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MEPAP Part I: "Work At Your Own Pace" - Online Activity Director Courses - (Required for Certification)

MEPAP Part I: "Work At Your Own Pace" - Online Activity Director Courses
NCCAP Approved: #NCCAP30420-18-M2-NT
$600 - 3 Months to 1 Year Course - All Materials Provided within the Course - NO TEXTBOOKS REQUIRED!

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  • This course is best suited to those students that are well organized and able to meet self set goals in a timely manner.
  • All study material is provided in an online format with no scheduled due dates or time frames for assignment completion.
  • Student will be allowed up to 1 year or as little as 3 months to complete the course. If needed, at the end of 1 year, student can pay for an extension.(6 month Extension for $200)
  • Note: The "Own Pace" course is designed to be self-guided. Instructor, Consultant, and fellow student guidance is always available, but the Instructor and Consultants don't lead the class as they do in the Scheduled 16 Week MEPAP course. If more structure and guidance is needed for success, theScheduled 16 week MEPAP course is recommended.

Mission: The MEPAP (2nd Edition) Part I "At Your Own Pace" course provides the activity professional with a strong base of knowledge, as well as the necessary skills and techniques to provide therapeutic activity services to clients and residents in a long term care setting.

Curriculum - This course is 16 weeks long and covers the following:

  • Week One – Introduction and the history of nursing homes. The educational movement in the activities profession
  • Week Two – The continuum of care and the NCCAP certification process
  • Week Three – Federal Regulations FTag248 and FTag249
  • Week Four – Activity Planning
  • Week Five – Activities Assessments and MDS3.0
  • Week Six – Activity Planning and Communication
  • Week Seven – Activity Care Planning and Men’s Activities
  • Week Eight – Activity Progress Notes, Incidental Notes and Attendance Logs
  • Mid Term Exam
  • Week Nine – The Aging Process and Disease Process
  • Week Ten - Palliative Care and Spiritual Needs
  • Week Eleven – Memory Care Activities and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Week Twelve – Communication with the elderly and Long Term Activity Planning
  • Week Thirteen – Advocacy, Resident Councils, Family Councils and 1-1 Activity Planning
  • Week Fourteen – Quality of Life and Resources
  • Week Fifteen – Inter and Intra Departmental Relationships
  • Week Sixteen - NCCAP certification review and Final Exam

Registration Process:

Course Requirements:

  • Student must have access to a computer with internet access and a valid e-mail address.
  • Student must have basic knowledge of computers, e-mail, and attaching files.
  • Student must have a word processor (such as Word or Notepad) and basic knowledge of saving files.

Practicum Requirements:

  • Student will complete practicum manual/forms, find a practicum supervisor and facility, and finish training during the course.
  • Student will be required to reach all goals for the practicum given in the practicum goals.
  • Student will need access to either a scanner OR a fax machine to turn in the practicum forms.