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Oklahoma State University

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, by advocating ethical and innovative managerial practices related to recreation in the State of Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality, teaching, research, and outreach. The program achieves this through developing graduates who are informed recreation professionals made aware of the most current business and recreational skills available to the recreation management profession.

Important Information Regarding Degree Mills


Please watch this important video 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.