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ALH 1155 MEPAP I - Activity Assistant

This course is a Sinclair provided Activity Assistant Certificate based on NCCAP’s MEPAP I program core competencies for activity practice settings. The course includes colloquy, agency regulation and support, advocacy, resident assessment, care planning, and therapeutic programming. After successful completion of the course the student will receive a certificate of completion for NCCAP’s MEPAP I program by a preapproved instructor of NCCAP. Three classroom, three clinical hours per week.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Identify the characteristics of the role of the leader of an activity department including ethical expectations and the tasks of the leader.
  • Demonstrate skills for activity planning for long term care programming.
  • Conduct assessments for individuals residing in long-term care to determine activities that would benefit their health and well-being.
  • Describe and apply various activity treatment modalities at the clinical site.
  • Interpret the characteristics of various disease processes and how they impact a resident's tolerance for sustained activity.
  • Compare ageism grades and norms and explain how this impacts the acceptance of new programming in long term care.
  • Create and design activity planning and programming for long term care facilities to promote person-centered care that addresses the care plan goals.
  • Conduct assessment of individuals residing in long-term care to determine activities that would benefit their health and well-being.
  • Prepare a volunteer handbook to act as a guide for managing a volunteer department.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge concerning therapeutic techniques for all levels of care.
  • Identify and apply various activity treatment modalities at clinical site.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Clinical: 3 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Allied Health
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No