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Professional Accreditation

The Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management baccalaureate degree program 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.

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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". Information regarding these entities is available in video format at As stated by 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 or program. 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."

Please visit CHEA's website at: for more information.