Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals – Section I Independent Study


*Required books for this course are listed in the additional information section.
*Two payment options available. Pay MEPAP I in full at $600 OR pay lesson by lesson at $110 per lesson with six lessons required. Select your choice below.


Approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals and applicable toward completing the requirements to be nationally certified through NCCAP.
NCCAP Approval # 318001

(Pay in Full or lesson-by-lesson)

Also meets the standards as a qualifying credential to fulfill State regulations in many states. E-mail for more information as to how this course would fit into your State regulatory requirements for your position.

All students receive a complimentary independent study program with registration. The gift certificate will be included with your course materials. Additionally, each student receives a complimentary DH Special Services canvas bag, pad and pen.

MEPAP  Part I follows core content areas 1-11 which are covered in six lessons.

Lesson 1- The Activity Professional, the Activity Profession and the Settings in which we Work
Lesson 2 – The Older Adult
Lesson 3 – Professional Approaches to Care
Lesson 4 – Care Planning Practice
Lesson 5 – Care Giving Practice
Lesson 6 – Activity Service : System of Design, Development and Evaluation of Department Services

Method of Learning:
Each lesson consists of learning activities and practicum activities. The lessons are designed to be practical
and engage the student in meaningful learning experiences. Interview of residents, clients and staff; observation and analysis
of facility systems; Internet research and video analysis; participation in class discussions and class bulletin board; implementation of groups, policies and procedures are some of the tasks involved the course.

Supervised Practicum:
The practicum experience must be completed at an approved site under an approved
Practicum Supervisor. Approved sites include:

– A licensed long term care facility, assisted living facility or medical day care center providing care and services to an elderly population. .

-The facility must have no outstanding, significant deficiencies in activities or quality of life on file within the past year.

-A currently approved site for CNA training and certification automatically qualifies the facility as an accepted Practicum site.

The Practicum Supervisor can be the following:
-A qualified activity director
-A consultant to the activity department
-A department supervisor, with two years of experience and who has been employed by the Practicum Site for a minimum of one year.
– The student cannot be their own practicum supervisor

Successful Completion Requirements
The student will receive a certificate for successful completion of
Part I once the following requirements are met:
– All learning activities and practicum work successfully completed.
– Passing minimum grade of 75 on all tests.
– Satisfactory practicum evaluation form completed by the practicum supervisor

The student has one year to complete each part of the course, meaning Part I or Part II.


Additional information

Required books for this course

Activities Keep Me Going