The Recreation Administration Program at North Carolina Central University is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).
As an accredited program, all program goals, course goals, and student learning outcomes meet the rigorous standards established by COAPRT.
COAPRT accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies within the United States and its territories, Canada, and Mexico. COAPRT is the only accreditation of recreation, park resources, and leisure services curricula recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
COAPRT recognizes academic programs in colleges and universities that prepare new professionals to enter parks, recreation, tourism, and related professions. COAPRT accreditation is a status granted to an academic program that meets or exceeds the stated criteria of educational quality.