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The program staff of the Athletic Training Program at Eastern Washington University strives to enhance the body, mind, and spirit of each student - to produce intelligent, dedicated, and motivated health care professionals who will provide safe and effective athletic training care to a diverse society in a variety of environments and contribute positively to their community. 

Program Goal #1:  Students will develop an understanding of and the skills needed to become versatile professionals capable of contributing positively to society and representing the Athletic Training profession well.

1.  Threshold:  80% of graduates who desire will have gained employment or will be furthering their education within one year of graduating from the program.

2.  Students will participate in at least two community-based service activities and one leadership-based service activity while in the program.

Program Goal #2:  Students will be afforded the opportunity to be taught and mentored by "student-first" faculty and preceptors in didactic and clinical environments conducive for learning and professional development.

1.  Faculty will score an average of 3.75 ("good/very good") or better on teaching evaluations by students.

2.  Faculty will score an average of 4 ("good") or better on peer evaluations of teaching.

3.  Preceptors will score an average of 4 ("agree") or better on preceptor evaluations.

4.  The clinical sites will score an average of 4 ("agree") or better on clinical site evaluations.

Program Goal #3:  Students will demonstrate academic and clinical competence to effectively practice health care as an entry-level certified athletic trainer.

1.  Students will achieve a 70% first time pass rate, 90% overall pass rate on the BOC exam.

2.  Ninety percent of students will score at least 80% on the BOC prep examination.

3.  Ninety percent of students will score a 4 or better on each indicator of the Evaluation of Student (by Preceptor) form during their final clinical rotation.


The purpose of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is to develop, maintain, and promote appropriate minimum standards of quality of entry level Athletic Training education programs.  CASTE is sponsored by The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Nationally Accredited Since 2002

CAATE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA).

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The mission of the Recreation and Leisure Services Program is to provide each student the opportunity to acquire the education, training, and practice necessary to become competent professionals in the recreation and leisure services profession and to make a significant contribution to our culturally diverse society. 

The Recreation and Leisure Services Program will achieve its mission by:

  • Maintaining and encouraging close relationships between students and public, private, voluntary, and commercial recreation agencies through an intensive fieldwork and internship requirement
  • Evaluating curriculum with alumni, practitioners, current students, and certification bodies on a regular basis, utilizing a variety of methods
  • Providing an excellent student-centered learning environment with professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to teaching current leisure trends and issues through traditional and innovative methods

To provide an excellent professional program grounded in a solid liberal arts foundation. We are interested in graduating students who can communicate in oral and written form, use technology effectively, and who have a working knowledge of the research process. Moreover, in our program, students' skills are refined in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, and leadership. We believe all of these elements are necessary tools for the modern day workforce.

Our commitment to providing an excellent education in the area of recreation and leisure services is accomplished via a blend of teaching and learning approaches. Many of the courses offered in our curriculum utilize an element of service or experiential learning, followed by a reflective process. From classroom exercises and projects, to site visits and experiences in the field, we strive to offer an outstanding educational experience.


The RCLS faculty value professionalism, passion, and commitment in the classroom and we strive to incorporate wellness, balance, and a recreation lifestyle into our personal lives. We believe our professional and personal lives require congruence in order to be effective educators.  We also want our students to uphold the values of professionalism, passion, and commitment to the profession, while maintaining a lifestyle of balance, activity, and wellness.


Eastern Washington University's Recreation and Leisure Services Program 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 offerred at regionally accredited institutions wihtin the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada and Mexiso.       

Nationally Accredited Since 1986





The COAPRT Accreditation consists of four (4) academic standards:  7.01, 7.02, 7. 03, 7.04.  The following is a description of the standard and lists the courses that have content meeting that standard:

Standard 7.01:   Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate the following entry-level knowledge: a) the nature and scope of the relevant park, recreation, tourism or related professions and their associated industries; b) techniques and processes used by professionals and workers in these industries; and c) the foundation of the profession in history, science and philosophy.  

Standard 7.02:   Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate services that facilitate targeted human experiences and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.                  

Standard 7.03:   Students graduating from the program shall be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge about operations and strategic management/administration in parks, recreation, tourism and/or related professions.                                

Standard 7.04:   Students graduating from the program shall demonstrate, through a comprehensive internship of not less than 400 clock hours and no fewer than 10 weeks, the potential to succeed as professionals at supervisory or higher levels in park, recreation, tourism, or related organizations.

Important Information Regarding Degree Mills:  Please watch this important video ( regarding degree and accreditation mils.  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 Degree Mills

COAPRT is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association (CHEA).

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