The Recreation Administration program at Fresno State is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). This means that the program has the courses and course content that meet standards determined by COAPRT to be competencies needed for a career in the recreation and leisure services industry.
Our curriculum is reviewed every five years and each review helps us to update our courses to meet the ever changing needs of the profession. We have been accredited since 1984, which makes us one of the most long standing and well respected programs in the nation.
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 usable credential." Read more on CHEA'S website (http://www.chea.org/degreemills/).