Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Academic Accreditation

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Academic Accreditation

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The NRPA/AALR Council on Accreditation, formally established in 1974 and jointly sponsored by NRPA and the American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), conducts the process of accreditation for park, recreation and leisure services curricula. The council meets twice annually to review accredited programs, to revise and update the standards for accreditation and the procedures for program review, and to conduct the business of the council. The 10 members are appointed by the two sponsoring organizations and include educators, practitioners and a public representative.

The council is also a member of the Association for Professional and Specialized Accreditors, or ASPA, which serves the interests of those accrediting bodies. For more information on university accreditation, visit www.

Congratulations to our accredited agencies:


Arkansas Tech University Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Hospitality Admin.

University of Arkansas Recreation Program, Dept. Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Recreation & Dance


Arizona State University--Main Campus School of Community Resources and Development

Arizona State University West, Dept. of Recreation & Tourism Management

Northern Arizona University, Parks and Recreation Management Program


Calif. Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo Recreation Administration Program, Natural Resources Management Department

California State University, Chico Department of Recreation and Parks Management

California State University, Fresno Recreation Administration & Leisure Studies

California State University, Long Beach Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

California State University, Sacramento Dept. of Recreation & Leisure Studies

San Diego State University, Department of Recreation

San Francisco State University, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

San Jose State University, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies


Metropolitan State College of Denver Dept. of Human Performance, Sport & Leisure


Gallaudet University, Recreation & Leisure Studies, PER Dept.


Florida International University Park & Recreation Management Curriculum, HPER

Florida State University, Recreation and Leisure Studies Program

University of Florida, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management


Georgia Southern University, Department of Recreation and Sport Management

University of Georgia, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, School of Health & Human Performance


University of Idaho, College of Education Recreation Program Unit, Division of HPERD


Aurora University, Recreation Administration Department

Chicago State University, Recreation Program, Dept. of HPER

Eastern Illinois University, Department of Recreation Administration

Illinois State University, Recreation and Park Administration Program Department of HPER

Southern Illinois University, Department of Health Education and Recreation

University of St. Francis, Recreation Administration Department

Western Illinois University, Dept. of Recreation, Park, & Tourism Admin.


Indiana State University, Dept. of Recreation & Sport Management

Indiana University, Department of Recreation and Park Administration


University of Iowa, Dept. of Sport, Health, Leisure and Physical Studies

University of Northern Iowa, Leisure, Youth and Human Services Division, HPELS


Kansas State University, Recreation Resources Division, Dept. …

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