 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