Professional Accreditation

Professional Accreditation

St. Joseph's University, New York's Recreation and Leisure Studies core curriculum is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (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 at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico. 

COAPRT standard 2.05:05 requires accredited programs to annually post 7.0 series aggregated data and additional evidence reflecting program academic quality and student achievement on their program and/or departmental website.

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Important Information Regarding Degree Mills

Please watch this important video regarding degree and accreditation mills.

According to CHEA, "Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the United States, degrees and certificates from mills may not be acknowledged by other institutions when students seek to transfer or go to graduate school. Employers may not acknowledge degrees and certificates from degree mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. “Accreditation” from an accreditation mill can mislead students and the public about the quality of an institution. In the presence of degree mills and accreditation mills, students may spend a good deal of money and receive neither an education nor a useable credential."

Read more on CHEA’s website.

COAPRT Annual Progress Report

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

University Accreditation

St. Joseph's University, New York is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.