Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions - (COAPRT)

The Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions accredits undergraduate higher education curricula related to parks, recreation, tourism and related specialization professions. Its geographic scope encompasses the United States, its territories, Canada, and Mexico (2019).)

Recognized by

  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Larry Otos
COAPRT Operations Manager

1401 Marvin Rd NE
STE 307, #172
Lacey, WA 98516
United States

47.0593384, -122.7666541

The institutions (programs) listed here have been accredited as of February 2018, as reported by the accrediting organization. As information about institutions (programs) that have obtained or lost their accreditation subsequent to this date has become available and verified, these institutions (programs) have been added or deleted.

CHEA Profile Accredited Program City State / Territory / Province
Appalachian State University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Management Program Boone NC
Arizona State University Bachelor of Science - Parks and Recreation Management Phoenix AZ
Arkansas Tech University Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Park Administration Russellville AR
Brigham Young University Bachelor of Science - Experience Design and Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program Provo UT
California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Science - Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration San Luis Obispo CA
California State University - Sacramento Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Park Management and Recreation Therapy Sacramento CA
California State University-Chico Core Curriculum Chico CA
California State University-Fresno Bachelor of Science - Recreation Administration Fresno CA
California State University-Long Beach No Accredited Programs - still displayed on site Long Beach CA
California State University-Northridge No Accredited Programs - still displayed on site Northridge CA
California University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science - Parks and Recreation Management Program California PA
Central Michigan University Bachelor of Science - Recreation, Parks and Leisure Sevices Administration Program and Therapeutic Recreation Mt. Pleasant MI
Chicago State University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Program Chicago IL
Clemson University Bachelor of Science - PRTM Clemson SC
East Carolina University Recreation and Park Management (BS) Greenville NC
East Stroudsburg University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Services Management Program East Stroudsburg PA
Eastern Illinois University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Administration Program and Recreation Administration: Therapeutic Recreation Option Charleston IL
Eastern Kentucky University Bachelor of Science - Recreation & Park Administration Program Richmond KY
Eastern Washington University Bachelor of Science - RCLS Core and Therapeutic Recreation Cheney WA
Frostburg State University Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Parks Management Program Frostburg MD
George Mason University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Management Program Manassas VA
Georgia Southern University Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Tourism Management Program Statesboro GA
Grambling State University Bachelor of Science - Leisure Studies Program Grambling LA
Illinois State University Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Park Administration Program and Therapeutic Recreation Normal IL
Indiana University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Common Core Bloomington IN
Ithaca College Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Leisure Studies Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Ithaca NY
Kansas State University No Accredited Programs - still displayed on site Manhattan KS
Kent State University No Accredited Programs - still displayed on site Kent OH
Lock Haven University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Management Core Lock Haven PA
Longwood University Bachelor of Science - Therapeutic Recreation Program Farmville VA
Metropolitan State University of Denver Bachelor of Arts - Recreation Professions Program Denver CO
Middle Tennessee State University Bachelor of Science - Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies Program Murfreesboro TN
Minnesota State University, Mankato Bachelor of Science - Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Program Mankato MN
Missouri State University Bachelor of Science - Recreation, Sport and Park Administration Springfield MO
North Carolina Central University Bachelor of Science - Recreation Administration Program Durham NC

* Indicates a free-standing, single purpose program.

**Indicates Candidate only.

***Indicates Applicant only.