Recreation program receives extension of accreditation to 2021

The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions approved continuing accreditation of the San José State University’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts Recreation and Recreation Therapy programs in the Department of Health Science and Recreation at its Oct. meeting in Charlotte, NC. The program will be accredited through 2021.

In a letter to President Mohammad Qayoumi and the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, the council approved the following recommendations:

  • San José State University’s commitment to accreditation as evidenced by almost 30 years of continuous accreditation
  • High levels of student satisfaction with experiential educational opportunities in courses
  • Practitioner involvement with students in the community and their contribution to exceptional learning opportunities, networking and employment opportunities.

The department has been requested to send three minor revisions by Feb. 1, 2015.

“The Council is pleased to maintain San José State University – Department of Health Science and Recreation – Recreation Program and Recreation Therapy Program on the list of accredited institutions,” wrote Brenda Beales, the Awards and Accreditation manager, in the letter to the university. “Congratulations!”