Recreation Administration Mission and Vision Statements

BA in Recreation Administration

Options in Community, Commercial and Therapeutic Recreation


Mission:

As a program in a diverse academic environment, the Recreation Administration faculty seeks to instill in students an appreciation of the significant role leisure and recreation services have in contemporary society. As demand for these services continues to grow, and as populations increase in diversity and complexity, courses in the Recreation Administration Program are developed to educate students to become leaders who will assist others to lead balanced and healthy lifestyles. The Recreation Administration program is committed to outstanding academic standards and scholarship, teaching excellence, community involvement and collaboration, while supporting the engagement of persons with disabilities in recreation services and an enhanced quality of life for all individuals. Kean Recreation Administration graduates have the abilityto identify the health and community benefits of recreation participation, plan, implement, administer and engage a diverse public in inclusive recreation services and settings, advocate for people with disabilities and promote community and professional identity and involvement.


Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) – as aligned with KU SLOs* derived from the Institutional Mission and GE SLOs**.


BA in Recreation Administration

Options in Community, Commercial and Therapeutic Recreation

Students who graduate with a BA in Recreation Administration should be able to:

SLO1: Identify the role that leisure and recreation services have in helping individuals lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

SLO2: Advocate for the rights of people with disability to leisure and anenhanced quality of life for all individuals.

SLO3: Demonstrate knowledge the value of leisure and recreation in supportinghealthy lifestyles and communities from a local and global perspective.

SLO4: Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, administer and engage adiverse public in inclusive recreation services and settings.

SLO5: Apply knowledge and skills necessary (including application ofappropriate technology skills) for professional practice in the community,commercial and therapeutic recreation fields.

SL06: Demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/administration ofrecreation, park resources/environmental issues, and leisure services.

SLO7: Demonstrate knowledge of professional identity and the importance ofprofessional involvement.

 

* KU Student Outcomes: Kean University graduates should be able to:

  1. Think critically, creatively and globally;
  2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;
  3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and
  4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas (Prof. pgms)

 

 

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge: Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:

(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;

(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;

(K3) relating historical references to literature; and

(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.

 

Skills: Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning;

(S2) communicate effectively through speech;

(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;

(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and

(S5) show information literacy.

 

Values: Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:

(V1) personal responsibility;

(V2) ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) lifelong learning

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