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. councilonaccreditation.org.
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
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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. …