Approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and applicable toward completing the requirements to be nationally certified through NCCAP.\r\nNCCAP Approval # 318001\r\n\r\n\r\n(Pay in Full or lesson-by-lesson)\r\n\r\nThe MEPAP follows the curriculum established by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals.\r\nMEPAP Part I covers core content areas 1-11 while Part II covers core content areas 12-20.\r\nThe DH Special Services Independent study program offers these CC areas in 12 lessons, six lessons each for Part I and Part II.\r\n\r\nLesson 1- The Role of the Activity Manager\r\nLesson 2 - The Planning Function of Management\r\nLesson 3 - The Organizing Function of Management\r\nLesson 4 - The Staffing Function of Management\r\nLesson 5 - The Directing Function of Management\r\nLesson 6 - The Controlling Function of Management\r\n\r\nMethod of Learning\r\n\r\nEach lesson consists of learning activities and practicum activities. The lessons are designed to be practical\r\nand engage the student in meaningful learning experiences. Interview of residents, clients and staff; observation and analysis\r\nof facility systems; Internet research; participation in class discussions and class bulletin board; , implementation of groups, policies and procedures are some of the tasks involved\r\nthe course.\r\n\r\nSupervised Practicum:\r\nThe practicum experience must be completed at an approved site under an approved\r\nPracticum Supervisor. Approved sites include:\r\n\r\n- A licensed long term care facility, assisted living facility or medical day care center providing care and services to an elderly population. .\r\n\r\n-The facility must have no outstanding, significant deficiencies in activities or quality of life on file within the past year.\r\n\r\n-A currently approved site for CNA training and certification automatically qualifies as an accepted Practicum site.\r\n\r\nThe Practicum Supervisor can be the following:\r\n\r\n-A qualified activity director\r\n-A consultant to the activity department\r\n-A department supervisor, with two years of experience and who has been employed by the Practicum Site for a minimum of one year.\r\n- The student cannot be their own practicum supervisor.