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The Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Department (RPTA) at Western Illinois is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Related Professions (COAPRT). The following links provide information about COAPRT and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The site also includes links to CHEA's information addressing degree mills and their video addressing degree and accreditation mills.

The RPTA Department has maintained continuous accreditation since October 13, 1978. 

Western Illinois University RPTA Department Assessments of Student Learning Fall 2013

Western Illinois University RPTA Department Assessment of Student Learning Exam