Overview of Program
The University of Idaho is the state’s oldest, constitutionally mandated, land-grant institution. In addition to the above specialized accreditations, UI also is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. All of our regional, national and specialized accreditations are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Accreditation provides an indication that your degree is not a product of a degree mill. According to the CHEA, “Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the U.S., 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 degrees mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. “Accreditation” from an accreditation mill also 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.
As the only accredited recreation program in Idaho, and one of only three accredited programs in the Northwest, you will have the credentials needed for national certification as well as the expertise and training to improve the quality of life for people of all ages. University of Idaho’s active partnerships with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Idaho Recreation and Park Association will give you the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field and learn the necessary leadership skills and industry practices first-hand.