COAPRT Accreditation

We do first-in-class

As a student at Central Michigan University’s Department of Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Service Administration (RPL Department), you are part of a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). We've kept that accreditation current for nearly four decades

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 nationally accredited institutions in Canada and Mexico.

You are part of a program that was the first in Michigan to attain this prestigious recognition and can be assured of a quality academic experience driven by this academic accreditation.

Read over our annual reports to learn more about the accreditation of our three academic programs: 

2021 Recreational Therapy Annual Report

2021 Recreation and Event Management Annual Report

2022 Outdoor and Environmental Recreation COAPRT Annual Report

See the department's COAPRT accreditation