Recreation Management Accreditation
Mission of the Program
The mission of the Recreation Management/Recreational Therapy program at Oklahoma State University is closely fixed to the mission of the University and the proud heritage of serving the State of Oklahoma as the premier land grant University, is to impact the provision of healthcare in the State of Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality, teaching, research, and outreach in recreational therapy. The program achieves this through developing graduates who are informed recreation managers and recreational therapists made aware of the most current protocols, procedures and interventions available to recreational specialists.
The Recreation Management program at OSU is the only degree program in Oklahoma which is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). COAPRT is, in turn, accredited by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This accreditation assures the graduating student of eligibility to meet the requirements for the national certification examination. Students upon graduation from the Recreation Management program will then take the national certification examination administered by the National Recreation and Park Association to obtain the national credential of Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP).