National Recreation and Park Association Accreditation

Professional Accreditation

The EKU Recreation and Park Administration Program is proud to be accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and related Professions (COAPRT) since 1980 (Standard 3.07). 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.

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 (http://www.chea.org/degreemills/).