How the MEPAP Works


How the Course/s Work: Each course is 16 weeks long and is setup on a week to week basis. New reading material and assignments become available within the classroom on Tuesdays. That reading material needs to be reviewed and the assignments completed by the following Monday at Midnight. You are able to login anytime you like and work on your weekly material from any computer with internet access. On average, the student can expect to have around 3 assignments per week. All assignments will be one of the following type:

Reading Assignments: - Read all Reading Material

Each week you will read the Resource Material provided for the week and use the resource material to help complete your assignments. There may be information provided within the classroom or it may be a web link that you must click to read. Make sure to complete the reading assignments before attempting assignments for that week.


Course Forum Assignments: - General Student Questions about Readings & Assignments

Your instructor will post important information regarding the course, such as new assignments, changes in due dates, chat times, assignment updates and other important topics pertaining to the course. You are welcome to ask your own questions. Use the forum for open discussion, questions, concerns, or helpful hints you might have for one another regarding the coursework and your experiences. Remember, this is a network and we encourage each of you to work together to help one another reach your goals.

Note: Check the forum regularly as you will receive a forum grade for forum assignments.


Practicum Assignment Forum: - Practicum Assignment Discussions & File Sharing

Your instructor will post important information regarding your practicum assignments, such as questions that require feedback, further instructions, & extra practicum assignments. Remember, this is a network and we encourage each of you to work together to help one another reach your goals.

Note: Check this forum regularly as you may need to give feedback to the instructor and your fellow students.


Written Assignments: - All of these assignments will be uploaded. (see HELP File)

Each time you receive a Written Assignment, it must be typed with a full heading (your name, e-mail, and Course ID#) and always save a copy on your computer. Type this assignment using a Word Processor (Word, WordPad, Notepad, Works, OpenOffice etc.) Save the file to your computer and upload the Written Assignment to the instructor within the assignment page. For more information, see "HELP: How to Upload Assignments" located on the course homepage.


Practicum Assignments: - All of these assignments will be faxed in by the due date.

Practicum Advisor Form: You will need to find a facility to complete your pracitcum assignments and be able to check in with a Practicum Advisor once these tasks have been completed. The Advisor has to meet one of the following requirements:

  • an Activity Director Certified (ADC)
  • an Activity Consultant Certified (ACC)
  • a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • a Department Head in your facility with at least 5 years of experience
  • or the Administrator

This person must sign off on all of your practicum assignments and must be able to meet with you at least once a week. Please submit their information by completing and faxing the "Practicum Advisor Form" provided to the number listed on the form.

Midterm Practicum Pack: Print this packet, keep it in a binder, and record your hours until it is completely filled out. The forms will list tasks to be done by you at your facility where you work or where you volunteer. Once the entire packet is completed, fax in your midterm sign-off forms (end of 8th week).

Final Practicum Pack: Print this packet, keep it in a binder, and record your hours starting Week 9 until it is completely filled out. The forms will list tasks to be done by you at your facility where you work or where you volunteer. Once the entire packet is completed, fax in your midterm sign-off forms (end of 16th week).

Sign-Off Forms: Log your hours, the form lists the task, the date when you started and when you finished, indicate your hours, have your practicum advisor initial and you initial.


Exams: - Exams will be taken online and will be timed

Two exams will be given throughout the course. The Midterm Exam will be assigned on Week 8. The Final Exam will be assigned on Week 16. Make sure these exams are completed by the due date assigned by the instructor.

Exams are timed and will close at 11:55 pm Central Standard Time on the last day of the exam week.


5 Live Chats: 100 points total - Check for reminders in your current week

There will be 5 Live Chats throughout the course. Each Live Chat here in the ADN classroom is worth 20 points. There will be a Live Chat Reminder with the time and day posted when a Live Chat is scheduled for that week.

Extra Credit:

All assigned extra credit will be at the instructor's discretion and must be completed by the due date specified by the instructor.